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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Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, Volume 3 A Grammar of Jero
With a Historical Comparative Study of the Kiranti Languages
This description of the phonology, morphology and syntax of the endangered
(Tibeto-Burman) Jero language as spoken in eastern Nepal, appears in sequel
to the author's 2004 Grammar of Wambule, the language most closely
related to Jero.
It pictures the complex-pronominalising language of the Jero Rai, one of
the Kiranti tribes of eastern Nepal. With a historical comparative study
of the Kiranti languages, the branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family
to which both Jero and Wambule belong. An exhaustive and model reference
work for Tibeto-Burman linguistics, language typology and linguistic
theory. With financial support of the International Institute for Asian