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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Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict
Language studies have for years tended to concentrate on the analysis of harmonious interactions. However, more recently, the study of acrimonious interaction has started gathering momentum. So the launching of the Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict (John Benjamins) is a timely event to give center stage to research focusing on the language of conflict and aggression.
For more information please visit http://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/jlac/main
The first volume is coming out in June 2013.
We would like to invite scholars working in these areas to contribute research papers or book reviews for the third or subsequent volumes. The journal is peer-reviewed and is published bi-annually (March and August). The third volume is due March 2014. Interested colleagues are invited to submit their contributions by the end of December 2013.
For questions, please contact: Pilar Garcés Blitvich (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Maria Sifianou (email@example.com)
Please disseminate this information to any colleagues you think might be interested.