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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European University Studies. Series 21: Linguistics. Vol. 317
Even though metadiscourse has recently received considerable attention,
most research revolves around written, not spoken, metadiscourse. This book
studies spoken metadiscourse in two academic genres in the engineering
field, the lecture and the peer seminar. It examines what motivates
metadiscourse and how engineering academics resort to different types of
metadiscourse when they address different audiences. Based on relevance
theory (RT), this study provides a socio-cognitive framework within which
metadiscourse is analysed. The author draws on RT's generic concept of
cognitive environment and uses it to describe the academic context in
particular. This theoretical perspective provides novel insights into
motivations, abilities and preferences of engineering academics when using
metadiscourse in the two genres under study.
Exploring discourse - Exploring metadiscourse - The scientific community:
situating cognition - Two forms of communication in the academia: Analysis
of lectures and peer seminars from a socio-cognitive approach - An RT
interpretation of metadiscourse: A qualitative and a quantitative analysis.