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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A Grammar of Bantawa
Grammar, paradigm tables, glossary and texts of a Rai language of Eastern Nepal
This dissertation provides a comprehensive overview of the grammar of
Bantawa, a Kiranti (Rai) language spoken in Eastern Nepal. Bantawa is an
SOV language featuring rich verbal morphology. In Bantawa we find both
ergative and accusative alignment patterns in verbal affix agreement, and
an ergative / absolutive pattern of case marking. The grammar treats the
syntax of all major syntactical constructions, including the highly
productive verb compounding process, embedding of converbial and finite
clauses, nominalisations and evidentiality. The semantics of
nominalisations and the aspectual nuances of verbal compounds are discussed
in detail. An annotated text corpus, comprehensive paradigm tables and a
glossary complete the grammar.