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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Special Issue: Special Issue on Japanese Geminate Obstruents
Title: Introduction to the special issue on Japanese geminate obstruents Author(s): Haruo Kubozono pages: 303-306 DOI: 10.1007/s10831-013-9109-z
Title: Geminate judgments of English-like words by Japanese native speakers: differences in the borrowed forms of “stuff” and “tough” Author(s): Itsue Kawagoe, Akiko Takemura pages: 307-337 DOI: 10.1007/s10831-013-9105-3
Title: On the positional asymmetry of consonant gemination in Japanese loanwords Author(s): Haruo Kubozono, Hajime Takeyasu, Mikio Giriko pages: 339-371 DOI: 10.1007/s10831-013-9106-2
Title: Non-native perception and learning of the phonemic length contrast in spoken Japanese: training Korean listeners using words with geminate and singleton phonemes Author(s): Mee Sonu, Hiroaki Kato, Keiichi Tajima, Reiko Akahane-Yamada, Yoshinori Sagisaka pages: 373-398 DOI: 10.1007/s10831-013-9107-1