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
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
Contentwise, this is not a typical JLM issue. It contains two main sections: EDITORIALS and ARTICLES. The former, EDITORIALS, consists of three papers: a note from the editors, Stuart Shieber's position paper on Creative Commons and Stefan Müller's position paper on Open Access in Linguistics. This way JLM joins the discussion about publishing models in science and makes a clear statement in support of maximal openness.
This issue's ARTICLES section, on the other hand, consists of four papers by partners of CESAR (http://cesar.nytud.hu/), a recently finished European project which sponsored the launch of the Journal of Language Modelling.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
“Journal of Language Modelling” Adam Przepiórkowski
“The Case for the Journal's Use of a CC-BY License” Stuart M. Shieber
“A Personal Note on Open Access in Linguistics” Stefan Müller
“Slovak Morphosyntactic Tagset” Radovan Garabík, Mária Šimková
“The Bulgarian National Corpus: Theory and Practice in Corpus Design” Svetla Koeva, Ivelina Stoyanova, Svetlozara Leseva, Rositsa Dekova, Tsvetana Dimitrova, Ekaterina Tarpomanova
“Derivational and Semantic Relations of Croatian Verbs” Krešimir Šojat, Matea Srebačić, Marko Tadić
“Exploiting Prosody for Syntactic Analysis in Automatic Speech Understanding” György Szaszák, András Beke