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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Historical Linguistics 2009
Selected papers from the 19th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Nijmegen, 10-14 August 2009
The International Conference on Historical Linguistics has always been a forum
that reflects the general state of the art in the field, and the 2009 edition, held in
Nijmegen, The Netherlands, fully allows the conclusion that the field has been
thriving over the years. The studies presented in this volume are an expression
of ongoing theoretical discussions as well as new analytical approaches to the
study of issues concerning language change. Taken together, they reflect some
of the current challenges in the field, as well as the opportunities offered by
judicious use of theoretical models and careful corpus-based work. The
volume's contributions are organized under the following headings: I. General
and Specific Issues of Language Change, II. Linguistic Variation and Change in
Germanic, III. Linguistic Variation and Change in Greek, and IV. Linguistic
Change in Romance.