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thewaitingtree

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Registered: 01/29/2004

Gender: Female

Location: the great wide somewhere

Birthday: 12/22

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From MemoriesofGreen Oct 2016 <3

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from Shintouyu <3

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from an Mika_Len, Halloween 2k11 event

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from Doodlebug, Christmas 2011 event

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from my eternal star, April 11th 2012

User Image from Donkey Butter, Halloween 2012

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Hi, call me Tree.
I'm a linguist. I teach English as a second language.
I lived in South Korea for 2 years. I want to go back.

I am in love with language, spoken and written.
I can speak English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, American Sign Language, Russian and Swahili. I can also do a bit of French, Spanish and Italian.

I've taken Russian, Mandarin and Swahili as intensive one-to-one classes with native speaking teachers. This means I speak better than I write. (but I can read and write Cyrillic just fine)

Japanese, Korean and Mandarin are my primary focus, so I've gotten rusty in everything else, sadly.

私が日本へ行きました!本当に楽しい休みでした。また行きたいです!
그리고, 한국이 아주 좋아습니다. 한국의음식이 최고예요.

I might should mention my other loves, books. Lol. I love reading, especially C.S. Lewis and anything fantasy. ^_^'
Anyway, that's about it. Oh, but I'll leave you with favourite quotes:

OMGSUS!1!
Notice how he(koolaid man) lures the CHILDREN to a REMOTE ISLAND and gives them REFRESHMENTS?


Warrior Bard
Fishing for strangers online is like asking random people on the street to bear your children.


MemoriesofGreen
That ain't no trip. That's a vocation.

MemoriesofGreen
human intelligence is the prelude to asshattery


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i wish pokemon was real Report | 02/01/2018 5:32 pm
baww thanks brohan !!
right back atcha
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Valerth Report | 01/28/2018 9:42 pm
Seriously its been my good friends like you and dress up that makes me log on, but most friends have been MIA and items bon existent or hellaciously overpriced
Waffle King Richard Report | 01/22/2018 8:30 pm
Indeed. And the ever amazing thewaitingtree can watch my grades stay high. ^^
Waffle King Richard Report | 01/22/2018 2:15 pm
Not so much my syllabus, as the syllabus of another student, as I'm only doing one English course this semester due to the fact I was late in registering as I hadn't been approved to register for courses until just over a month ago (by which point most classes had already long filled up crying ). Still, something to look forward to in a future semester. smile

My English professor though for the Writing Intensive course that I'm doing this semester is pretty amusing. He tends to say frequently during every class "I don't know if I've mentioned this to you yet, but I have another section of this class that I teach right before you guys, and you'll probably get sick of hearing me tell you that before the semester is over."
MemoriesOfGreen Report | 01/22/2018 9:29 am
Thank you! I haven't really had the spirit of creativity move me for a few weeks so when I got back on here, I keep changing my avatar around.
Waffle King Richard Report | 01/21/2018 7:58 pm
Actually, each of those questions were an assignment to which each was to be an individual essay paper, but each would then be placed together to be turned in as a whole. ^^

How are you this evening?
Waffle King Richard Report | 01/21/2018 5:18 pm
So here are some questions for you.

01. What distinguishes a language from a dialect? Are different definitions possible?

02. What is the point of language standardization and how can it be achieved?

03. Why do languages change when they come into contact with other languages?

04. Why do languages die? What difference does it make whether a languages dies or lives on?

05. Are cultures and language use static? If not, how does the concept of change fit into the reciprocal construction of culture and language use?

06. Which problems and possibilities face a non-native speaker of a language when s/he wants to describe that same language?

07. “Culture” is often coupled with everyday identities such as “American”, “male” or “working class”. One can also use “culture” to describe professional identities such as “teacher” or “nurse”. How do teachers and nurses exhibit culture specific varieties of language? Which linguistic levels are most promising as sites of investigation if you would like to portray “nurse language”? Why?

08. Transcribing is often described as the first level of analyzing recordings or observations of language use. Why? What are the differences between recordings and observations in this respect?

09. What role does language play in the cultural construction of gender?

10. How does language use reflect the structure of a society? How is language used to maintain and alter social order?
Waffle King Richard Report | 01/19/2018 3:10 pm
So I have to do Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to Psycholinguistics, and Introduction to Sociolinguistics and Anthropological Linguistics, plus either Introduction to Phonology or Introduction to Morphology, as well as a 400-level seminar in linguistics as part of the Linguistics minor... Bring it on!
Waffle King Richard Report | 01/19/2018 2:51 pm
You are awesome! There is no doubt about that!
Waffle King Richard Report | 01/19/2018 12:53 am
No worries. I've been tied up with the semester which started on Tuesday, as well as dealing with my knee injury (had an MRI on Wednesday morning).

So far, the first week of the semester has gone pretty well, although it was a bit of a pain on Wednesday morning with the MRI, given that I was scheduled for the scan at 7:15am at the hospital, and so I had set the alarm on my cell phone for 5am. However after I had gone to sleep at around 8pm on Tuesday evening, a bunch of students started spamming the university student email system to where over 4000 messages were sent of memes, jokes, song lyrics, threats, etc were sent in the space of 2 and a half hours. This overwhelmed my phone and caused it to crash, and so I ended up waking up at 6:58, causing me to panic and rush out the door and race to the hospital. Didn't arrive until 7:45, and thus had to wait about an hour before they could fit me in. The university naturally that afternoon sent out an email to all the students regarding that chain email, and reminded students that such behavior was in violation of the IT network's acceptable use policy, and that all students who participated would be dealt with accordingly.

Sadly, my English class is in the basement of Combs Hall, and so I walk by the Linguistics Department display from the elevator, where they have weekly 'food for thought' from a Linguistics perspective, which I know would disappoint you so very much to write a response to any given topic that the department puts out. xD

How are you? I certainly hope that you are doing well. smile