Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990
    Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 1990. Dissertation: “Problems in Jita tonology.” Dissertation director: Charles W. Kisseberth

  • 1986
    A.M. in Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • 1977
    B.S. [Bachelor of Science] in Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Swedish Vetenskapsrådet (VR) ÄR-HS grant for a project entitled, “Somali and prosodic typology.” Diarienummer 2015-01394. Other project members: Morgan Nilsson, GU; Maarten Mous, Leiden University, 2016 – 2019

  • co-PI, Prof. Annie Rialland, ANR-DFG French-German cooperative research grant for project entitled, “The Phonology-Syntax Interface in Bantu languages.”, 2009- 2012

  • NWO visitor fellowship for research on the “Prosody of focus in Bantu languages” at LUCL, University of Leiden; local sponsors: Dr. Lisa Cheng and Dr. Thilo Schadeberg, 2005 – 2006

  • NSF POWRE grant #SBR-9806180, for project entitled, “The interaction of morphology and phonology in constraining Bantu reduplication”, including International Grant for travel to Zimbabwe, Summer 2000, 1998 – 2000


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