research

Much of my research examines languages spoken in East Africa. I have spent about a year in the Kondoa District of central Tanzania, working with speakers of the Bantu language Rangi. My home for this time was the beautiful collection of villages around a lake called Haubi.

I have also done work on the Bantu languages Simbiti, Ngoreme and Kuria from the town of Musoma, nestled between Lake Victoria and the Serengeti National Park.

I was an affiliated researcher on the Leverhulme-Trust-funded project Morphosyntactic variation in Bantu: Typology, contact and change run by Lutz Marten at SOAS.

I am also involved in the project Linguistic Variation as an Indicator of Historical Relations and Language Contact: A Comparative grammar of four Mara Bantu languages (Tanzania)This project is funded by the Kone Foundation and is based at Helsinki University under the guidance of Professor Lotta Aunio.