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 Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
Corpus-based Analyses of the Problem-Solution Pattern
This book reports research on the Problem-Solution rhetorical pattern,
which has to date received very little attention in corpus-based studies.
Insights from genre analysis and systemic-functional grammar are also
applied to the analysis of the Problem-Solution pattern, thus moving
towards a more multi-faceted analysis of corpus data. The pattern is
investigated in two specialized corpora of technically-oriented report
writing, a professional corpus and a student corpus, using a key word and
key-key word analysis. Phraseological analyses of key words in both corpora
are presented. Data show that students’ writing lacks a range of
lexico-grammatical patternings for expressing the Problem and Solution
elements of the pattern. The book concludes with some pedagogic
implications and applications of the findings. Suggested concordancing
activities are discussed within the context of key issues in the field of