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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Inflectional Morphology: A Theory of Paradigm Structure
A new contribution to linguistic theory, this book presents a formal
framework for the analysis of word structure in human language. It sets
forth the network of hypotheses constituting Paradigm Function Morphology,
a theory of inflectional form whose central insight is that paradigms play
an essential role in the definition of a language's system of word structure.
The theory comprises several unprecedented claims, chief among which is the
claim that a language's realization rules serve as clauses in the
definition of a paradigm function, an overarching construct which is
indispensable for capturing certain kinds of generalizations about
inflectional form. This book differs from other recent works on the same
subject in that it treats inflectional morphology as an autonomous system
of principles rather than as a subsystem of syntax or phonology and it
draws upon evidence from a diverse range of languages in motivating the
proposed conception of word structure.