My research is concerned primarily with nominal classification systems with focus on morphosyntax and semantics of noun class systems of the Niger‑Congo type. I am a Research Fellow in language acquisition and morphology.
- University of York
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Child language acquisition
- University of Surrey
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Future Research Leaders Scheme
- University of Manchester
Postdoctoral Research Assistance
- SOAS (University of London)
PhD in Linguistics
Morphosyntax and semantic categorisation of the Eegimaa noun class system.
My current research investigates children’s acquisition of morphology and noun phrase agreement in Eegimaa, a Jóola language of the Atlantic (Niger‑Congo) family spoken in Southern Senegal. This research is part of an ESRC/AHRC funded project with Dunstan Brown and Marilyn Vihman. Prior to this, I researched the parallels between the nominal and verbal classification systems in Eegimaa as part of a grant funded by the ESRC Future Research Leaders and held at the Surrey Morphology Group. This was preceded by a research project in language documentation for which I documented some of the most Endangered linguistic and cultural material of Eegimaa. For my PhD research undertaken at SOAS, University of London, I research the morphosyntactic and semantic categories of the Eegimaa noun class system.
ESRC Research Grant - funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Project: Matches and mismatches in nominal morphology and agreement: Learning from the acquisition of Eegimaa
- 2017 Feb & March
Newton Fund, University of York, UK
Project: Preserving local culture and enabling wider communication: the case of Eegimaa
Future Research Leaders Postdoctoral Fellowship - funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK.
Project: Verb classification in Gújjolaay Eegimaa
Individual Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - funded by the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP), UK.
Project: The Documentation of Gújjolaay Eegimaa
Fieldwork Travel Grant - funded by ELDP, UK.
Project: PhD research and documentation of Gújjolaay Eegimaa.
University of London Central Research Fund. University of London, UK.
Project: data collection for PhD research
Bursary for a PhD in Linguistics as part of Endangered Languages Academic Programme – SOAS, University of London, UK