Martha Booker Johnson
300 Oxley Hall
1712 Neil Ave.
Areas of Expertise
- B.A. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Pomona College, 2013
I am interested in Bantu morphology and phonology. I conduct 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.