Team Members ​

Our team comprises of researchers from the University of Essex and the University of Mainz. We have expertise in the fields of morphosyntactic variation, youth languages and Bantu languages.

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Hannah Gibson

University of Essex, England

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Nico Nassenstein

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

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Andrea Hollington

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

Elvis ResCue

Elvis ResCue

University of Essex, England


Colin Reilly

Former Postdoc (2022-23)
University of Essex, England


Jan Knipping​

PhD Candidate / Scientific Assistant,
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany


Crucial to the project is the involvement of and close collaboration with our partners

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Fridah Kanana Erastus

Kenyatta University, Kenya

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Sambulo Ndlovu

University of Swaziland, GZU /Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany Mainz

Advisory Board

Our advisory board members support and enrich this project with their expertise in relevant fields of linguistics, Bantu languages and youth language research

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Axel Fanego Palat 

Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

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Daisuke Shinagawa

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan

Ellen Hurst

Ellen Hurst

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Lutz Marten

Lutz Marten

SOAS University of London, England

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André Motingea Mangulu

Université Pédagogique Nationale Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Chege Githiora

Kenyatta University Nairobi, Kenya