Associate Professor
Block 239 Office 201
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Professional Qualifications

Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of South Africa, April 2011

M.A. in Linguistics at Cornell University, New York, May 2003

BA in Humanities at the University of Botswana, May 1999

Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), May 2000

Brief Biography

Professor Budzani Gabanamotse-Mogara teaches linguistics in the Department of African Languages and Literature, University of Botswana. She has several years of experience in teaching and research on Bantu and Khoesan languages and linguistics and has published many high-quality journal articles, book chapters and manuals which deal with various aspects of language and linguistics. Her research interests are mainly in the areas of Bantu and Khoesan Studies with a focus on Morphology and Syntax, Semantics, Generative Phonology, Language Description & Documentation, and Language Proficiency among others.


Professor Gabanamotse-Mogara holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of South Africa (UNISA) and M.A. in Linguistics from Cornell University (USA) and B.A. in African Languages & Literature degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Botswana. She is a member of the Linguistics Association of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Universities, World Congress of African Linguistics, and the African Languages Association of Southern Africa.

Teaching Areas

General Linguistics

Bantu Linguistics

Khoesan Linguistics

Descriptive Linguistics

Research Areas

Language Description and Documentation

Morpho-Syntax Interface

Serial Verb Constructions

Verbal extensions

Person Gender Number Markers

Tense and Aspect Markers

Tone in African Languages


Postgraduate Supervision Areas

Prosodic features in a given African language

Morphological Analysis of Bantu or Khoesan languages

Language Description and Documentation

Language Attitudes

Language Endangerment

Syntactic Analysis of Bantu or Khoesan Languages

Selected Publications

Mogara, B. 2011. Tense and Aspect in Khoesan: The case of Ju/'hoansi in Geographical Typology and Linguistic Areas, . John Benjamins Publishing Company. Amsterdam/Philadelphia.

Mogara, B. 2015. The Juncture Morpheme in Naro. Journal of Linguistics and Language in Education, volume 8 number 1. Tanzania

Mogara, B. 2013. Valency Adding Processes in Khoesan: The case of Naro, Ju/'hoansi and !Xoo. LASU (Journal of Linguistics Association of Southern African Development Communities Universities, Volume 4, No.1, June 2013.

Mogara, B. 2013. Ikalanga Derived Personal Names: A Functionalist Approach. Journal of Education, Humanities and Sciences, volume 2 No.1.

Mogara, B. 2016. The Tjitswapong Noun Phrase. Journal of AION Linguistica, Volume 5. Napoli, Italy.

In pursuit of academic excellence