Staff Profiles: MSU National Language Institute

Professor Wiseman Magwa

Position: Executive Director

Research Interests
    Language planning and policy Language teaching Heritage and Culture

Professor William Lungisani Chigidi

Position: Senior Language Researcher-Shona

Research interests
    Indigenous knowledge systems Literature Oral literature African culture. Detective fiction.

Dr. Vincent Jenjekwa

Position: Language Research Fellow

Research Interests

    Sociolinguistics Onomastics Linguistic landscapes Academic and Professional Communication Language policy and planning Contemporary issues in Education Literary Studies Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Dr Munyai Vhengani

Position: LANGUAGE RESEARCH FELLOW

Research Interests:

Mthokozisi Moyo

Position: Language Researcher - Ndebele

Research interests

    Digital Humanities Indigenous Language Literature, Literacy, and Language Rights Language Planning and Policy Educational linguistics Applied Linguistics

Amon Mudenda

Position: Language Research Assistant - Tonga

Research Interests
    Tonga morphology Tonga culture and gender Education and culture

Hlalani Ndhlovu

Position: Language Research Assistant-Kalanga

Research Interests
    Indigenous Language Development through literature production Indigenous Language Teaching And Learning Comparative Studies For Zimbabwean Indigenous Language Orthographies For Dialectal Languages   Kalanga Folklore

Mr. Tendai Chirimaunga

Position: Language Research Assistant - Barwe

Research Interests:
    phonology morphology lexicography terminography onomastics translation and interpertation   oral literature sociolinguistics language policy and planning indigenous knowledge systems

Fatuma Banda

Position: Language Research Assistant (Shangani)

Research Interests:
    Oral Literature Indigenous Knowledge Systems Gender and Culture

Adrian Mafa Phiri

Position: Language Researcher - Nambya

Research Interests

    Language policy and planning Language education Oral literature

MARETHA DUBE

Position: Language Researcher-Sotho

Research Interests
    Indigenous knowledge systems Indigenous languages and education Language and policy issues

Bhasera Maruzani

Position: Language Researcher – Braille

Research interests:
    Inclusion of persons with disabilities Braille technology Visual impairment and braille Deaf-blind and tactile signing Disability in the community

Sebastian Wilbert Rwakonda

Position: Language Researcher - Sign Language

Research interests
    Sign language and deaf education Issues on inclusion of persons with disabilities Assistive technology and deaf education.
 

Ms NHEMACHENA NANCY

Position: Research Assistant – English Language

Research interests:

    Academic and Professional Communication Language Policy and Planning Language teaching Literature

Ms AGNES NOMBEMBE

Position: RESEARCH ASSISTANT-XHOSA

Research Interests:
    LANGUAGE POLICY AND PLANNING LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL STUDIES

MRS LAURENCIA VIRIRI

Position: RESEARCH ASSISTANT- SHONA LANGUAGE

Research Interests:
     

MS SIBONGILE MUKONZVI

Position: Research Assistant-Ndau

Research Interests:
    Popular music and music videos Indigenous Knowledge Systems Ndau literature development Ndau morpho-syntax Oral literature 

MaryJane Sithole Hodzi

Position: Secretary