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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This work investigates the phonology of Tiberian Hebrew words ending on
consonant clusters on the underlying level. This is achieved by first
evaluating how these words were treated by traditional pre-generative
grammars of Hebrew. This section of the study serves primarily to indicate
the shortcomings in these explanations, and to indicate thereby the need
for a generative study of these words. Thereafter the treatment of these
words in terms of traditional generative phonology is discussed. In this
section the explanations offered by two noted scholars in the field, Malone
and Garr, are evaluated and compared. It is argued that these explanations
are by far more adequate than the pre-generative explanations, but that
they still miss some substantial linguistic generalisations. Finally, a
proposal is offered for how these words can be treated in a non-linear
approach to generative phonology.
In this section the focus falls primarily on syllabification and how the
site of vowel epenthesis is predicted by this process. The contribution of
this study is twofold: On the one hand it offers the first detailed
analysis of an aspect of the standard textbook “Tiberian Hebrew Phonology”
of Malone (1993). On the other hand, it opens up the study of Tiberian
Hebrew phonology to more recent developments in phonological theory.