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
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I'm pleased to announce a new Web Page concerning italian linguistics, whose name is 'Linguaggio e Comunicazione'. You can visit it at the URL
Its main resource is my HTML version of 1872-73 linguistics unpublished lessons of italian linguist Giovanni Flechia (1811-1892). I've been working on the original manuscript (226 pages written by a student of the University of Torino) since 1992 (I firs converted it in electronic format, then I decided to put it on the Internet and offer it to all the interested linguists).
The subject of these lessons (in italian) deals with latin and italian morphology, with many digressions on italian dialects. The linguistic relevance of the text is great, because Flechia was probably, in those years well known as fundamental for the birth of italian language science, the only linguist who can be "compared" to G.I. Ascoli, the father of italian linguistics.
My pages are (for the moment) only in italian and contain also:
a) a small archive on language-concerning articles published by italian newspapers;
b) information and data on my paper about the feminine names of job in italian literature.
Any comments and suggestions are welcomed. - --------------------------- Stefania Spina Perugia - Italy email@example.com http://www.umbrars.com/lingua - ---------------------------
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