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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My name is Olga Shpiakina and I am an undergraduate student in Germany.
I’m doing a research on South African English with the help of an online
questionnaire. The aim of this questionnaire is to find out South
Africans' perception of their identity and the features of their English.
The information collected in this survey will be used for research
purposes only and will not be kept, sold, or made public.
Here is the link to view the survey:
I'm looking forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance!