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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FRANÇOIS DELL & MOHAMED ELMEDLAOUI, Syllables in Tashlhiyt Berber and in Moroccan Arabic (Kluwer International Handbooks in Linguistics 2). Dordrecht & Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002. Pp. xvi + 384. ISBN: 1-4020-1076-1 reviewed by Geoffrey S. Nathan pp 215-217
KOENRAAD KUIPER and W. SCOTT ALLAN, An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence (2nd edition). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Pp. 365. ISBN: 0-333-98464-1 reviewed by David Deterding pp 217-220
CLIVE UPTON, WILLIAM A. KRETZSCHMAR, JR. and RAFAL KONOPKA, The Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. xx + 1208. ISBN: 0-19-8607725 (pbk), 0-19-863156-1 (hbk) reviewed by Jack Windsor Lewis pp 220-226