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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This description comprises a detailed grammar sketch of the moribund Ura language of southern Vanuatu, along with a compilation of texts, as well as the author's entire lexical corpus. Given that Crowley was working with a small group of elderly speakers, it is likely that this account with represent the final word on this language. Until the 1970s, the languages of southern Vanuatu represented one of the least-known groupings of Oceanic languages, but descriptive work in the last two decades has resulted in this being one of the more comprehensively described groupings, with this description filling one of the remaining gaps in our knowledge.