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: Lg in Judicial Process, Phonetics
Bethany K. Dumas
I am happy to report that the server problems associated with my|
electronic journal of language and law, "Language in the Judicial
Process," have been resolved. The URL <http://ljp.la.utk.edu> now gives
full access to the current issue (issue 2.4, online today) and all back
Because of the nature of the server problems, issue 2.4 contains fewer
items than originally planned. The book reviews for the books listed below
will be in 3.1, to appear shortly.
Thank you for your helpful posts re access problems and for your
Books Reviewed in 3.1:
The Bilingual Courtroom: Court Interpreters In The Judicial Process.
By Susan Berk-Seligson. Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1990.
The Practice Of Court Interpreting. By Alicia Betsy Edwards.
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing 1995.
Translation and the Law. By Translation and the Law. Marshall
Morris, ed. Vol. VIII of the American Translators Association Scholarly
Monograph Series, Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins, 1995.
Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Language & Law
Department of English EMAIL: email@example.com
415 McClung Tower (423) 974-6965, (423) 974-6926 (FAX)
University of Tennessee Editor, Language in the Judicial Process
Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 USA <http://ljp.la.utk.edu>
New for 1997 from Cascadilla Press: Magnetic Phonetics.
Magnetic Phonetics is a set of almost 300 magnetic tiles with all of the
IPA symbols on them, including tiles for diacritics. The tiles stick to
refrigerators and metal file cabinets. Magnetic Phonetics also contains
120 tiles oriented towards broad transcription of English, with a score on
each tile. This set can be used to play IPA Crossword on a tabletop or a
magnetic surface. We include a rules guide and copies of the current IPA
chart with each set.
For details, go to http://www.cascadilla.com/magpho.html or send
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: the tiles are small, and are no
for use by linguists under the age of 4.