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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Brill's Studies in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
This book offers a comprehensive view of the morphology, syntax, and
semantics of applicatives in Salish, a language family of northwestern North
America. Applicative constructions, found in many polysynthetic languages,
cast a semantically peripheral noun phrase as direct object. Drawing upon
primary and secondary data from twenty Salish languages, the authors catalog
the relationship between the form and function of seventeen applicative suffixes.
The semantic role of the associated noun phrase and the verb class of the base
are crucial factors in differentiating applicatives. Salish languages have two
types of applicatives: relationals are formed on intransitive bases and
redirectives on transitive ones. The historical development and discourse
function of Salish applicatives are elucidated and placed in typological