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: Lexical Generative Grammar
Lexical Generative Grammar is now available as a PDF File. It is freely|
available at http://members.tripod.com/~maeki/index.html.
The first of three parts has been loaded at this site. Due to space
constraints I can only load one part at a time. I will therefore cycle
through the parts within a three month period, one part per month. This is
Lon Diehl's dissertation and he has given me permission to make it available
in electronic form.