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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Syntax within the Word
Economy, allomorphy, and argument selection in Distributed Morphology
Syntax within the Word provides a multifaceted look into the
syntactic framework of Distributed Morphology (DM) within the Minimalist
program. For those unfamiliar with the theory, this monograph provides an
overview of DM and argues its strengths. For those more familiar with DM,
this monograph provides analyses of familiar data much of which has not
been treated within the framework: argument selection, stem allomorphy and
suppletion, nominal compounds in English (feet-first vs.
*heads-first), and the structure of the verb phrase. This monograph
also proposes a future for the theory in the form of revisions to DM
including: the elimination of readjustment rules, a new economy constraint
(Minimize Exponence) that triggers fusion of functional heads, and a
feature blocking system.