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CLS Mandate

The Centre for Language Studies is a research institution under the Faculty of Humanities at Chancellor College, University of Malawi in Zomba. It was established in 1996 under instruction from government to replace the Chichewa Board whose responsibility was to promote the development of Chichewa, Malawi's national language. The Centre's main mandate is to promote the development of all Malawian languages and guide government on language policy matters.

The Centre also recognizes the educational, social, economic and political importance of non-African languages such as English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and others. It therefore, carries out research and consultancy in these languages as well.

CLS vision and mission statement

  • Our mission is to conduct theoretical and descriptive language research relevant to Malawi and also to provide high qualify language-related services to the public and thereby contribute to the development of Malawi and its languages.
  • Our vision is to be a centre of excellence and high international reputation in academic research, consultancy and the provision of language services needed for the socio-economic and political development of Malawi.
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Pmwiki documentation

A local copy of PmWiki's documentation has been installed along with the software, and is available via the documentation index.

The basic editing page describes how to create pages in PmWiki. You can practice editing in the wiki sandbox.

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Welcome to the Centre for Language Studies Wiki.

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The CLS is a partner in the NUFU financed Malex project.

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The work at the centre has resulted in a collection of language resources for

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The CLS is a partner in the NUFU financed Malex project. That work has resulted in a collection of language resources for

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At the bottom of this page you will find links to helpful information on how to edit. I hope we have time to have a little course in this.

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The Center also recognizes the educational, social, economic and political importance of non-African languages such as English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and others. It therefore, carries out research and consultancy in these languages as well.

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The Centre also recognizes the educational, social, economic and political importance of non-African languages such as English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and others. It therefore, carries out research and consultancy in these languages as well.

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CLS Mandate

The Centre for Language Studies is a research institution under the Faculty of Humanities at Chancellor College, University of Malawi in Zomba. It was established in 1996 under instruction from government to replace the Chichewa Board whose responsibility was to promote the development of Chichewa, Malawi's national language. The Centre's main mandate is to promote the development of all Malawian languages and guide government on language policy matters.

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  • Our mission is to conduct theoretical and descriptive language research relevant to Malawi and also to provide high qualify language-related services to the public and thereby contribute to the development of Malawi and its languages.
  • Our vision is to be a centre of excellence and high international reputation in academic research, consultancy and the provision of language services needed for the socio-economic and political development of Malawi.
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Jean Chavula has been admitted to the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Her dissertation topic is Verbal derivation in Tumbuka using HPSG. Her promotor at LUCL is Prof. Maarten Mous.

CLS NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

The most recent edition of the CLS Newsletter (July-September) can be found in this pdf document.

The editorial staff of CLS Newsletter wish to inform all staff members and all our readers that the CLS Newsletter for April -June 2009 is now out. The newsletter can be accessed by clicking the link below or as a pdf-document:

CLS NEWSLETTER

NEWS: The Computer "Wizard" Returns to Malawi. Dr Daniel Ridings, the Computational Linguist behind MaLex Project returns to Malawi on his second tour of duty. He arrives in Malawi on 12th February 2009 through Lilongwe. During this visit Dr Ridings is expected to continue with technical training in Modern computational lexicography at the Centre for Language Studies under the Malawi Lexicon Project (Malex). He is also expected to focus on the two dictionary projects for Ciyawo and Citumbuka which are at lemma entry stage. Takulandirani wawa!

NEWS: CLS Holds Dissemination Conference on Language and HIV and AIDS

The Centre for Language Studies held a four day disseminatin conference on Language and HIV and AIDS from 28th to 31st February at Hippo View Lodge, Liwonde. The conference held under the theme "Empowering Local Languages in Responding to HIV and AIDS", was held to disseminate findings of a study the Centre conducted in 2006 to assess the impact of HIV and AIDS IEC Materials among the Youth in Malawi. About thirty research based papers were presented at the conference which was officially opened by the Principal Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet responsible for Nutrition and HIV and AIDS, Dr Mary Shawa. The papers focused on various subthemes such as "The Role of Local languages in HIV and AIDS Advocacy, The Youth and Language in HIV and AIDS Education, Languages, Stigma and HIV and AIDS, Minority languages and HIV and AIDS Advocacy Campaigns etc. The study as well as the conference were funded by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) which was represented at the conference by Ms Beauty Mbewu, the Programme Assistant for Language Rights Fellowship. CLS thanks OSISA for its continued support to the Centre.

