(Yeah, this will be a bit long, but it’s got a few updates on where I am in the process of actually getting a doctorate.)
Linguist, Philosopher, Occasional Gamer, Christ-Follower.
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I’m finished with a Masters (in Biblical Languages [yes, THOSE Biblical Languages: Koine Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic. No, not Latin, though my Latin, albeit rusty, is good enough.]) Working on applying for a doctorate at Universiteit van Stellenbosch in South Africa (trust me, there’s a guy there who knows his Hebrew).
UPDATE: “As far as your interest in the PhD program in Ancient Languages is concerned, according to the International Office of the Universiteit van Stellenbosch, your credentials are acknowledged. Your entry into the program is left to the discretion of the department and faculty. The provision in this regard is that you must submit a research proposal of 2500-4000 words to faculty, which they must approve before you are allowed to register for the PhD program.” Next step, locked in. :D
UPDATE 2: So far as I know, I think I have a doctoral thesis topic that is both available AND intriguing to me. Will Skype with my advisor soon concerning the possibility.
UPDATE 3: PhD thesis topic decided: “A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of the Relative Pronoun in Biblical Hebrew.” I even know who my main dialogue partner will be throughout the whole paper, a fellow who’s done his dissertation on the Biblical Hebrew relative pronoun from a Chomskyan minimalist perspective, which runs counter to my proposal, a cognitive linguistic perspective. (PM me or ask me in chat if you want the finer details in the war between Chomskyan generative linguistics and cognitive linguistics.)
I usually hang around the River or Chocolate Hostage. If you want an intelligent discussion, PM me any time on … almost any topic. I like expanding my knowledge of … stuff.