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: Comp Ling/Invitation to bid for COLING 2004
COLING2000 will be held at Saarbruecken in 2000 (http://www.coling.dfki.de )|
from 31 July to August 4. At that meeting the International Committee
on Computational Linguistics (ICCL) will consider bids to hos
COLING2004 after COLING2002 in Taipei. Normally, COLING2004 would be
in the Americas, but no site or area is excluded from bidding.
Hints on preparing a bid can be found under the last two links on: