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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In association with Springer, the International Journal of Language Studies is going to publish a series of edited volumes on the 'Ritual of death: A cross-linguistic perspective' (to be edited by Professor Mohammad Ali Salmani Nodoushan and Professor Alessandro Capone).
Abstracts are invited (Deadline: 15 April 2014). CVs should also be sent to us along with abstracts. Our plan is to have 30 chapters in each volume in the series (each between 10,000 and 12,000 words--references included).
We would like to produce a scholarly reference series which covers the rituals of death in virtually all cultures around the world. Interested linguists and researchers are invited to read the following papers to get an idea of what kind of chapters we would like to receive: Capone, Alessandro. 2010. On pragmemes again: Dealing with death. La Linguistique 46(2): 3-21. Salmani Nodoushan, Mohammad A. 2013. The social semiotics of funerary rites in Iran. International Journal of Language Studies 7(1): 79-102. (http://www.ijls.net/vol7no1.html)
Please send your abstracts along with your professional CVs to: email@example.com
Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2014
Deadline for full papers/chapters: 15 September 2014