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Gibson, Hannah and Aicha Belkadi. (2022) ‘The development of the encoding of deictic motion in the Bantu language Rangi: Grammaticalisation and change‘.  Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. 42 (1).

Onwukwe, Chimaobi and Hannah Gibson. (2022). Migrant identities in multilingual contexts: Nigerian migrants’ language use in public spaces in Cape Town. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1-13.


Howes, Christine and Hannah Gibson (2021). ‘Dynamic Syntax: The Dynamic of Incremental Processing: Constraints on Underspecification‘. Journal of Logic, Language and Information. 30 (2), 263–276.

Guérois, Rozenn, Hannah Gibson and Bastian Persohn. (2021). Associated Motion in Bantu languages. In: Associated Motion. Editors: Guillaume, A. and Koch, H., . DeGruyter Mouton.

Khuna, KJ., Gibson, H., Joeng, K., Nyambi, B. and Khoza, SS., (2021). Siswati (S43). In: Descriptive materials of morphsyntactic microvariation in Bantu vol. 2: A microparametric survey of morphosyntactic microvariation in Southern Bantu languages. Lee, S. J., Abe, Y. and Shinagawa, D. (eds.). Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa.


Bernander, R., Devos, M. and Gibson, H. (to appear). 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

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.


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