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 Praise of the Beloved Language: A Comparative View Of Positive Ethnolinguistic Consciousness
This is an analysis and interpretation of the thematic content of statements of praise and commitment pertaining to a sample of vernacular languages from all over the world. It is an attempt to describe, classify, interpret and make a few quantitative comparisons in connection with the positive content of ethnolinguistic consciousness, a topic which has thus far been left untreated in the voluminous literature on ethnicity and nationalism. Among the questions asked are: What are the positive views about their vernaculars that have been expressed by peoples all over the world? Are there any regularities to these views, across time and across space? Are there more common and less common themes, and if so, which are which? This study of ethnolinguistic consciousness, that is, of what may become a component, a channel, and a goal of nationalism, will be obligatory reading for all interested in the relation between ethnolinguistic consciousness and nationalism.