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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Arabic Grammar in its Formative Age
Kitāb al-‘Ayn and its Attribution to h̬alīl b. Aḥmad
This volume deals with the numerous grammatical passages included in the
voluminous Kitāb al-‘Ayn, the earliest Arabic dictionary (8th century).
This material is isolated and classified according to its various
grammatical categories and then analyzed, taking due account of the current
knowledge of the state of Arabic grammar in its early stage of development.
The much disputed attribution of Kitāb al-‘Ayn to h̬alīl b. Aḥmad is
reconsidered from the vantage point of this grammatical material. This
reconsideration involves a critical study of the vast medieval literature
about ̬alīl's personality and the question of attribution of this early
Arabic dictionary. In addition to the author's analysis, the volume
includes an appendix with citations of the original grammatical passages of
this dictionary with useful indices.