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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Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes
Note: Second Call for Papers
The journal 'Recherches linguistiques de Vincennes' calls for contributions to a thematic issue 'Constructing aspect: syntactic reflections on aspectual distinctions' to appear in 2014, edited by Jacqueline Guéron (Paris 3) and Bridget Copley (CNRS/Paris 8). We welcome submissions of 5,000-8,000 words (including examples, diagrams and references) that involve syntactic explanations of aspectual contrasts. Papers must be written in English and sent in pdf form.
Le journal 'Recherches linguistiques de Vincennes' lance un appel à contributions à un numéro thématique « Constructing aspect: Syntactic reflections on aspectual distinctions », à paraître en 2014, sous la direction de Jacqueline Guéron (Paris 3) et Bridget Copley (CNRS/Paris 8). Nous accueillons des articles de 5,000 à 8,000 mots (exemples, figures, et références y compris) qui impliquent l'explication syntaxique des contrastes aspectuels. Les articles doivent être écrits en anglais et sous forme pdf.
Date limite/deadline : 30/04/2013
Jacqueline Guéron (firstname.lastname at univ-paris3.fr) Bridget Copley (firstname.lastname at sfl.cnrs.fr)