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
The 10th conference of the Portuguese as a Foreign Language International Society will take place in Salvador, Bahia from November 14 to 16 under the general theme: Lives in Portuguese - Multilateral policies for teaching and training in PFL/PL2. All presentations in the field of Portuguese as a Foreign Language are welcome. The call deadline is July 20. Please refer to the SIPLE website for more information (http://www.siple.org.br).