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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Journal of Politeness Research: Language, Behaviour, Culture
Call for papers for inclusion in a Special Issue on African Politeness
Guest Editors: Sinfree Makoni (Penn State University) and Abdennour Kharraki (Mohammed University)
Abstracts of 500 words should be submitted to: Politeness.Research@degruyter.com by February 7th 2014. Abstracts will be reviewed by the guest editors and authors may be invited to submit a full draft paper by May 6th 2014
Papers should be on some aspect of politeness in African languages and/or used by African speakers of European languages. Papers on North African and Sub-Saharan African languages and cultures are welcome. Papers should be of high quality, taking into account and contributing to recent developments in Politeness Theory.