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 dialect of Icari is mainly spoken in the village of Icari in the Daghestan Republic (Russia). Icari is a separate dialect of the Dargwa language spoken by about 2,000 people. Generally, the grammar of Icari is typical for the South Daghestan. It is characterized by ergative clause structure focus marking, complex verbal system containing a number of synthetic and periphrastic forms of aspect/tense/evidentiality, class system of the noun with a long list of locative cases. Icari differs from the standard Dargwa in certain respects, for example in the consonant system, predicate structure, etc.
Rasul O. Matulov is Senior Lecturer at the Daghestan State University (Makhachkala). He teaches Linguistics and the Dargwa language. His Ph.D. these is the only considerable work dealing with the Icari dialect. NINA R. SUMBATOVA is a researcher at the Institute of the Oriental Studies primarily interested in typology of verbal systems. She also made fieldwork on Icari as well as some other languages of Daghestan. (see also the LINCOM webshop: lincom.at)
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