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: Communication,Apartment to share at LSA
I am a Bangladeshi national teaching English Language at a University|
in Dhaka. My Bachelors and Masters are in Linguistics. Linguistics as
a discipline is far behind in this part of the world. With this
problem in mind we have formed a research organization, namely, Centre
for Linguistic Thought, of which, I am the Director. We would like to
exchange views with linguists worldwide.
If you are interested in such an exchange, please contact me
at the following address:
A. Salman Al-Azami
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