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Jean Chavula has been admitted to the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Her dissertation topic is Verbal derivation in Tumbuka using HPSG. Her promotor at LUCL is Maarten Mous.

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Jean Chavula has been admitted to the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Her dissertation topic is Verbal derivation in Tumbuka using HPSG. Her promotor at LUCL is Prof. Maarten Mous.

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Jean Chavula has been admitted to the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Her dissertation topic is Verbal derivation in Tumbuka using HPSG. Her promotor at LUCL is Maarten Mous.

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The most recent edition of the CLS Newsletter (July-September) can be found in this pdf document.

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The editorial staff of CLS Newsletter wish to inform all staff members and all our readers that the CLS Newsletter for April -June 2009 is now out. The newsletter can be accessed by clicking the link below:

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The editorial staff of CLS Newsletter wish to inform all staff members and all our readers that the CLS Newsletter for April -June 2009 is now out. The newsletter can be accessed by clicking the link below or as a pdf-document:

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NEWS: The Computer "Wizard" Returns to Malawi. Dr Daniel Ridings, the Computational Linguist behind MaLex Project returns to Malawi on his second tour of duty. He arrives in Malawi on 12th February 2008 through Lilongwe. During this visit Dr Ridings is expected to continue with technical training in Modern computational lexicography at the Centre for Language Studies under the Malawi Lexicon Project (Malex). He is also expected to focus on the two dictionary projects for Ciyawo and Citumbuka which are at lemma entry stage. Takulandirani wawa!

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NEWS: The Computer "Wizard" Returns to Malawi. Dr Daniel Ridings, the Computational Linguist behind MaLex Project returns to Malawi on his second tour of duty. He arrives in Malawi on 12th February 2009 through Lilongwe. During this visit Dr Ridings is expected to continue with technical training in Modern computational lexicography at the Centre for Language Studies under the Malawi Lexicon Project (Malex). He is also expected to focus on the two dictionary projects for Ciyawo and Citumbuka which are at lemma entry stage. Takulandirani wawa!

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RESUMPTION OF CLS NEWSLETTER

The editorial staff of CLS Newsletter wish to inform all staff members and all other interested individuals that the newsletter which disappeared a few years ago has resurfaced! The first issue of the new-look CLS Newsletter is expected to be out in January 2009.

Members are requested to contribute newsletter articles now. You can make your contribution through the Editor, M.S. Thodi (mthodi@gmail.com) or the Assistant Editor, A.F.Mboga (afmboga@gmail.com).Your contributions may be in any language. Latest date for receiving articles is 9 January 2009.

Let us work together in making our newsletter a successful weapon for disseminating news of and about the Centre for Language Stidies.

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CLS NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE?

The editorial staff of CLS Newsletter wish to inform all staff members and all those interested that the CLS Newsletter for January -March is now out. The newsletter can be accessed by clicking the link below:

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Members are requested to cpntribute newsletter articles now. You can make your contribution through the Editor, M.S. Thodi (mthodi@gmail.com) or the Assistant Editor, A.F.Mboga (afmboga@gmail.com).Your contributions may be in any language. Latest date for receiving articles is 9 January 2009.

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NEWS: The Computer Wizard Returns to Malawi. Dr Daniel Ridings, the Computational Linguist behind MaLex Project returns to Malawi on his second tour of duty. He arrives in Malawi on 12th February 2008 through Lilongwe. During this visit Dr Ridings is expected to continue with technical training in Modern computational lexicography at the Centre for Language Studies under the Malawi Lexicon Project (Malex). He is also expected to focus on the two dictionary projects for Ciyawo and Citumbuka which are at lemma entry stage. Takulandirani wawa!

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NEWS: The Computer "Wizard" Returns to Malawi. Dr Daniel Ridings, the Computational Linguist behind MaLex Project returns to Malawi on his second tour of duty. He arrives in Malawi on 12th February 2008 through Lilongwe. During this visit Dr Ridings is expected to continue with technical training in Modern computational lexicography at the Centre for Language Studies under the Malawi Lexicon Project (Malex). He is also expected to focus on the two dictionary projects for Ciyawo and Citumbuka which are at lemma entry stage. Takulandirani wawa!

