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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English Historical Linguistics 2008
Selected papers from the fifteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 15), Munich, 24-30 August 2008.. Volume I: The history of English verbal and nominal constructions
The fourteen studies selected for this volume – all of them peer-reviewed
versions of papers presented at the 15th International Conference on
English Historical Linguistics 2008 (23–30 August) at the University of
Munich – investigate syntactic variation and change in the history of
English from two perspectives that are crucial to explaining language
change, namely the analysis of usage patterns and the social motivations of
language change. Documenting the way syntactic elements have changed their
combinatory preferences in fine-grained corpus studies renders the
opportunity to catch language change in actu. A majority of studies
in this book investigate syntactic change in the history of English from
this viewpoint using a corpus-based approach, focusing on verbal
constructions, modality and developments in the English noun phrase.
The book is of primary interest to linguists interested in current
research in the history of English syntax. Its empirical richness is an
excellent source for teaching English Historical Syntax.