Martha Johnson

Doctoral Student
Graduate Students

I am interested in Bantu morphology and phonology. I conducted fieldwork in Tanzania on Kihehe, adding to descriptive knowledge about the language. Using data from my fieldwork, I am analyzing a pattern in Kihehe verbal morphology where a tense marker occurs outside of a subject marker. Cross-linguistically, subject markers tend to be farther from the root than TAM, so the order in Kihehe is unexpected. 

Areas of Expertise
  • Bantu
  • Morphology
  • Phonology
  • B.A. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Pomona College, 2013

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