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Linguistics in Tanzania

Papers & Conferences

I have written or contributed to a number of papers (links below).  If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line. 

 

Main event line structure and aspect in Sandawe narratives

2015

In: Payne, Doris L. & Shahar Shirtz (eds.).

Beyond Aspect. The expression of discourse functions in African languages.

Typological Studies in Language (TSL) 109.

Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins

53-80

 

Malila Narrative Discourse

2015

SIL International

SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 27

 

Bena Narrative Discourse

2015

SIL International

SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 25

 

Word break conflicts in Bantu languages: Skirmishes on many fronts

2012

with Leila Schroeder

Writing Systems Research

4 (2)

229-241

 

A Sandawe Grammar

2010

SIL International

SIL e-Books 20

 

Information structure marking in Sandawe texts

2010

In: Fiedler, Ines & Anne Schwarz (eds.).

The Expression of Information Structure. A documentation of its diversity across Africa.

Typological Studies in Language (TSL) 91.

Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins

1-34

 

Object marking and aspect in Sandawe

2008

In: Ermisch, Sonja (ed.).

Khoisan Languages and Linguistics: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium

January 8-12, 2006, Riezlern/Kleinwalsertal

Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe

67-86

 

A description of the phonology of the Sandawe language

2008

with Daniel and Elisabeth Hunziker

SIL International

 

A Sandawe dialect survey

2007

with Daniel and Elisabeth Hunziker

SIL International

 

Sandawe

(Illustrations of the IPA series)

2006

Journal of the International Phonetic Association

36 (2)

235-242 

 

Focus as a key to the grammar of Sandawe

2005

Occasional Papers in Linguistics 1

Languages of Tanzania [LOT] Project

University of Dar es Salaam

9-37 


 

I have attended the following conferences:

 

Morphosyntactic variation in Eastern Bantu

SOAS, University of Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 13-15/9/2017

"The distribution and function of the verbal suffix -ag- in Bena, Malila, Sangu and Vwanji"

 

Workshop on Linguistic Islands in Africa

Goethe University, Frankfurt

Ebernburg, Bad Münster am Stein, Germany, 14-18/6/2017

"Sandawe: Distinctiveness in Diversity"

 

The semantics of verbal morphology in under-described languages

University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2-3/6/2017

"A discourse analysis of three past TAM forms in Vwanji"

 

6th International Conference on Bantu Languages (Bantu 6)

University of Helsinki, Finland, 20-23/6/2016

"Event line structure in Vwanji narratives"

 

5th International Conference on Bantu Languages

Institut National des Langues et Civilsations Orientales
65 Rue des Grands Moulins, Paris, France, 12-15/6/2014

"A comparison of narrative verb forms in Bena, Nyakyusa, Malila and Nyiha."

 

Berlin Bantu Conference (B4ntu)

Seminar für Afrikawissenschaften, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) 

Berlin, Germany, 7-9/4/2011

"Tense and aspect in Malila narratives"

 

2nd International Symposium on Khoisan Languages and Linguistics

University of Cologne, University of Frankfurt upon Main

Riezlern, Austria, 8-12/1/2006

"Perfectivity in Sandawe" 

 

Focus in African Languages

Centre for General Linguistics, Typology and Universals Research (ZAS)

Berlin, 6-8/10/2005

"Information structure marking in Sandawe texts" 

 

7th Conference of Linguistics Association of SADC Universities (LASU)

University of Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, 21-23/8/2003

"Are there serial verb constructions in Sandawe?"  

 

3rd Languages of Tanzania (LOT) Project Workshop

University of Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, 25-26/1/2003

"Focus as a key to the grammar of Sandawe"