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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Linguistica Tyrrhenica II
The Etruscan Liturgical Calendar from Capua. Addenda et corrigenda ad volumen I
In this second volume of Linguistica Tyrrhenica the relationship of
Etruscan with the Indo-European languages of Asia Minor will be further
explored. The first part deals with the second largest inscription in the
Etruscan language, the Capua tile. The second part presents the new
insights from the Capua tile and a few minor texts in the same concise and
systematic order as developed for the first volume of this series. Hence,
it likewise consists of a dictionary part with extensive explications per
item and sections on orthography, phonology, morphology and grammar
exemplified by selected texts in translation. This volume further contains
appendices on the Pyrgi texts, toponyms and personal names of Anatolian
background, and Indo-European aspects.