a copper (butterfly) rests on a coleus (plant)

Theory and fieldwork

African languages

I work to use theoretically-motivated fieldwork techniques to better explore understudied languages, especially in the Bantu ffamily and elsewhere in Africa.

Through close and deep study in un(der)studied languages, my work improves our understanding of languages like Kinande and Lubukusu, as well as using the insights gained in that study to help us understand Language generally, including more well-studied languages.