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: InterArbora, Literacy Across Cultures
The Language Technology Group of the University of Edinburgh is|
pleased to announce the provision of a new Internet service --- tree
delivery. Visit the web page,
provide a bracketed string, press submit and have the tree delivered
direct to your desk top. There is normally a short delay when you
first use this service, in order for Java to start, and for the
InterArbora code to be shipped across.
The tree you receive can be edited, and you can generate a PostScrip
Happy tree drawing,
- Jo Calder
the Thistle editor
the Language Technology Group