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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Contents: A. Akkal & A. Gonegai: On the status of AgrS in some Null Subject Languages; Elabbas Benmamoun: Agreement Asymmetries and the PF Interface; Edit Doron: Word Order in Hebrew; Miriam Engelhardt: Bare NPs; Abdelkader Fassi Fehri: Distributing Features and Affixes in Arabic Subject Verb Agreement Paradigms; Ali Idrissi: On Berber Plurals; Morris Halle: Distributed Morphology: Impoverishment and Fission; Alain Kihm: Wolof Genitive Constructions and the Construct State; Jean Lowenstamm: The No straddling Effect and its Interpretation: A Formal Property of Chaha 2nd Feminine Singular Formation; John S. Lumsden: Cause, Manner and Means in Berber Change of State Verbs; Jamal Ouhalla: Possession in Sentences and Noun phrases; Chris Reintges: The Licensing of Gaps and Resumptive Pronouns in Older Egyptian Relatives; Philippe Sigiral: Thiorie de l'apophonie et organisation des schhmes en simitique; Tal Siloni: Nonnominal Constructs; Ur Shlonsky: Remarks on the Complementizer Layer of Standard Arabic; Gabor Takacs: Recent Problems of Egyptian Historical Phonology at the Present Stage of Comparative-Historical Afroasiatic Linguistics.