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: Soqotri North-Western Dialectical Text - The Beginning
Another Soqotri Folk Tale text - a beginning of the Soqotran folk tale of
''Two Brothers'' similar to the famous Ancient Egyptian ''Two Brothers''
tale is now available at SemArh Semitisches Tonarchiv of the Heidelberg
( Two Brothers - 'A'HO (North-Western Dialect of Soqotri from Muri - Mauna
MP3 + PDF (text transcription))