Acknowledgments i would like to thank three important groups of people, without whom this dissertation would not have been possible: my committee, my wonderful lab-mates, and my family i would like linda was a best friend, a source of great emotional support, and the best ``fun stuff'' organizer i knew in grad school. To my friends julia, anna, kat, anna, and sarah – thank you for your continued friendship, support, hugs, skype chats, laughs and cups of tea along the way david, thank you for taking the time to proof read this thesis, your input was invaluable thank you ferg, for all the conversations, philosophical debates and. My friends and my thesis advisor, but the number of standard ways to phrase that is so much smaller than the number of theses that the pigeonhole principle applies to show that many people are writing the same sentences in their acknowledgments if the purloined acknowledgments contained many. Acknowledgements i would like to thank some people who contributed to the realisation of this dissertation firstly, i would like to acknowledge professor ullrich my dissertation many thanks go to my friends from cambridge for helping me to inte- grate into cambridge they have made my time in cambridge unforget. I'm waiting for my friend to complete proof reading the final (i hope) draft of my thesis just a little clarification- do i put in the acknowledgement with the draft that goes to the examiners or in the 'final' after-the-examination version some of them are known to the examiner as mine is a small field there also. Acknowledgements there are no proper words to convey my deep gratitude and respect for my thesis and research advisor, professor mike gurnis he has inspired me to become an my sincere thanks must also go to the members of my thesis advisory and exam these brilliant friends and colleagues inspired me over.
It has also been a time of fantastic intellectual growth, fostered by a mix of wonderful learning environments at oxford, yale, dfait (department of foreign affairs and international trade canada) and in west africa writing this dissertation would not have been possible (or half as much fun) without the support of my friends,. This thesis would not exist at all without johan sundberg, who accepted me as a doctoral student, despite my time constraints, and who believed in my project and in many thanks to my colleagues and friends at the music group for all the fun and collaboration: jenny, monica, sten, anders, roberto/christine, sofia, peta,. Acknowledgements this thesis is the end of my journey in obtaining my ph d i have not traveled in a vacuum in this journey this thesis has been kept on track and been seen through to completion with the support and encouragement of numerous people including my well wishers, my friends, colleagues and. Acknowledgements the research in this thesis would have taken far longer to complete without the encouragement from many others it is a delight to the days would have passed far more slowly without the support of my friends, both at the cavendish and around cambridge, whom i thank for putting up with my.
1 acknowledgements chris uggen's 1995 wisconsin sociology dissertation faculty, friends, and family members have helped me to complete this dissertation i would like to express my gratitude to these individuals for their support and assistance it is customary for dissertators to reserve their purplest. Teachers who have prepared me to get to this place in my academic life this project would not be nearly as good without their help second, i would like to thank several graduate students whose friendships have helped me to become a better philosopher some of my friends whom i would like to thank are brandon carey,. Eral years, each has become one of my very dearest friends both deserve enormous credit for putting up with me and all my quirks i'm looking forward to each of them putting up with lots more of me in the future if all goes well, i will be collaborating with each for many more years i also need to thank my thesis committee.
To my good friend frank wierzbicki, we made it happen charlie nutter, for his committment to collaboration bruce eckel and albert wenger, who both convinced me that working on jython was important leslie hawthorn of the google open source programs office dorene beaver john rose, brian goetz, and ted leung. You made me feel a friend, which i appreciate from my heart furthermore, i am very grateful to my external reviewer stephen h muggleton, for insightful comments both in my work and in this thesis, for his support, and for many motivating discussions in addition, i have been very privileged to get to know and to collaborate. Acknowledgements this journey would not have been possible without i would like to give special thanks to my dissertation committee i owe a debt of gratitude to dr marie mccarthy for her to my friends and roommates, thank you for listening, offering me advice, and supporting me through this entire process. Before you even begin writing your dissertation acknowledgement, take time to make a list of people who are linked to your dissertation or thesis in any way these people may have read or edited your paper or may have encouraged you or listened to your academic woes in terms of family or friends to include, only list.
Acknowledgements it is a pleasure to thank the many people who made this thesis possible it is difficult to overstate my gratitude to my phd supervisor, dr persi i wish to thank my best friend in high school (moshin lee), my best friend as an undergraduate (aaron boxer), and my best friend as a graduate student ( marc. Acknowledgements i would like to thank my supervisor, prof nicholas young, for the patient guidance, encouragement and advice he has provided throughout my time as his student i have been extremely the thesis concludes in chapter 8 with a brief discussion of possible future avenues of research we also discuss.