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.
In this original study, Hilde Hasselgård discusses the use of adverbials in
English, through examining examples found in everyday texts. Adverbials -
clause elements that typically refer to circumstances of time, space,
reason and manner - cover a range of meanings and can be placed at the
beginning, in the middle or at the end of a sentence. The description of
the frequency of meaning types and discussion of the reasons for selecting
positions show that the use of adverbials differs across text types.
Adverbial usage is often linked to the general build-up of a text and part
of its content and purpose. In using real texts, Hasselgård identifies a
challenge for the classification of adjuncts, and also highlights that some
adjuncts have uses that extend into the textual and interpersonal domains,
obscuring the traditional divisions between adjuncts, disjuncts and conjuncts.