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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I am researching children's acquisition of (English) punctuation and
would be most grateful if anyone could enlighten me as to any of the
1) Are there any like-minded souls out there?
2) References concerning the paraphrasing of questions, especially to
subjects who are between 5 and 8 years of age.
3) References about, and examples of, sentences which can be
disambiguated with punctuation.
4) Any interesting uses of punctuation.
Jess J. Shapero
Post Graduate Research Student,
The University of Birmingham,