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Title: Prof
Name: Amani Lusekelo Mwamakombe
College/School/Division: Dar Es Salaam University College Of Education
Role: Associate Professor
Current Summarised CV:

Prof Amani Lusekelo Mwamakombe (PhD) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Literature. He holds a PhD in African Languages and Literature from the University of Botswana, Botswana. He teaches linguistic courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. For the past 15 years, he has been teaching courses such as introduction to general linguistics, the linguistic theory of syntax, linguistic morphology, sociolinguistics of international languages, contact linguistics and linguistic field methods. Professor Lusekelo's research interests include the morphology and syntax of Kiswahili, language use in rural Tanzania, language contact in Africa, morphosyntax of argument structure in Bantu languages, the syntax of the noun phrase in Bantu, linguistic landscape in Africa, anthropological linguistics of non-Bantu languages of Tanzania, grammaticalisation in Bantu languages, the language in education in Africa and the morphology of Kiswahili. From these areas of research, he has supervised a number of masters and PhD theses/Dissertations and published a number of papers in local and international journals. Currently, he is carrying three research projects; First, an Ethnolinguistic and Eco-criticism Study of the Hadzabe Names of Medicinal Plants (with Micky Mgeja), University of Dar es Salaam Competitive Research Fund, 2019/2020 cycle 2020. Second, a Partnership project between Leiden University in the Netherlands and University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania (The PI is Dr Jenneke van Wal): Bantu Syntax and Information Structure (Burundi, Cameroun, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda) 2018 – 2021. Third, a Partnership project between Hamburg University in German and University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania (The PI is Prof. Dr Roland Kiessling): Datooga lexico-grammar of motion in dialectological and historical perspective (Tanzania) 2018 – 2021.

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