PhD- Linguistics (2001): University College London (University of London). London. United Kingdom.
MA - Phonetics (1995): University College London (University of London). London. United Kingdom.
BA - Humanities (1994): University of Botswana. Gaborone. Botswana
Kemmonye Collette Monaka is an Associate Professor in the Department of English. She obtained a PhD and MA from the University of London, and a BA from the University of Botswana. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses and has published various works including academic and non-academic articles, a book and book chapters. She has published in a number of journals including Anthropological Linguistics, African Journal of Research and Development, Journal of the Linguistics Association of Southern African Development Community [SADC] Universities, South African Journal of African Languages (SAJAL), Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, among others. She has received research awards, grants, and scholarships, the latest of which is the Comité International Permanent des Linguistes Endangered Language Prize awarded in July 2018 at the 20th International Congress of Linguists in Cape Town. She edited and co-edited Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, is in the Editorial Board of Marang: Journal of Language and Literature, and is the Managing Editor and also Guest Editor of Mosenodi: International Journal of Educational Studies. She is a reviewer for various journal including Journal of Humanities, SAJAL, and Journal of the Linguistics Association of SADC Universities (LASU). She is currently collaborating with the Lutheran Bible Translators in translating the Bible into Shekgalagari.
ENG 121: Introduction to English Language Description and Usage
ENG 131: Writing in English
ENG 211: The Pronunciation of English
ENG 221: Introduction to English Linguistics
ENG 311: Modern English Grammar
ENG 351: Phonology of English
ENG 600: Research Methods
ENG 611: Advanced Phonology of English
ENG 711: Advanced Morphology of English
My research interests are on endangered languages in Southern Africa, with particular focus on Botswana. Topics include:
1.Language contact, endangerment, maintenance, revitalization, documentation and orthography development
2.Sociolinguistics of marginalized languages/ethnic communities and issues of ethnography (Bantu and Khoisan)
3.Language use, language policy, language-in- education policy
2.Language and linguistics
3.Language use, language teaching, language policy
Publons/Web of Science: https://publons.com/researcher/3994982/kemmonye-monaka/publications/
Monaka, KC (forthcoming). More on the categorization of Shekgalagari voiceless unaspirated plosives.Title of Book (tentative pgs 286-295).Cape Town: CASAS.
Mosenodi Vol 23 Issue No.2
Under publication consideration:
The need for the preservation of a national language: Setswana (Germany)
The Bantu connective (SAJAL)
A note on multilingualism (PULA)
Laryngeal pulsing (Lonaka)