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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An empirical analysis of adjectives followed by 'that'-clauses
This is the first empirical study to focus on adjectives complemented by
'that'-clauses. The in-depth analysis of more than 50,000 cases
taken from the British National Corpus gives comprehensive insights
into hitherto neglected relations of lexis and grammar. The result of this
corpus-driven study is a novel classification of adjectives based on co-
occurrence patterns and corroborated with the help of statistical means.
The inductive analysis of corpus data offers new perspectives on and
innovative descriptions of well-known phenomena of English grammar,
such as extraposition or the resultative construction 'so…that'. It
is based on a new methodological approach, which looks at mutual
relations of both lexis and grammar in unprecedented ways.