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 Phonology of Liquids" is an investigation into the nature of liquid consonants. This dissertation principally addresses questions of the featural content of liquids along with the hierarchical relations among those features. A major finding of this study is that both the class of rhotics and the class of liquids (defined as rhotics and sonorant laterals) are phonological valid classes. While traditional analyses have used manner features to distinguish among liquid consonants, Walsh Dickey demonstrates that rhotics and laterals are instead defined and differentiated by complexes of Coronal and Dorsal place features.