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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The journal 'Language, Information, and Society', published by the Language and Information Research Institute at Sogang University is soliciting entries for a special issue on cognitive science and language. There are no strict guidelines on length; however, 30-50 pages double-spaced (A4 or 8.5X11) is recommended. We welcome all entries on language or linguistic theory from a cognitive science point of view. Possible topics include, but are not limited to biolinguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive underpinnings of UG, emergentism vs. nativism, language acquisition, and psycholinguistics. We hope to attract a diverse range of papers from different linguistic and theoretical backgrounds. If you have any questions please contact Michael Barrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.