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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Lexicon Latinitatis Nederlandicae Medii Aevi: Set of 8 volumes and supplement
Woordenboek van het Middeleeuws Latijn van de Noordelijke Nederlanden, conditum a Johanne W. Fuchs, Ediderunt Olga Weijers et Marijke Gumbert-Hepp
- An international project: This dictionary forms part of an international
project under the auspices of the Union Académique Internationale to
replace the old dictionary of medieval Latin, Glossarium Mediae et
Infimae Latinitatis of DuCange (first published in 1688). Each European
country was to prepare its own dictionary based on its "national"
authors and sources.
- The first new dictionary completed: Publication of the dictionary began
in 1970, since when more than 60 fascicles have appeared. Complete in 2005
it will comprise 5300 folio pages.
- A record of word use: The importance of the Lexicon Latinitatis
Nederlandicae Medii Aevi lies not just in recording and translating
Latin words but in bringing together many instances of use.
- A research tool: It is thus a research tool for historians, intellectual
historians and philologists, giving them a sense of the range of meaning of
words, of how writers of a particular time and place used a certain word,
and allowing them to better understand the authors whose works they are
- With broad European relevance: Latin was an international medium with
Latin correspondence, scholarship and literature circulating throughout
medieval Europe so that Lexicon Latinitatis Nederlandicae Medii Aevi sheds much light on Latin in use far beyond the borders of the modern