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: Concordance Script on the Web
I have written a PERL script which outputs concordance
lines based on a node (word or phrase) entered by the user,
and lists the words occurring on the left and on the righ
of the node, sorted according to frequency (and
alphabetically in case of equal frequency). The user can
also choose a separate span for the left and the right.
You'll find it at:
I've also included an e-mail form for suggestions, feature
requests, comments, bug reports, etc.
School of English Studies
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD