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: DiO Summer School: Discourses of Expertise
Tom Van Hout
Discourse in Organizations (DiO) is offering a ‘methods school’ on
Discourses of Expertise later this Summer. The Venue is the University
of Antwerp (Belgium) and the dates are Monday 27 August – Thursday
30 August 2012. More information on program and speakers on
Applications are invited until 20 July through the online application
form. The fee for the 4 half-day methods school is 100 euros, except
for PhD students from the University of Antwerp, Ghent University and
KULeuven, who are exempt from paying fees.
On behalf of the DiO crew,
Tom Van Hout