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: 2005 LSA Institute Reminders
I would like to remind students that the deadline for applying for a fellowship to attend the 2005 LSA Institute is February 11. For more information, please visit
Moreover, students and Institute affiliates from outside of North America may experience delays in securing travel documents required for entry into the US. All are urged to apply for these entry documents at the earliest date possible.
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