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
Translating and the Computer (TC) is a conference which focuses on the user aspects of translation and translation-related software. It serves as a unique and beneficial meeting point for a wide audience including translators from large multinational institutions such as the EU and UN, from translation agencies across the world but also freelance translators, tools and technology developers, language experts, software vendors, business managers, researchers and academics. In addition to presentations on current issues of translation and translation technology, the conference features panel and user group discussions on topics of interest to the conference audience.