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 teach on a range of undergraduate modules, mainly looking at topics related to language structure and meaning (syntax, semantics), but also covering research methods and  languages of Africa and the African diaspora.

I am interested in linguistic variation, particularly how and why languages change.  I am also interested the relationship between linguistics and social justice. You can find out more on my research page.

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. In 2018 I was  a Visiting Professor  at Ghent University (2018). And since 2018 I have been a Research Associate of the University of the Free State in South Africa.

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