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: Address correction, Journals available
The author of 8.31, Sum: "bury" and "charcoal" misspelled the mailing|
address of the email discussion list of the American Dialect Soc'y (or
transmitted a misspelling as she had received it). The error seems to
be due to lower-case visual ambiguity, so I'll use upper-case, which
is non-distinctive. The correct address is
However, if no one volunteers to take it over from the curren
administrator and host, the list will die soon.
Mark A. Mandel : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200
320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA : http://www.dragonsys.com/
Personal home page: http://world.std.com/~mam/
As was reported on Linguist, Professor R. M. R. Hall died recently. I
am aiding the family is disposing of his linguistics library. There
are 19 boxes of journals for which we would like to find a good home.
The biggest chunk of this is a complete run of Language, in addition
there are a large number of issues of IJAL and Word, as well as a
number of others. The first library or linguistics department which
can use this material and is willing to pay the shipping costs may
have it. EMAIL me at Frank.Anshen@SUNYSB.edu.
There are also good selections of historical linguistics (mostly
Indo-European) and classics also looking for a good home. Please
email me if you know of one.