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The Centre for Language Studies held a three day disseminatin conference on Language and HIV and AIDS from 26th to 31st February at Hippo View Lodge, Liwonde. The conference held under the theme "Empowering Local Languages in Responding to HIV and AIDS", was held to disseminate findings of a study the Centre conducted in 2006 to assess the impact of HIV and AIDS IEC Materials for the Youth in Malawi. About thirty reserach based papers were presented at the conference which was officially opened by the Principal secretary in the office of the President and Cabinet responsible for Nutrition and HIV and AIDS, Dr Mary Shawa. The papers focused on various subthemes such as The Role of Local languages in HIV and AIDS Advocacy, The Youth and Language in HIV and AIDS Education, Languages, Stigma and HIV and AIDS, Minority languages and HIV and AIDS Advocacy campaigns etc. The study as well as the conference were funded by the Open Society Initiative for outhern Africa (OSISA) and was represented at the conference by Ms Beauty Mbewu the Programme Assistant for Language Rights Fellowship.

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The Centre for Language Studies held a four day disseminatin conference on Language and HIV and AIDS from 28th to 31st February at Hippo View Lodge, Liwonde. The conference held under the theme "Empowering Local Languages in Responding to HIV and AIDS", was held to disseminate findings of a study the Centre conducted in 2006 to assess the impact of HIV and AIDS IEC Materials among the Youth in Malawi. About thirty research based papers were presented at the conference which was officially opened by the Principal Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet responsible for Nutrition and HIV and AIDS, Dr Mary Shawa. The papers focused on various subthemes such as "The Role of Local languages in HIV and AIDS Advocacy, The Youth and Language in HIV and AIDS Education, Languages, Stigma and HIV and AIDS, Minority languages and HIV and AIDS Advocacy Campaigns etc. The study as well as the conference were funded by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) which was represented at the conference by Ms Beauty Mbewu, the Programme Assistant for Language Rights Fellowship. CLS thanks OSISA for its continued support to the Centre.

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NEWS: The Computer Wizard Returns to Malawi. Dr daniel Ridings, the Computational Linguist behind MaLex Project returns to Malawi on his second tour of duty. He arrives in Malawi on 12th February 2008 through Lilongwe. During this visit Dr Ridings is expected to continue with technical training in Modern computational lexicography at the Centre for Language Studies under the Malawi Lexicon Project (Malex). He is also expected to focus on the two dictionary projects for Ciyawo and Citumbuka which are at lemma entry stage. Takulandirani wawa!

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NEWS: The Computer Wizard Returns to Malawi. Dr Daniel Ridings, the Computational Linguist behind MaLex Project returns to Malawi on his second tour of duty. He arrives in Malawi on 12th February 2008 through Lilongwe. During this visit Dr Ridings is expected to continue with technical training in Modern computational lexicography at the Centre for Language Studies under the Malawi Lexicon Project (Malex). He is also expected to focus on the two dictionary projects for Ciyawo and Citumbuka which are at lemma entry stage. Takulandirani wawa!

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TO DO: I, Daniel, need, as soon as possible, the following for Citumbuka and Ciyawo:

  • List of abbreviations for part of speech (word classes)
  • List of abbreviations for the source language when we have a loan word.
  • List of prefixes used to denote noun classes

Use the front matter of the Chichewa dictionary to help you. On p. vi there is a table with abbreviations for word classes, source languages for loan words and the abbreviations used to mark class information.

The dictionary is on the desk in the Deputy Director's office. Please sit at the desk to study it and don't take it out of the room. I use it to work with.

