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: Special issue on Swedish constructions
The online linguistics journal Constructions (http://elanguage.net/journals/constructions) is planning a special issue on Swedish constructions, for publication in the winter of 2013-2014. We invite authors to submit original research dealing with the Swedish language from a constructional perspective. The deadline for manuscripts is August 9, 2013.
Manuscripts for this special issue should span between 30.000 and 60.000 characters. In other regards, follow the submission guidelines on http://elanguage.net/journals/index.php/constructions/about/submissions#authorGuidelines. All submitted papers will undergo a double-blind peer review. Please note that participating authors are expected to review one other submission for this issue. If you intend to submit, please send us a preliminary title and a short abstract by March 31.
Guest editors of this special issue are Benjamin Lyngfelt (University of Gothenburg) and Camilla Wide (University of Turku). Please submit your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Most welcome! The editors
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Constructions is an online, peer-reviewed, free-of-charge, open access journal. It offers a forum for linguistic research concerned with the structure, use, function, and development of 'constructions' in language and linguistics. The journal aims at a balanced integration of both notional, informal approaches to constructions in general and more formal treatments, as for example, within the framework of construction grammar. One of the long-term goals is to establish contact between researchers from various perspectives. The term 'construction' as understood in this journal is deliberately chosen to have a broad extension and not be limited to any specific definition or linguistic orientation. Constructions is not restricted to any particular language or language family, and aims at combining theoretical, empirical, and applied issues. The journal editors are Alexander Bergs and Thomas Hoffmann (both at the University of Osnabrück).