I am involved in a number of ongoing externally-funded research projects.


Grammatical variation in Swahili: contact, change and identity (2021-2025). Funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant. This is a joint project with Dr Fridah Erastus, Professor Lutz Marten and Dr Julius Taji.

Dialectology in Bantu Languages: Variation in Bemba across phonology and morphosyntax (2021-2023). Funded by a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Grant. This is  a joint project with Professor Nancy Kula.

Eroding dichotomies: description, analysis and publishing in African linguistics (2020-2022). Funded via the British Academy Writing Workshops scheme. This is a joint project with Dr David Barasa, Professor Lutz Marten and Dr Kristina Riedel.


Variation in Sesotho and Setswana as spoken in the Free State (2019-2020). Funded by the British Academy Newton Mobility Scheme. This is a joint project with Dr Kristina Riedel of the University of the Free State, South Africa.

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