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NEWS: CLS Holds Dissemination Conference on Language and HIV and AIDS

The Centre for Language Studies held a three day disseminatin conference on Language and HIV and AIDS from 26th to 31st February at Hippo View Lodge, Liwonde. The conference held under the theme "Empowering Local Languages in Responding to HIV and AIDS", was held to disseminate findings of a study the Centre conducted in 2006 to assess the impact of HIV and AIDS IEC Materials for the Youth in Malawi. About thirty reserach based papers were presented at the conference which was officially opened by the Principal secretary in the office of the President and Cabinet responsible for Nutrition and HIV and AIDS, Dr Mary Shawa. The papers focused on various subthemes such as The Role of Local languages in HIV and AIDS Advocacy, The Youth and Language in HIV and AIDS Education, Languages, Stigma and HIV and AIDS, Minority languages and HIV and AIDS Advocacy campaigns etc. The study as well as the conference were funded by the Open Society Initiative for outhern Africa (OSISA) and was represented at the conference by Ms Beauty Mbewu the Programme Assistant for Language Rights Fellowship.

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NEWS: Prof. Lars Hellan and Dr Daniel Ridings went back home Saturday 24 November 2007. They are expected back in the country around the first week of January 2008. We wish them all the best as we keep entering LEMMA on UBUNTU!

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NEWS: The Computer Wizard Returns to Malawi. Dr daniel Ridings, the Computational Linguist behind MaLex Project returns to Malawi on his second tour of duty. He arrives in Malawi on 12th February 2008 through Lilongwe. During this visit Dr Ridings is expected to continue with technical training in Modern computational lexicography at the Centre for Language Studies under the Malawi Lexicon Project (Malex). He is also expected to focus on the two dictionary projects for Ciyawo and Citumbuka whuch are at lemma entry stage.

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NEWS: Prof. Lars Hellan and Dr Daniel Ridings went back home Saturday 24 November 2007. They are expected back in the country around the first week of January 2008. We wish them all the best as we keep entering LEMMA on UBUNTU!

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NEWS: Prof. Lars Hellan from NTNU in Trondheim, Norway arrived on Sunday, 14:20 (Blantyre) and around 16:30 in Zomba.To Prof. Hellan, tamupokelerani kuno ku Malawi!

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NEWS: Prof. Lars Hellan and Dr Daniel Ridings went back home last Saturday. They are expected back in the country around the first week of January 2008. We wish them all the best as we keep entering LEMMA on UBUNTU!

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  • One lemma every two minutes until the January meeting (30 days, time off for holidays)
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  • One lemma every two minutes until the January meeting (30 days, time off for Christmas)
  • If the above is reached:
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The Malawi Lexicon Project (MALEX) will demonstrate the Technological Infrastructure and Lexicographic tools for creating dictionaries in Malawian languages. The presentation will be led by Dr Daniel Ridings from Norway. The Pro Vice Chancellor Prof L. Kamwanja and the Coordinator of MaLex in UiN, Prof Lars Hellan will be in attendance.

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The Malawi Lexicon Project (MALEX) will demonstrate the Technological Infrastructure and Lexicographic tools for creating dictionaries in Malawian languages. The presentation will be led by Dr Daniel Ridings from Norway. The Pro Vice Chancellor Prof L. Kamwanja and the Coordinator of MaLex in UiN, Prof Lars Hellan will be in attendance.

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NEWS: Could those working with the lists of words that will be used in the dictionaries come in to visit me at around 2 pm? (today=Tuesday) I have something I want to show you. Best, Daniel.

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NEWS: Could those working with the lists of words that will be used in the dictionaries come in to visit me at around 2 pm? I have something I want to show you. Best, Daniel.

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NEWS: Prof. Lars Hellan from NTNU in Trondheim, Norway arrives on Sunday, 14:20 (Blantyre) and around 16:30 in Zomba.To Prof. Hellan, tamupokelerani kuno ku Malawi!

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NEWS: Prof. Lars Hellan from NTNU in Trondheim, Norway arrived on Sunday, 14:20 (Blantyre) and around 16:30 in Zomba.To Prof. Hellan, tamupokelerani kuno ku Malawi!

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BACKGROUND

The Centre for Language Studies was established in 1996 under the Faculty of Humanities, Chancellor College, University of Malawi as a Government of Malawi initiative to take over and expand the functions of the defunct Chichewa Board. Its mandate was broadened to cover not only Chichewa but all languages spoken in Malawi.

