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
ICRTIT 2013 (3rd International Conference on Recent Trends in Information Technology) aims to bring together innovative academics, researchers and industrial experts in the field of Information Technology, Computer Science and Communications and allied fields to a common forum, for a constructive dialog on theoretical concepts and practical ideas. Practicing engineers and technologists, scientists from R & D Institutions, faculty members of engineering colleges, research scholars and post graduate students are expected to participate in this conference. The conference venue is located at the Madras Institute of Technology campus of Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. This conference is technically & financially co-sponsored by IEEE Madras Section. The selected papers will appear in IEEE Xplore.