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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The thesis examines the reduplicative patterns of Lushootseed (Central Salish), arguing that the range of patterns are best explained by Generalized Template Theory (McCarthy and Prince 1994), in which reduplicative morphemes are specified for morphological category. Each reduplicative morpheme is specified as either root or affix, and exhibits canonical properties such as shape and segmental content. Constraints interact to derive the 'emergent' templates. In each case the root is more marked than the affix reduplicant. Generalized Template Theory is argued to have greater explanatory power than prosodic templates because both shape and segmental content can be related to morphological class membership (whereas prosodic templates can only refer to shape).