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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Dr Backhouse undertakes a semantic study of taste terms in modern spoken
Japanese. Through an investigation of the range of vocabulary available for
the description of taste qualities, and their interrelationship in terms of
meaning, Dr Backhouse presents a sensitive elucidation of the structure of
Japanese taste terms, which has significant implications for
anthropological linguistics. He explores important semantic issues, such as
the relationship between evaluative and descriptive meaning, the
intralinguistic mechanisms at work in metaphor, and draws illuminating
connections between the lexical field of colour and that of taste.
"...a useful addition to the small number of full-length studies of the
vocabulary of taste." Joel Kuipers, Anthropological Linguistics