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Bernander, R., Devos, M. and Gibson, H. (forthcoming). The negative existential cycle in Bantu. In: The Negative Existential Cycle from a historical-comparative perspective. Editors: Hamari, A. and Veselinova, L., . Language Science Press. 1- 54

Guérois, R., Gibson, H. and Persohn, B. (forthcoming). Associated Motion in Bantu languages. In: Associated Motion. Editors: Guillaume, A. and Koch, H., . DeGruyter Mouton

Gibson, H., Mapunda, G., Marten, L., Shah, S. and Taji, J., 2020. Variation in double object marking in Swahili. Swahili-Forum. 26 (Special Issue: Variation in Swahili edited by Daisuke Shinagawa and Nico Nassenstein), 142-165

Gibson, H., Mapunda, G., Marten, L. and Taji, J., 2020. Ulinganishi wa mofolojia na sintaksia baina ya lugha 19 za Kibantu za Afrika Mashariki [A morphological and syntactic comparison of 19 East African Bantu languages]. Kiswahili. 82 (2019), 1-13.


Roth, Tim and Hannah Gibson. 2019.’Differental diagnoses of language change in Ngroeme, a Bantu languageof Tanzania. Africana Linguistica. 25. 1-39.

Gibson, Hannah and Lutz Marten. 2019. ‘Probing the interaction of language contact and internal innovation: four case studies of morphosyntactic change in Rangi‘ Studies in African Linguistics. 2019.63–92.

Gibson, Hannah, Guérois, Rozenn and Marten, Lutz, 2019. Variation in Bantu copula constructions. In: The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages. Editors: Arché, M., Fábregas, A. and Marin, R., . Oxford University Press. 213- 242.


Gibson, Hannah. 2018. Building meaning in context: a Dynamic approach to Bantu clause structure. Wiley Blackwell.


Gibson, Hannah and Nobuko Yoneda. (2018).  Functions of verb reduplication and verb doubling in Swahili. Journal of Asian and African Studies. 96, 5-28.







Wald, Benji and Hannah Gibson (2018). Swahili and the Bantu languages. In: The World’s Major Languages. Editors: Comrie, B., . Routledge. 903- 924.




Gibson, Hannah, Rozenn Guérois and Lutz Marten (2017). Patterns and developments in the marking of diminutives in Bantu. Nordic Journal of African Studies. 26 (4), 344-383.


Chatzikyriakidis, Stergios and Hannah Gibson (2017) ‘The Bantu-Romance-Greek connection revisited: processing constraints in auxiliary and clitic placement from a cross-linguistic perspectiveGlossa: a journal of general linguistics. 2(1), 4.

Gibson, Hannah, Andriana Koumbarou, Lutz Marten, and Jenneke van der Wal (2017)cjdj cover ‘Locating the Bantu conjoint/disjoint alternation in a typology of focus marking.’ In: van der Wal, Jenneke and Hyman, Larry M., (eds.), The conjoint/disjoint alternation in Bantu. Mouton de Gruyter. 61-99.



Gibson, Hannah (2016) ‘A unified dynamic account of auxiliary placement in Rangi.’ Lingua. 184, 79-103.


Gibson, Hannah and Lutz Marten (2016) ‘Variation and grammaticalisation in Bantu complex verbal constructions: The dynamics of information growth in Swahili, Rangi and siSwati.’ In: Nash, Léa and Samvelian, Pollet, (eds.), Approaches to Complex Predicates. Leiden: Brill. 70-109.

Seraku, Tohru and Hannah Gibson (2016) ‘A Dynamic Syntax modelling of Japanese and Rangi clefts: Parsing incrementality and the growth of interpretation.’ Language Sciences, 56. 45-67.

Gibson, Hannah (2016) ‘A review of Klaus Zimmerman & Birte Kellemeier-Rehbein (eds.), Colonialism and missionary linguistics (Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics 5). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2015. pp. x+266.’ Journal of Linguistics, 52 (1). 236-241.



Gibson, Hannah and Vera Wilhelmsen (2015) ‘Cycles of negation in Rangi and Mbugwe.’ Africana Linguistica, 21. 233-257.

Marten, Lutz and Hannah Gibson (2015) ‘Structure building and thematic constraints in Bantu inversion constructions.’ Journal of Linguistics. 1-43.

Gibson, Hannah (2015) ‘The dynamics of structure building in Rangi: At the Syntax-Semantics interface.Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics, 8. 41-55.


Gibson, Hannah (2013) ‘Auxiliary placement in Rangi: A case of contact-induced change?’ SOAS Working Papers in Linguistics, 16. 153-166.