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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In central cases of switch-reference, a marker on the verb of one clause is
used to indicate whether its subject has the same or different reference
from the subject of an adjacent, syntactically related clause. In central
cases of logophoricity, a special pronoun form is used within a reported
speech context, to indicate coherence with the source of reported speech.
Lesley Stirling argues that these types of anaphoric linkage across clause
boundaries cannot be adequately accounted for by Binding Theory. Her
detailed examination of the two phenomena, including a case study of the
Papuan language Amele, proposes an account for them which is formalized in
Discourse Representation Theory, and explores how far it is possible for
such an account to be compositional morpho-syntactic/semantic, while at the
same time taking seriously the range of linguistic and cross-linguistic
data to be explained. Switch-reference's indication of agreement or
disagreement between clauses (or larger discourse units) is shown to
function along various parameters contributing to discourse continuity:
their major protagonists, spatial and temporal location, and their status
as describing actual or non-actual situations. The arguments bear also on
general debates around the nature of linguistically marked referential
relations and the analysis of logophoric phenomena.