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: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities
Five Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at the University|
of Pennsylvania to untenured scholars whose PhD date is between
December 1991 and December 1999.
All humanistic disciplines are covered. Research proposals should relate
to "style", which is the theme for the 2000-2002 academic year of the
Penn Humanities Forum.
Applications are due by October 15. Details are available a