Thera Marie Crane

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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

Description of research and teaching

My research focuses primarily on the semantics and pragmatics of underdescribed Bantu languages. I have particular interest in tense and aspect. 

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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

 

Highlighted publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    Totela

    Crane, T. 2017 The Bantu Languages. Van de Velde, M. & Bostoen, K. (eds.). 2 ed. London–New York: Routledge, (Language Families)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  2. Accepted/In press

    Bantu Lexical Semantics

    Crane, T. M. 2017 The Oxford Guide to the Bantu Languages. Marten, L., Kula, N., Hurst, E. & Zeller, J. (eds.). Oxford University Press

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  3. 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)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  4. Melodic tone in Totela TAM

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

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  5. Resultatives, progressives, statives, and relevance: The temporal pragmatics of the -ite Suffix in Totela

    Crane, T. 2013 In : Lingua. 133, p. 164-188

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  6. -ile and the pragmatic pathways of the resultative in Bantu Botatwe

    Crane, T. 2012 In : Africana Linguistica. 18, p. 41-96

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  7. A grammar of Nzadi [B865]: A Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Crane, T., Hyman, L. M. & Tukumu, S. N. 2011 University of California Press. 311 p. (University of California Publications in Linguistics; vol. 147)

    Publication: Book/anthologyC1 Published scientific monograph

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Highlighted activities

  1. University of Pretoria

    Crane, T. M. (Visiting researcher)
    8 Mar 201631 May 2016

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionAcademic visit to other institution

  2. Event type lexicalization across language boundaries:  verbs in South African Ndebele varieties

    Crane, T. M. (Speaker), Fleisch, A. (Speaker)
    20 Jun 201623 Jun 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

  3. International Conference on Bantu Languages

    Crane, T. M. (Member of organizing committee)
    20 Jun 201623 Jun 2016

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

  4. University of Pretoria

    Crane, T. M. (Visiting researcher)
    18 Feb 201514 Apr 2015

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionAcademic visit to other institution

  5. The subjectification of ‘come’ and ‘go’ futures in Ndebele: a preliminary look

    Crane, T. M. (Speaker)
    27 Apr 201528 Apr 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

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Highlighted projects

  1. Stability and Change in Language Contact: The Case of Southern Ndebele (South Africa)

    Fleisch, A., Aunio, L., Schulz, S. & Crane, T. M.

    Unknown funder

    01/09/201431/08/2018

    Project: Research project_Research

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