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Hello and welcome to my personal webpage!

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I am a Lecturer in Linguistics in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex.

I am interested in linguistic variation, particularly how and why languages change. My research explores syntax, the Bantu languages, morphosyntactic variation, language contact and change, and urban youth languages.

I am also particularly interested the relationship between linguistics and social justice.

Prior to joining Essex, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Osaka University, supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at SOAS, University of London. I was also previously a Visiting Professor  at Ghent University (2018), and am currently a Research Associate of the University of the Free State, South Africa (2018 and ongoing).

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