Core Activities

The principle activities of the Centre are as follows:

  • Establish orthographic principles of Malawian languages;
  • Develop descriptive grammars of Malawian languages;
  • Compile lexicons of Malawian languages;
  • Promote and preserve Malawian languages;
  • Teach various languages of socioeconomic and political relevance to Malawi;
  • Provide translation, interpretation and editing services; and
  • Promote research in language studies.

Services Offered

  • Translation of materials from one language into another
  • Interpretation
  • Editing of materials in various languages
  • Intensive language courses in both Malawian and non-Malawian Languages
  • Consultancy services in Languages and Language related issues.
  • Research in Language and Language related issues
  • Collaboration with individuals and organizations in writing of textbooks and readers in Malawian and non-Malawian Languages
  • Offers affiliate membership to scholars and researchers.
  • Publishes Malilime: Malawian Journal of Linguistics.

Principal Staff

Director: Prof Al D. Mtenje, BEd (Mw); MA (S.Illinois); PhD (Lon); Professor of Linguistics

Deputy Director: Vacant

Language Specialists:

Chichewa Section: Alick Kadango Bwanali, BEd (Mw), MA, (Mw) (Acting Deputy Director)

Chichewa Section: Mario S. Thodi, BEd (Mw)

Citumbuka Section: Jean Chavula, MA (Mw)

Ciyawo Section: Ahmmardouh Nuruddin Ussi Mjaya; BEd (Mw)

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BACKGROUND

The Centre for Language Studies was established in 1996 under the Faculty of Humanities, Chancellor College, University of Malawi as a Government of Malawi initiative to take over and expand the functions of the defunct Chichewa Board. Its mandate was broadened to cover not only Chichewa but all languages spoken in Malawi.

Core Activities

The principle activities of the Centre are as follows:

  • Establish orthographic principles of Malawian languages;
  • Develop descriptive grammars of Malawian languages;
  • Compile lexicons of Malawian languages;
  • Promote and preserve Malawian languages;
  • Teach various languages of socioeconomic and political relevance to Malawi;
  • Provide translation, interpretation and editing services; and
  • Promote research in language studies.

Services Offered

  • Translation of materials from one language into another
  • Interpretation
  • Editing of materials in various languages
  • Intensive language courses in both Malawian and non-Malawian Languages
  • Consultancy services in Languages and Language related issues.
  • Research in Language and Language related issues
  • Collaboration with individuals and organizations in writing of textbooks and readers in Malawian and non-Malawian Languages
  • Offers affiliate membership to scholars and researchers.
  • Publishes Malilime: Malawian Journal of Linguistics.

Principal Staff

Director: Prof Al D. Mtenje, BEd (Mw); MA (S.Illinois); PhD (Lon); Professor of Linguistics

Deputy Director: Vacant

Language Specialists:

Chichewa Section: Alick Kadango Bwanali, BEd (Mw), MA, (Mw) (Acting Deputy Director)

Chichewa Section: Mario S. Thodi, BEd (Mw)

Citumbuka Section: Jean Chavula, MA (Mw)

Ciyawo Section: Ahmmardouh Nuruddin Ussi Mjaya; BEd (Mw)

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TO DO: I, Daniel, need, as soon as possible, the following for Citumbuka and Ciyawo:

  • List of abbreviations for part of speech (word classes)
  • List of abbreviations for the source language when we have a loan word.
  • List of prefixes used to denote noun classes

Use the front matter of the Chichewa dictionary to help you. On p. vi there is a table with abbreviations for word classes, source languages for loan words and the abbreviations used to mark class information.

The dictionary is on the desk in the Deputy Director's office. Please sit at the desk to study it and don't take it out of the room. I use it to work with.

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NEWS: Prof. Lars Hellan from NTNU in Trondheim, Norway arrives on Sunday, 14:20 (Blantyre) and around 16:30 in Zomba.To Prof. Hellan, tamupokelerani kuno ku Malawi!

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NEWS: Meeting in the classroom at one o'clock today for a training session in how to use this wiki system.

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The work at the centre has resulted in a collection of language resources for many languages in Malawi.

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At the bottom of this page you will find links to helpful information on how to edit. I hope we have time to have a little course in this.

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To continue setting up PmWiki, see initial setup tasks.

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More information about PmWiki is available from http://www.pmwiki.org .

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