Lectures and Academic Blogging

I'm going to resolve to try and blog more about my academic work (in Linguistics) this year. Not because I think it will be that interesting to read for most people (in fact, lots of it will be almost incomprehensible), but because I think it will help me understand my work better and perform better academically. Writing something up for public reading forces you to get clear in your own mind what you're talking about, and tests your understanding.

This idea isn't particularly new, of course. At Ultraversity, an online degree course my dad is currently taking, they encourage all students to keep 'Learning Journals', which many have interpreted as meaning blogs.

So, look out for blog entries on the meaning of Proper Names and the differences between templatic and building-block theories of universal grammar...