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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Trubetzkoy's Orphan: Proceedings of the Montreal Round Table on Morphophonology
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 144
In putting 'morphonology' up for adoption as a chapitre particulier in 1929, Trubetzkoy started a debate regarding the boundary between phonology and morphology that has not ended yet. Essentially a record of a roundtable devoted to that boundary (Montr=E9al, October 1994), Trubetzkoy's Orphan is a full and fascinating picture of some very important contemporary attempts to define it. In addition to papers that focus on it, the volume also contains important papers on the closely related topics of 'morphoprosody' and the 'lexicon', views from 'the floor' and 'the outside', and edited transcripts of the discussions that took place at the Montreal Roundtable. Intended both for practicising and future phonologists and morphologists, Trubetzkoy's Orphan is a valuable record of a very important debate regarding one of the most central questions in phonology and morphology. Contents: De l'autonomie de la morphophonologie: C. Tiffou; (I) Allomorphy or Morphophonology?: P. Kiparsky; Comments on Kiparsky: K.P. Mohanan; Comments on Kiparksy: D.C. Walker; Reply to Mohanan and Walker: P. Kiparsky; Discussion; (II) A Functionalist Semiotic Model of Morphonology: W.U. Dressler; Comments on Dressler: R. Janda; Comments on Dressler: D.C. Walker; Reply to Janda and Walker: W.U. Dressler; Discussion; (III) uelques avantages d'une linguistique debarrassee de la morpho(pho)nologie: A. Ford & R. Singh; Comments on Ford & Singh: K.P. Mohanan; Comments on Ford & Singh: R. Janda; Reply to Mohanan and Janda: A. Ford & R. Singh; (IV) Morphoprosody: Some reflections on accent and morphology: B. Hurch; Comments on Hurch: G. Piggott; Reply to Piggott: B. Hurch; Discussion; (V) Productivity, Regularity and Fusion: How language use affects the lexicon: J. Bybee; Comments on Bybee: H. Goad; Reply to Goad: J. Bybee; Discussion; (VI) Issues in Morphophonology: A view from the floor: R. Desrochers; On Morphophonology: A view from the outside: P. Dasgupta.