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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A Grammar of Mualang
An Ibanic Language of Western Kalimantan, Indonesia
Mualang is a Malayic(-Dayak) language spoken in the interior of western
Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia. Given the relatively large number of
speakers (approximately 40,000 people), and due to its fairly isolated
geography and some well-maintained socio-cultural traditions, the study of
the language considerably broadens our knowledge of the Ibanic language
family and the Malayic language group in general. Western Borneo has been
posited as a possible homeland-candidate of Proto Malayic speakers.
Therefore, linguistic contributions about inland languages in areas such as
that of the Mualang language and people will provide Austronesian linguists
with more information regarding this issue.
This study presents a full descriptive account of the grammar of Mualang,
covering the major features of phonology and morphosyntax as well as issues
related to pragmatics. This grammar is the result of a combination of
textual analysis, elicitation and participant observation. The grammar is
supplemented by word lists and an extensive collection of glossed and