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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Among the Uralic languages, Mordvin (with two standard languages, Moksha and Erzya) possesses a uniquely complete and complicated definite conjugation. In addition to the subject, the direct object (principally: in all three persons, singular and plural) can be expressed morphologically. The Mordvin definite conjugation is also unique in the western branches of Uralic; thus, its history and relationship with the definite conjugation of the eastern branches (Ugric, including Hungarian, and Samoyed) is an intriguing question. This study is based on Prof. Keresztes's earlier studies on Mordvin historical phonology and on empirical material, also collected on recent field trips.