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: Discourse, Politics, and Women as Global Leaders
Discourse, Politics, and Women as Global Leaders
John Wilson and Diana Boxer, editors
We are seeking contributions for the above volume on women in political leadership positions in Sub-Saharan Africa, East and South Asia, and Latin America. The volume puts together contributions from diverse geopolitical areas, with representation from around the globe. If you are interested in participating in this book analyzing the discourse of female leaders from one of the above areas of the world, please contact me with the proposed contribution and a 300-500 word abstract.