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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Diálogo de la Lengua
Diálogo de la Lengua, a research journal focused on philology and linguistics, is now accepting submissions for publication in its 4th issue due out in Spring of 2013. Our journal focuses on topics including:
-Philology -Critical Text Editing and Study -Historical Linguistics -General Linguistics -Linguistic Typology -Dialectology and Sociolinguistics -L1 and L2 Acquisition -Linguistic Historiography
Submissions must be sent to email@example.com before December 30, 2012. All submissions are peer reviewed by qualified members of our advisory board within four months of submission. The advisory board will evaluate papers based on originality, clarity, methodology, results, conclusions and bibliography. Diálogo de la lengua encourages submission of original research articles and critical state of the art reviews in both English and Spanish. More information on format and criteria for acceptance can be found at dialogodelalengua.com.