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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The aim of this study is to give the semantic profile of the Greek verb-deriving
suffixes -íz(o), -én(o), -év(o), -ón(o), -(i)áz(o), and -ín(o), with a special account
of the ending -áo/-ó. The patterns presented are the result of an empirical
analysis of data extracted from extended interviews conducted with 28 native
Greek speakers in Athens, Greece in February 2009. Rochelle's Lieber's (2004)
morphological system is used as a theoretical framework.
The analysis suggests (i) a sign-based treatment of affixes, (ii) a vertical
preference structure in the semantic structure of the head suffixes which takes
into account the semantic make-up of the bases, and (iii) the integration of
socio-expressive meaning into verb structures.