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 Kanana Erastus, Professor Lutz Marten and Dr Julius Taji.
Bringing the outside in: Merging local language and literacy practices to enhance classroom learning and achievement (2019-2022) Funded by the Global Challenge Research Fund. This is a joint project with Professor Mompoloki Bagwasi, Dr Tracey Costely, Dr Gastor Mapunda and Dr Joseph Mwansa.
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.