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: Publication of Articles on Authorship Attribution
In October 2012, Brooklyn Law School held an NSF-Funded workshop on Forensic Authorship Attribution. Speakers included computational linguists, computer scientists, researchers working in the tradition of forensic stylistics, and law professors with expertise in the area of scientific evidence.
The proceedings have now been published in Brooklyn Law School's Journal of Law & Policy.
They are available for downloading at no cost at: