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: Academic Database, Generative Linguists
Members of LINGUIST might find http://www.getCITED.org of interest. It's a site tha|
some colleagues and I have put together that, in essence, is yet another academic
database, albeit one that can be searched in a wide variety of ways. What makes this
one different is that it allows the academic community to enter in and edit its
contents. Thus, researchers can enter in the citation details of their publications
(and others' publications) and then link these to a public identity that they
create. They can also link references, faculties, universities and the like, with
the result being a rich web of academic information.
The site's been up and running in beta version for about a year now, and was
initially seeded with data from the Library of Congress. If people have any
questions, they can send them my way.
Michael K. Mauws, Ph.D.
I would like to contact generative linguists who are native or near-native speakers of
Spanish and who work or will be working in or around Medellin, Colombia. We are trying
to set up a training program for teachers of deaf students and we need to be able to
give them a course in generative grammar as part of the training. If anyone is
interested in helping us, please contact me, Marianna Pool at firstname.lastname@example.org, where I
will be happy to explain what is going on.
Centro de Estudios Linguisticos y Literarios
El Colegio de Mexico
Subject-Language: Spanish; Code: SPN