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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Selected Comparative-Historical Afrasian Linguistic Studies in Memory of Igor M. Diakonoff
This volume contains overviews on Afrasian as a whole and its constituent families plus 23 articlesby internationally known contributors. In order to arrive at a focussed volume of high-quality papers, the editors chose to restrict the contents to what is arguably Diakonoff's major field among the many in which he was a world-renowned scholar. Diakonoff was the greatest comparative historical Afrasianist during his long productive career spanning the 20th century. After a photograph of the dedicatee and a brief biography and bibliography of major publications of Diakonoff, written by Gabor Takacs, there follow the seven overviews and articles as follows (some titles abbreviated):
Afrasian Overview (Bender) Semitic tuwar- 'bull' and its Relatives (Vaclav Blazhek) Some Afrasian Etymologies (Andrzej Zaborski) Proto-Afrasian Vowels (Saul Levin) Berber Overview (D. Appleyard) Origin of the Berber 'Participle' (Maarten Kossmann) La Vocalisation du protoberbere (Karl-G. Prasse) Chadic Overview (Russell G. Schuh Third Consonants in Chadic Verbal Roots (Christopher Ehret) West Chadic Verbal Suffixes (Schuh) Sibilant Affricates in Chadic (Olga Stolbova) Arabic D-stem in Chadic? (Herrmann Jungraithmayr Cushitic and Omotic Overview (Mauro Tosco) The Omotic Lexicon (Bender) Infix Genesis in South Cushitic (Roland Kie=DFling) Cushitic Adpositions and Semitic (Hans-Jurgen Sasse) South Cushitic Sibilant Affricates (Takacs) Carakter der "Zweiradikalen" Verben des Agyptischen (Joachim Friedrich uack Reduplicative Passive in Older Egyptian (Chris H. Reintges) Semitic Overview (Appleyard) Ablaut and Aspect in Akkadian and Proto-Semitic (Vit Bubenik) Ethio-Semitic Negative NonPast (Grover Hudson) relative Markers in Ancient Ethiopic (Olga Kapeliuk) Proto-Semitic (Adrian Macelaru) Cognates to Akkadian Preposition ana in Ethiopia and South Arabia (David Testen) Surveying Bi-Consonantal Reduplication in Semitic (Peter Unseth).