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
As I am the author of a dictionary of Alsatian German and English cognates American citizens of Alsatian descent might be interested in tracing back their ancestry by discovering Alsatian through English cognates. Please you might see our website and point to interesting articles in English such as contrastive linguistics - Alsatian and English or even copy it . the website : http://perso.wanadoo.fr/universitepopulaire.dobernai/ my e-mail: email@example.com
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The application deadline of the meeting below has been extended from March 3 to APRIL 3, 2000.
Nordic-Baltic Course on Morphology:
A NorFA (Nordic Academy of Advanced Study) Research Course to be held a the University of Tartu (Estonia), June 12-19, 2000
This eight-day course will consist of three components:
(a) survey lectures given by four invited speakers:
Raimo Anttila (UCLA) Berndt Heine (Köln) Urpo Nikanne (Oslo) Andrew Spencer (Essex)
(b) student presentations (oral and poster), and
(c) general discussion sessions highlighting the methodological and theoretical issues shared by the studies presented.
In addition to the general student selection criteria defined by NorFA (in regards to country of origin, etc.) the topic of the course should occupy a significant position in the PhD or post-doctorate studies or study plans of the participants. The number of student participants will be restricted to 24.
For the funding agency, NorFA, and their general student selection criteria, see http://www.norfa.no .
The full-length proceedings will be published as a volume in the Studies of Languages of the University of Joensuu (Finland).
Responsible organizer: Jussi Niemi, Prof., Linguistics, University of Joensuu, FIN-80101 Joensuu, phone +358-13-251 4306 or 251 3198, fax +358-13-251 4211, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://cc.joensuu.fi/linguistics
Application procedure: Send a free-form application to the responsible organizer by
APRIL 3, 2000
Please enclose a one-page CV and a 2 to 5 page summary of your research interests related to the topic of the course. For additional information, please consult the responsible organizer.
Jussi Niemi, PhD Professor Linguistics University of Joensuu FIN-80101 Joensuu, Finland Phones: +358-13-251 4306 (office) +358-13-251 3198 (Linguistics Lab), +358-50-3034337 (Linguistics mobile) +358-13-228723 (home), +358-40-5477382 (personal mobile) Fax: +358-13-251 4211 email@example.com http://cc.joensuu.fi/linguistics