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: New Association of Semitic Linguistics
A new association is being formed (now in the theoretical-to-practical stage) that is
intended to deal with Semitic Linguistics and Languages.
Our goals are to publish books, organise conferences and such activities to
promote and enrich the semitic studies research.
We'd be more than happy to get emails from people (students and scholars)
wishing to join as first members of the organisation. Right now we do not plan to
charge money for the membership.
For more information, or to indicate your interest in joining, please contact Orel
Beilinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.