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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Please visit our Journal's website, www.langlxmelanesia.com, to browse through LLM Special Issue 2012, which brings to you the Proceedings of the Conference on the History, Contact and Classification of Papuan Languages held at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2-3 February 2012. Part I appeared in Oct 2012; Part II appeared in July, 2013.
Change in Traditional Numerals Systems in Mian and Other Trans New Guinea Languages – S. Fedden
Verbs with Pronominal Object Prefixes in Finisterre-Huon Languages – E. Suter
Reassessing the Wider Genealogical Affiliations of the Timor-Alor-Pantar Languages – L. Robinson & G. Holton
How Reconstructable Is Proto Trans New Guinea? Problems, Progress, Prospects - A. Pawley
Some Notes on the Tsaukambo Language of West Papua - L. de Vries
The Historical Relation of the Papuan Languages of Timor and Kisar – A. Schapper, J. Huber, & A. van Engelenhoven
The Keuw Isolate: Preliminary Materials and Classification - D. Kamholz
The Greater Awyu Language Family of West Papua – L. de Vries, R. Wester & W. van den Heuvel
A Classification of Papuan Languages – Wichmann, S.
Inheritance, Contact and Change in the New Guinea Islands Evidentiality Area - San Roque, L. & Loughnane, R.
Pronouns and the (Preliminary) Classification of Papuan Languages - Hammarström, H.