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 conference is an open forum and it invites the scholars from neighboring countries in special and the world in general to come forward to this land of mysticism and rich cultural heritage and share their research work with the scholars and students of Islamia University Bahawalpur and other prestigious institutions of Pakistan. The researchers can share their research output in the forms of research papers and posters. We have not confined the event to a specific subject or topic rather any topic related to language, language teaching, linguistics, and literature would be welcome. We assure you that we will make your stay comfortable in our city and you will leave the country with good memories of our hospitality and reverence for the great minds.