About the article
Beatrice Ochoki is assistant lecturer at St. Augustine University of Tanzania with a specialisation in pragmatics which can be traced back to her M.A. research �Pragmatic constraints in Kenyan Hip hop Lyrics� in which she used lexical pragmatics as her theoretical framework. Besides teaching, she is engaged in academic research and supervises undergraduate research students. She is currently working on her Ph.D., which also uses the framework of Relevance Theory.
Helga Schroeder received her Ph.D. from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, where she is currently senior lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and Languages. She is also a member of SIL International, an organisation for which she is doing extensive consulting and conducts workshops in the area of morpho-syntax and discourse of African languages. Her research interest revolves around the morpho-syntax-discourse features of African languages and their interface with pragmatics. She has published internationally in linguistic journals and volumes and is right now working on ergativity in Africa and the syntax of clause chaining and its pragmatics in Nilotic languages.
Published Online: 2012-11-01
Published in Print: 2012-11-01