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 would like to know what the exact denotation is of expressions like
"the first week of April" "the third week of this year"
in different languages und cultures.
I have heard claims that in the US the "first week" is the period from the first day of the month until the following Saturday, whereas in Germany it is the first full week (Monday to Sunday) of the month.
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