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: ALFAL Announcement, ELRA News
The Latin American Association of Linguistics and Philology (ALFAL)|
announces its new Regional Office for the U.S.A. and Canada c/o G. F.
Westphal, Dept. of Modern Languages & Linguistics, University of
Maryland, Baltimore County, MD 21250 (Fax 410-455-1025). ALFAL holds
its international meeting every three years (the last one at the
Universidad de Santiago de Chile in August of 1999) and publishes its
conference proceedings and the journal LINGUISTICA. The official
languages of ALFAL are Spanish and Portuguese. Memberships are US $
45 for three years, plus a one-time registration fee of US $ 30.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
G. F. Westphal A. T. de Castilho
Delegado Regional Presidente de ALFAL