The Acquisition of Nairobi Swahili:

the Morphosyntax of Inflectional Prefixes and Subjects

The dissertation is based on longitudinal data that I collected in naturalistic settings in Nairobi, Kenya between December 1999 and November 2000. The subjects were four children aged between 1;10 and 3;1. I recorded their utterances twice a month for varying lengths of time and over varying durations, transcribed the utterances in CHAT format and analyzed the transcripts using CLAN programs (MacWhinney, 2000). Read more about the data collection by clicking here.

My dissertation committee was comprised of Nina Hyams (chair and advisor), Carson Schütze, Dominique Sportiche, Thomas Hinnebusch, and Alison Bailey.

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