Dr. Boniface Kawasha

Dr. Boniface Kawasha

Title: Associate Professor
Department: English, Languages and Cultures
Discipline: French, English
Office: Payne Hall Rm. 128
Phone: 912.358.3334
Fax: 912.358.3835
Email: kawashab@savannahstate.edu

Biography

Dr. Kawasha is an Associate Professor of French and Linguistics in the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures at Savannah State University, Georgia. He has taught several French language, culture, literature, and civilization courses, Linguistics courses as well as Critical Thinking. Dr. Kawasha has a few years of high school teaching experience. He has taught at the University of Oregon and Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee. As a linguist, Dr. Kawasha has presented and published on various aspects of morphosyntax of languages spoken in Zambia.

Research Interests

His research interests include French linguistics & literature, English language, African literature in French, descriptive linguistics, theoretical linguistics, language typology, linguistic anthropology, morphology, and Bantu languages.

Education

PhD, Linguistics - Univesity of Oregon
MA, Linguistics - University of Oregon
MA, French - University of Oregon
BA, Education - The University of Zambia

Awards & Honors

Name: Fulbright Travel Grant to Ghana
Date: 5/1/2016


Name: Sports Lottery Scholarship
Organization: Graduate School, University of Oregon
Date: 5/1/2002


Name: The Stephen L. Wasby Dissertation Research Grant
Organization: Graduate School, University of Oregon
Date: 4/1/2000


Name: Travel Fund
Organization: Graduate School, University of Oregon
Date: 2/1/2000


Name: OIEE Ghent Fund
Organization: Office of International Exchange and Education
Date: 8/1/1999


Name: Travel Fund
Organization: Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon
Date: 3/1/1999


Name: Graduate School Merit Award
Organization: University of Oregon
Date: 8/1/1998


Name: Sports Lottery Scholarship
Organization: Graduate School, University of Oregon
Date: 5/1/1998

Publications

Title: Remote Past and Phonological Processes in Kaonde
Publication Date: 1/1/2016
Publisher: Language Science Press
Page Number: 183-201
Type: Conference Proceeding
Authors: Boniface K. Kawasha,

Title: Relative clauses and subject inversion in Chokwe, Kaonde, Lunda and Luvale
Publication Date: 1/1/2008
Publisher: Africana Linguistica
Volume: 14
Page Number: 37-61
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Boniface K. Kawasha,

Title: Passivization in Lunda
Publication Date: 1/1/2007
Publisher: Journal of African Languages and Linguistics
Volume: 28
Issue: 1
Page Number: 37-56
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Boniface K. Kawasha,

Title: The Subject-agreeing complementizers and their functions in Chokwe, Luchazi, Lunda and Luvale
Publication Date: 1/1/2007
Publisher: Cascadilla Proceedings Projects
Page Number: 180-190
Type: Conference Proceeding
Authors: Boniface K. Kawasha,

Title: The structure of Lunda complement clauses
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Publisher: Studies in African Linguistics
Volume: 34
Issue: 2
Page Number: 1-32.
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Boniface K. Kawasha,

Title: “Indiscrete grammatical relations: The Lunda Passive
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Publisher: Typological Studies in Language
Volume: 65
Page Number: 15-41
Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Authors: Boniface K. Kawasha,

Title: Grammatical relations and relativization in Lunda
Publication Date: 1/1/2002
Publisher: Journal of African Languages and Linguistics
Volume: 23
Issue: 1
Page Number: 31-62
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Boniface K. Kawasha,