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
EXPOLINGUA Berlin is the leading international fair for languages and cultures in Germany. Every year, around 180 exhibitors from 25 countries give an insight into the possibilities for language-learning and teaching. Among them, national and international language schools, language travel agencies and exchange organisers, as well as embassies and cultural institutes. In addition, the seminar programme offers 80 sessions on the topics of language learning and stays abroad. You can also test your foreign language skills in a mini-language course. The fair also presents a diverse cultural programme. EXPOLINGUA Berlin attracts school and university students, trainees and those wishing to pursue language-related further education, as well as teachers, professors, translators, interpreters and others with an interest in languages and culture.
Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition