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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Case and the theory of case is one of the central concepts in modern generative syntax. Case links the arguments to the predicates within the clause, forces nominal expressions to move and to surface in specific positions, and, in some languages, encodes the referential properties of the nominal expressions. However, languages make use of overt case distinctions to a very varied degree, which leaves the proper formulation of principles that bring these aspects together with many open questions. The contributions in this volume offer analyses of case phenomena in a broad range of languages within different modern frameworks. Novel treatments of case are also proposed, inviting further discussion and development of the topic.