Saturday, July 01, 2006

Writing -- blogging for discipline... some more...

I took yesterday off, now I feel guilty, so guilty that I slept in -- something I NEVER do -- and have lazed around until now. As I type, I have a smallish pile of articles on the coffee table, a "Kathy Griffin my life on the D list" marathon on Bravo and no motivation to work on my paper on dialects and languages....

Hubby went to longtime-friend's (I've got to get a better name for him..) to play video games. The AC is humming and the cats are all snoozing... I should be able to work.

Today my mission is to read the articles to find the following:

1) A philosophical conception of the term "identity".
2) A philosoplical definition of a "language"
3) Support for the idea that indeterminacy is ok
4) Objections to Lewis -- probably on the application of convention to languages...

I think it is in the 100 or so pages of philosophy (printed from J Stor... YEA J Stor research at home).

i would also like to point out that, thanks to J Stor and other excellent on-line sources, it is much easier to do research now than it was when I was doing my grad classes... At least two or three times per paper I'd have to make an extra trip to Lincoln from Omaha (120 miles round trip) to spend the afternoon in the library pulling and photocopying articles. Hubby doesn't have to do this stuff -- it is either in BN state U's on-line database, or -- at the worst, he takes the stuff to the copy center in the basement of the library, he goes to lunch and comes back to pay for his copies and take them home... no guessing that the copy card has enough on it --- not getting all the article on the copy etc...

ok, enough procrastination on the blog--- to work -- for tonight we eat sushi...

2 comments:

Dr. Lisa said...

Oh, I agree!! Yay! Jstor. Yay! Ingenta!! Yay! Web of Science!!

App Crit said...

JSTOR is up there with the horseless carriage and polio vaccine. I can't imagine life without it.

Good luck with the stack o' reading.

Cheers