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 Institute of Linguistics of the University of Buenos Aires gladly invites researchers, teachers and students to participate in the II Young Linguists Conference, which will take place 6-8 March 2013 in Buenos Aires. The goal of the Conference is to create an environment for discussion and communication, thus providing opportunities for networking among peers in which young linguists - advanced undergraduate and graduate students - can gather and exchange their work in all areas of Linguistics.