Matthias Brenzinger: Our Featured Linguist!
It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
FYI: Mark your calendars for CSDL 2014
Stefan Th. Gries
Mark your calendars: The conference 'Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language 2014' will
- be co-organized by Stefan Th. Gries (Dept. of Ling., UCSB) and Viola G. Miglio (Dept. of Span. & Port., UCSB);
- take place 4-6 November 2014 in Santa Barbara, CA at the Santa Barbara Hyatt;
- feature the following three plenary speakers: William Croft (UNM), Adele E. Goldberg (Princeton Univ.), and Elizabeth C. Traugott (Stanford Univ.).
More information and a call for papers will follow in due course.