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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Text, Speech and Dialogue
12th International Conference, TSD 2009, Pilsen, Czech Republic, September 13-17, 2009. Proceedings
This volume constitutes selected papers from the 12th International
Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, TSD 2009, held in Pilsen, Czech
Republic, in September 2009.
This volume contains a collection of submitted papers presented at the
conference which were thoroughly reviewed by three members of the
conference reviewing team consisting of more than 40 top specialists in the
conference topic areas. A total of 53 accepted papers out of 112 submitted,
altogether contributed 127 authors and co-authors, were selected for
presentation at the conference by the program committee and then included
in this book. Theoretical and more general contributions were presented in
common (plenary) sessions. Problem oriented sessions as well as panel
discussions then brought together the specialists in limited problem areas
with the aim of exchanging knowledge and skills resulting from research
projects of all kinds.