I am interested in semantics, syntax, and, the syntax-semantics interface. In particular, I’m interested in the question of possible verb meanings and how the meaning of a verb derives argument realization. Much of my work focuses on the interface between verb meaning and morphosyntax in Bantu languages, and I have focused especially on the semantics of valency changing morphology like applicatives and causatives as a means of better understanding the effect of semantics on argument realization. I am also interested in aspect and temporal reference, the semantics of location and directed motion, and the psycho-semantic reality of noun classes in Bantu languages.
I have conducted onsite data consultations in East Africa on three languages: Kinyarwanda (Rwanda), Lubukusu (Kenya), and Chichewa (Malawi).
I am currently a Senior Lecturer [=Associate Professor] at the University of Essex.
My pronouns are they/them/theirs.