Research Interests

  • Semantics of grammatical systems
  • Grammaticalization
  • Linguistic typology
  • Language description
  • Chadic and Afroasiatic languages

Current Projects

  • Sponsored:
    • Genetic and linguistic relations in Northern Cameroon (with John Hewitt, of the IBS). Sponsored by the Jane and Charles Butcher Foundation.
    • Chadic Syntactic Typology. Initiated under the Humboldt Research Award.
    • Chadic Migrations, University of Colorado Seed Grant
  • Not Sponsored:
    • Typology of reference systems