Dr. Gregory D. S. Anderson recently published “Auxiliary verb constructions in the languages of Africa” in Studies in African Linguistics. This mammoth 409-page study examines verbs from over 500 African languages! Here is Anderson when he was doing linguistic fieldwork in Nigeria; he is photographed with the ruler of Alesa clan, HRH Emere Emperor John D. Nkpe II, Onch Alesa X (Eleme LGA, Rivers State, Nigeria).
This past week, Dr. Anderson spoke about his research on African languages at an international linguistics conference in Paris, “Towards Proto-Niger-Congo: Comparison and Reconstruction“. Here is the flyer for the event:
His presentation was entitled “S/TAM/P morphs (Portmanteau subject/TAM/polarity morphs) in Niger-Congo languages” and his abstract can be found with the rest of the participants abstracts on the conference website.