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'm looking for languages that do not have surface glides. In particular, I'd like to find languages that have hiatus with high vowels--preferably something like taioka or atia, where gliding to tajoka/atja is not allowed. If the language appears to have this, bu it depends on rate of speech, I would also be interested in that.
If you know of such a language (and also a reference) I would appreciate hearing about it. (I will post a summary if people are interested).
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