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: Study on Scientific Decision Making
Discipline of Linguistics
Scientists have recently turned our focus on to ourselves, asking how
do we make decisions in our research? To study ourselves, we need
you - the faculty and graduate students conducting the research - to
participate. Please take 10 minutes to take part in our study. You'll be
asked to manage research studies as you strive to earn tenure or
promotion - something I think we can all relate to...
If you'd like to know more about this work, please get in touch!
Michael R Dougherty [firstname.lastname@example.org]