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 Maybrat
A language of the Bird's Head Peninsula, Papua Province, Indonesia
Maybrat is a Papuan language which is spoken in the central area of the
Bird's Head Peninsula, Papua Province, Indonesia. Despite the fact that it
is one of the larger local languages in Papua Province in terms of numbers
of speakers, a comprehensive grammar on this language has hitherto not been
This book aims to give an overview of the phonology, morphology and syntax
of the Maybrat language as it is spoken by the people of Ayawasi. Ideally,
this work can be used as a reference grammar: it gives information about
the most important structural and typological aspects of Maybrat. With
this in mind, the grammar is full of illustrative examples centred around
contrasts in form and meaning, which are discussed in the text.