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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Visit my personal website: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/crane/

My research focuses primarily on the semantics and pragmatics of underdescribed Bantu languages, both within particular languages and as typological and contact phenomena. I have particular interest in expressions of tense, aspect, and modality. 

My teaching focuses on these phenomena, and on the best methods and practices for eliciting them.

 

Curriculum vitae

2015-Present: Postdoctoral Researcher, Stability and Change in Language Contact: The Case of Southern Ndebele (South Africa), University of Helsinki, Finland

2012-2014: Program Manager, France-Berkeley Fund (coordinating grants for international collaborative research), University of California, Berkeley

January 2012: Chaire internationale of the Bureau des Relations Internationales et de la Coopération, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

August - December 2011: Postdoctoral Researcher, Grammaticalization and (Inter)Subjectification Project Belgian Federal Science Policy Office Inter-University Attraction Poles Programme, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium

 

Education information

PhD, Linguistics, May 2011, University of California, Berkeley
Dissertation: Beyond time: temporal and extra-temporal functions of tense and aspect marking in Totela, a Bantu language of Zambia
Larry Hyman & Lynn Nichols (co-chairs); Line Mikkelsen; Alan Timberlake

MA, Linguistics, May 2007, University of California, Berkeley

BA, Language and Culture/Mathematics, May 2002, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA

Education/Academic qualification

Linguistics, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

May 200813 May 2011

Linguistics, MA, University of California, Berkeley

External positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale / Royal Museum for Central Africa

Aug 2011Dec 2011

Keywords

  • 6121 Languages
  • African Languages
  • Bantu languages
  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Linguistics
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Contact linguistics
  • Tense and aspect

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2007 2019

Constituency, imbrication, and the interpretation of change-of-state verbs in isiNdebele

Crane, T. M. & Fleisch, A. G., 1 Mar 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Studia Orientalia Electronica.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Totela

Crane, T., 2019, The Bantu Languages. Van de Velde, M., Bostoen, K., Nurse, D. & Philippson, G. (eds.). 2 ed. London–New York: Routledge, p. 645-691 (Language Families).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Lexical structures, lexical semantics

Crane, T. M., 2018, (Accepted/In press) The Oxford Guide to the Bantu Languages. Marten, L., Kula, N., Hurst, E. & Zeller, J. (eds.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

The roles of dissociative and (non-)completive morphology in structuring Totela (Bantu) narratives

Crane, T. M., 2015, Beyond Aspect: The expression of discourse functions in African languages. Payne, D. L. & Shirtz, S. (eds.). John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 145-176 32 p. (Typological Studies in Language; vol. 109).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Melodic tone in Totela TAM

Crane, T., 2014, In : Africana Linguistica. 20, p. 63-79

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2014 2020

Activities 2011 2018

Gothenburg

Thera Marie Crane (Visiting researcher)
27 Feb 20183 Mar 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Public PhD defense, Hilde Gunnink, A Grammar of Fwe

Thera Marie Crane (Opponent), Maud Devos (Opponent), Nancy Kula (Opponent), Mark Van de Velde (Opponent), Koen Bostoen (Supervisor), Michael Meeuwis (Supervisor), Stef Slembrouck (Other role (describe in more detail in "Relation description, notes" field))
9 Mar 2018

Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale / Royal Museum for Central Africa

Thera Marie Crane (Visiting researcher)
8 Mar 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Descriptive grammars and typology

Thera Marie Crane (Member of organizing committee)
Oct 2017 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Evaluating approaches to aspect in Bantu

Thera Marie Crane (Speaker)
1 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk