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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"Contemporary Linguistics", now in its second UK edition, has been fully
revised and updated to reflect the latest trends in scholarship.
An initiation into the intricacies of scientific linguistic analysis,
"Contemporary Linguistics" covers not only how language is structured, but
also how it functions both socially and culturally, and how it is acquired
and processed by speakers. Interdisciplinary areas such as
psycholinguistics, language acquisition and the growing field of
computational linguistics are explored as well as the fundamentals of
phonetics and phonology, syntax and semantics.