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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Warembori is a language spoken by 600-700 people living in river mouths on
the north coast of the island of New Guinea, in the Indonesian province of
Irian Jaya. It has not been previously described in any grammatical detail,
and this sketch presents some of the complexities of applicative and noun
incorporation structures, as well as aspects of its interesting phonology.
A structuralist approach is taken to the description, allowing the
morphosyntax of the language itself determine the categories used in the
description, rather than impose a particular theoretical model on the data.
After surveying the main grammatical constructions in Warembori, including
notes on the speakers preferences for alternative constructions, the
description is concluded with notes on the genetic affiliations of
Warembori with respect to nearby Papuan and Austronesian languages, a
wordlist and a short text to illustrate the language in spoken context.