This goal is for people who are trying to become linguists, or linguistic anthropologists... or who may already be one of these, but may have previously focused on sociolinguistic or applied topics.
It was a had task for me, but thank God I had help on every step going on the way. So I'm really grateful for my teacher who was really helpful all the way through till the conference, which was also a great experience.
First step to become a professional - check!
Writing this paper was unnecessarily painful. It went fine in the end... but it was 'kantje boord' or 'kili-kili' or 'on the tipping edge' for a while... If I'd been a bit better about reading up for it, if I'd visited with my major professor earlier, if I'd tried to...