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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Origins of Old Germanic Studies in the Low Countries
This volume deals with the study of Old Germanic languages in the Low
Countries, in the seventeenth century. The work of the philologist and
lawyer Jan van Vliet (1622-1666) has been taken as a starting point for a
discussion of the intellectual background and philological methodology of
seventeenth-century investigations into the earliest recorded forms of the
Van Vliet's activities provide an extraordinary example of the earliest
attempts to approach Old Germanic languages from a comparative point of
view. The cosmopolitan tradition of philological studies in the Dutch
Republic as well as Van Vliet’s great admiration of Francis Junius
(1590–1677), the founding-father of Germanic philology, formed the basis
for his ideas about vernacular languages. His work allows us a unique
insight in the pioneering seventeenth-century studies in Germanic philology.