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African Language Specialist

Gladys Ajaelo, Lecturer

Research Interests: Igbo; African language pedagogy.

Larry Hyman, Professor

Research Interests: Phonology; Tonal Geometry; Bantu Languages; Comparative Bantu On-Line Dictionary (CBOLD)

Sharon Inkelas, Professor

Research Interests:  Phonology, Syntax, Hausa, Bantu Languages.

Peter Jenks, Associate Professor

Research Interests:  the syntax-semantics interface in Thai and the syntax, morphology, and phonology of Moro, a Kordofanian language;nominal syntax of Basaá, an Bantu language of Cameroon.

David Kyeu, Lecturer

Research Interests: Swahili; African language pedagogy.

Sam Mchombo, Associate Professor

Research Interests:  Interaction between quantification & verb morphology as well as the relation between morphological structure & logical form in African languages; the theory of lexical-functional grammar; Democratic transitions.

Hannah Sande, Assistant Professor

Research interests: I carry out documentary linguistic work, which is informed by and contributes to linguistic theory. Specifically, I investigate phonological processes and the interfaces of phonology with syntax and morphology.

My research focuses on Kru languages, especially Guébie (Côte d'Ivoire). I have also worked with speakers of Ebrié and Ga (Kwa), Nouchi (urban youth language, Côte d'Ivoire), Dafing (Mande, Burkina Faso), Amharic (Semitic, Ethiopia), Nobiin (Nilotic, Sudan), and Moro (Kordofanian, Sudan).