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 focus of the DuCog VI. is Language and conceptual development which will be covered by keynotes and invited speakers. As a medium sized conference, our aim is to bring together graduate students and young researchers from Central-Europe and to facilitate interactions with their colleagues working in other part of the world. DuCog VI. welcomes poster submission on all aspects of cognitive science, and we especially encourage graduate students and early career researchers to show their work in a friendly atmosphere.
Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics