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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Entlehnung in der Kommunikation und im Sprachwandel [Borrowing and Integration of Loanwords from the Perspective of the Speaker]
De Gruyter Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 360
This work analyzes current borrowings and integration of loan words in the
French language and in other Romance languages. The studied phenomena are
analyzed exclusively from the perspective of the speakers. The main aim is to
elucidate the complexity of these processes - how language undergoes change -
and to work out a model which is adequate with respect to communication
theory. In particular, the study takes into account the occurrence of competing
forms of loan words that differ from each other in their degree of integration.