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
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Contents: O.Leska (): Prague School Linguistics: Units in Diversity; P.Siriot: The Impact of Czech and Russian Biology on the Linguistic Thoughts of the Prague Linguistic Circle; P.Sgall: Types of Languages and Probabilistic Implication Laws; C.H.van Schoonveld: Are the Phonological Distinctive Features Ordered?; Y.Tobin: Developmental and Clinical Phonology: The Prague School and Beyond; E.Stankiewicz: Grammatical Categories and Their Formal Patterns; B.H.Partee: Nominal and Temporal Semantic Structure; Aspect and uantification; H.Kucera: In the Beginning Was the Verb: Markedness in Grammatical Categories; J.Sabrsula: Aspect, Contexte, Distribution; W.U.Dressler: What is Natural in Natural Morphology (NM)?; A.Steube and A.Spdth: Determination in German and Russian; T.Hoskovec: Sur la paradigmatisation du verbe indo-europien (premihre partie); M.Komarek: Autosemantic Parts of Speech in Czech; A.Boguslawski: Inherently Thematic or Rhematic Units of Language; E.Hajicova and I.Kruijff-Korbayova: On the Notion of Topic; J.Firbas: The Theory of Functional Sentence Perspective as a Reflection of an Effort Towards a Means-Ends Model of Language; L.Duskova: Basic Distribution of Communicative Dynamism vs. Nonlinear Indication of Functional Sentence Perspective; M.Jelmnek: Anregungen des Prager linguistischen Zirkels zur Verwissenschaftlichung der Stilistik; J.V.Neustupny: Sociolinguistics and the Prague School; L.R.Waugh: Roman Jakobson's Intellectual Influence in America; H.Schnelle: Dichotomies in the Brain - Jakobsonian and Modern.