And now, a request

Do you remember my post “In a love-hate relationship with linguistics”? Well, here’s an expression of that love.

I’m aiming to start a postgraduate programme in linguistics next year September. UWI has a new postgraduate diploma, and last year a lecturer of mine suggested I do it. This was after I had been mulling over the idea of doing an MA in it for some time.

I think I’ll do it. I decided to wait until next year to apply because I just don’t have the money now…

And that’s what this post is all about:

I admit: I’m nervous about doing this, but I figure what do I have to lose, right? 🙂

As it stands, I just can’t deal with the financial demands of school right now, and so I humbly request that you, and others who visit the digital universe that is the internet, help me with my goal.

Linguistics is a passion I never thought I’d have, but it’s grown on me. And I’ll never look back. It’s coloured how I see the world, my own country, my history, the people around me; and it’s the reason I’ve been able to do much of my language teaching and interpreting work.

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That’s what linguistics is to me: application to real life. With Jamaica as a Creole language environment, and with my connection to the Deaf community here, there are so many more other ways I can use my linguistics to better this country, and serve my people.

Whether it’s my sharing my YouCaring page, or donating yourself, please help me make my dream a reality!

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