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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Call for papers for the next issue of CORPUS (2013): Dialectology.
CORPUS is an international journal, published once a year in a paper version as well as in a free online version (six months later). Its articles are reviewed by a scientific committee. CORPUS investigates all the aspects of corpus linguistics: theoretical, epistemological, and methodological, whatever linguistic field and language. The successive issues of the journal aim at developing an in-depth reflection on the role corpora hold in contemporary linguistic research along with a reflexive analysis on the collection and implementation of the mentioned corpora. Concomitantly, the heuristic processes uniting the gathering and the structuring of empirical data on the one hand, and the emergence or the validation of the linguistic hypotheses on the other hand, are also sought to be evaluated and made explicit.
The previous issues are available at: http://corpus.revues.org
The articles can be written in French, English, and possibly in Spanish or Italian.
Traditionally, dialectologists are specialists in the development and use of large corpora, as evidenced by the large amount of linguistic atlases and databases. The aim of this issue is to highlight their studies based on dialectal corpora (whatever their linguistic domain), to show their peculiarities, and to consider the implications for general linguistics.
Deadlines: - Submission (title + abstract): 15th November 2012 - Committee's conditional notification to the authors: December 2012 - Full length however provisional version of the article: 1st March 2013 - Committee's final notification (acceptance/reject): 30th April 2013 - Final version: 30th June 2013 - Publication of the paper version: October 2013