Now it's official: I am a PhD student at the University of Valencia (Doctorate Programme: Llengües i Literatures, Facultat de Filologia), with a research project in the field of historical linguistics. One of the good things about being (again) a member of the university community is that now I have full access to a wide range of bibliographic sources, including online journals and other reference material. And I also have a new email address, provided by the university: firstname.lastname@example.org
The real problem about carrying out this research is time. I'm not a full-time student, and I have to combine investigation with other activities, for example work as a teacher. This will probably have a negative effect on the blog, as I won't have much time left for it, but I don't want it to disappear. Maybe it could be a good idea to keep the PhD and the blog as two separate things. In my PhD I'll focus on a very specific topic: the languages of the British Isles and their origins, whereas in the blog I can write about more general topics in the field of linguistics, as I have done so far: Indo-European, origins of human language, general linguistics, population genetics, etc. Recently, for example, I've been reading some interesting texts about the Afro-asiatic group of languages, and also about the origins of agriculture, and I'm already preparing a series of posts about these topics. Now, the question is: Will I be able to cope with everything? I'm not sure, but I'll try.