talks

Last year I spent three months based at Osaka University in Japan. The photo above is  me (and my ever-moving arms!) giving a talk to friends and colleagues at Tokyo University of Foreign Study, as part of an on-going collaborative project on morphosyntactic variation in the Bantu languages.

2018

‘Morphosyntactic retention and change: Insights from African urban youth languages’ at African Studies Association of the UK biennial meeting, University of Birmingham. September 2018.

‘Morphosyntactic variation in Old Swahili’ (with Rozenn Guérois and Lutz Marten) at Syntax of the World’s Languages 8, Paris. September 2018.

‘Morphosyntactic variation in Old Swahili’ (with Rozenn Guérois and Lutz Marten) as part of the workshop on ‘Variation in Swahili’ at the 7th Sintu Conference, University of Cape Town. July 2018.

Co-organised (with Rozenn Guérois and Lutz Marten) a workshop entitled ‘Particles in Bantu’ at the 20th International Congress of Linguists, Cape Town. July 2018.

‘Multilingualism and code-switching in Dynamic Syntax’ (with Lutz Marten) at the 2nd Dynamic Syntax Conference, University of Edinburg. April 2018.

2017

‘The interaction between tense-aspect and information structure in Bantu‘ Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. 11th December 2017.

‘Particles in Bantu’ (with Rozenn Guérois and Lutz Marten) Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting, University of Kent. 4-7th September 2017.

‘Language change in East African Bantu: multilingualism and its effects’ Workshop on non-dominant speakers of agents of language change. International Conference on Historical Linguistics, San Antonio, Texas. 31st July-4th August 2017.

‘Morphosyntactic micro-variation in Bantu: A parametric approach and three case studies’ (with Rozenn Guérois and Lutz Marten) International Conference on Historical Linguistics, San Antonio, Texas. 31st July-4th August 2017.

‘Dynamic developments in the marking in Bantu diminutives’ Workshop on Morphological complexity and nominal classification at SOAS University of London 21st June 2017.

‘Introduction to parametric variation research in Bantu’ (with Rozenn Guérois and Lutz Marten) Ghent University, Belgium, 31st March 2017.

‘Contact and change in East African Bantu’ University of Essex Linguistics Departmental seminar, 16th March 2017.

‘Parametric approaches to morphosyntactic variation in Bantu’ Paper presented at a workshop on morphosyntactic variation in Bantu and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan. March 2-3rd 2017.

‘Morphosyntactic variation in East African Bantu: contact and change’. Ghent University. 6th December 2016.

2016

Gibson, Hannah. ‘Diagnosing contact in the Mara region’. Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 5, SOAS University of London. 3-4 December 2016.

Gibson, Hannah and Lutz Marten. ‘Language contact and innovation: Insights from colloquial varieties of Swahili, Sheng and African youth languages.’ SOAS Swahili Baraza II, SOAS University of London. 29 October 2016.

Gibson, Hannah, Chege Githiora, Rozenn Guérois and Lutz Marten. ‘Parametric approaches to morphosyntactic variation in Bantu: a comparative-typological account of negation‘. Syntax of the World’s Languages VII , Autonomous University of Mexico, 17-19 August 2016.

Gibson, Hannah and Rozenn Guérois ‘The encoding of complex motion events in Bantu: variation and distribution‘. Syntax of the World’s Languages VII, Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, 20 August 2016.

Gibson, Hannah ‘A dynamic approach to the grammaticalisation of Bantu auxiliary constructions: context and change‘. Languages as Mechanisms of Interaction, University of Ghent. 23-24 June 2016.

Gibson, Hannah and Rozenn Guérois ‘Parametric approaches to negation in Bantu‘ Sixth international Conference on Bantu Languages (Bantu 6), University of Helsinki, 20-23 June 2016.

Gibson, Hannah. ‘Language contact in East African Bantu: Insights from word order‘. Sixth international Conference on Bantu Languages (Bantu 6), University of Helsinki, 20-23 June 2016.

Gibson, Hannah. ‘Language contact at the northern Bantu borderlands‘. Invited lecture at the University of Gothenburg, 23 May 2016.

Gibson, Hannah. ‘Towards an account of deictic particles in Rangi‘. Invited lecture at the University of Gothenburg, 24 May 2016.

Gibson, Hannah and Rozenn Guérois ‘Variation, contact and convergence in Bantu‘. 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL), University of California, Berkeley, 23-26 March 2016.

Gibson, Hannah. ‘The grammaticalisation of verb-auxiliary order in East African Bantu: past, present, future and beyond‘. 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL), University of California, Berkeley, 23-26 March 2016.

Gibson, Hannah and Lutz Marten. ‘Anaphora with lexical content words: across the nominal and verbal domains‘. Workshop on incremental Grammar from Asian and African Language Perspectives, SOAS University of London, 17 May 2016.

Gibson, Hannah, Rozenn Guérois and Lutz Marten. ‘Grammaticalisation pathways in Bantu auxiliary systems.’ Second International Conference on Grammaticalization, University of Rouen, 25-27 April 2016.

2015

Gibson, Hannah and Lutz Marten. ‘Structural retention and innovation in youth languages: Insights from morphosyntactic variation and convergence in Bantu‘. 2nd Conference on African Urban Youth Languages, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, 11-13 December 2015.

Gibson, Hannah, Rozenn Guérois and Lutz Marten. ‘A typology of copulas and non-verbal predication in Bantu’. Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Annual Meeting, University College London, London. 15-18 September 2015.

Gibson, Hannah. ‘Verb-auxiliary order in East African Bantu’ Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics. Leiden University. 31 August-1st September 2015 .

Gibson, Hannah, Rozenn Guérois and Lutz Marten. ‘Morphosyntactic variation and language contact in Bantu’. Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics. Leiden University. 31 August-1 September 2015 .

Gibson, Hannah. ‘Contact, change and convergence in Bantu: The case of Rangi’. World Congress on African Language, Kyoto. Japan. 20-24th August 2015.

Gibson, Hannah and Oliver Stegen ‘Word order and information structure in Rangi’. Information Structure in Endangered Languages. SOAS, University of London. 8-9 May 2015.

Gibson, Hannah. ‘Approaches to research: Interviews and beyond’. Talk at the Centre for International Development, University of Edinburgh. February 2015.

Gibson, Hannah. ‘Conducing research in East Africa: Thoughts and considerations.’ Centre for African Studies, University of Edinburgh. February 2015.

Gibson, Hannah. ‘Contact and change at the northern Bantu borderlands’. Linguistics Departmental Seminar, SOAS, University of London. February 2015. [video of the talk].

Gibson, Hannah  ‘Underspecification in multi-verb constructions: Building meaning in context’. Interactions between syntax and semantics across frameworks. Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge. January 2015