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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Endangered Austronesian, Papuan and Australian Aboriginal languages
essays on language documentation, archiving and revitalization
The contributions to this book concern the documentation and revitalization of
endangered languages and the archiving of documented language materials.
The anthology focuses mainly on endangered Oceanic languages, with articles
on Vanuatu by Darrell Tryon and the Marquesas by Gabriele Cablitz, on
situations of loss and gain by Ingjerd Hoëm and on the Kilivila language of the
Trobriands by the editor. Nick Thieberger, Peter Wittenburg and Paul Trilsbeek,
and David Blundell and colleagues write about aspects of linguistic archiving.
Under the rubric of revitalization, Margaret Florey and Michael Ewing write about
Maluku, Jakelin Troy and Michael Walsh about Australian Aboriginal languages
in southeastern Australia, whilst three articles, by Sophie Nock, Diane Johnson
and Winifred Crombie concern the revitalization of Māori.