Staff Profiles: MSU National Language Institute

Dr. Vincent Jenjekwa

Position: Deputy Director & 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

Professor William Lungisani Chigidi

Position: Senior Language Researcher-Shona

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

Dr. WILLIAM ZIVENGE

Position: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Research Interests:

    Bantu   Linguistics        Language Development Culture, Heritage and Cultural Diplomacy Indigenous Knowledge Systems.

Dr. Beatrice Taringa

Position: Research Fellow

Research Interests:

    Language Education for National & Economic Development Language Policy and Planning Psycho &Sociolinguistics Culture, Gender and Human Rights Issues Community enhancement through Language Development

Dr Munyai Vhengani

Position: RESEARCH FELLOW-Venda

Research Interests:

Dr Khoza Trenance

Position: Research Fellow

Research Interests:

    Language and Education Language Policy and Planning Communication

Mr Ralph T Paunganwa

Position: ICT Technician

Research Interests:

    Language and Technology Applications of Artificial Intelligage in Natural language processesing

Amon Mudenda

Position: Researcher - Tonga

Research Interests

    Tonga morphology Tonga culture and gender Education and culture

Terence Tachiona

Position: Research Fellow

Research Interests:

    Natural Language Processing Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence Computational Linguistics Data Science

Bhasera Maruzani

Position: Researcher – Braille

Research interests:

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

MARETHA DUBE

Position: Researcher-Sotho

Research Interests

    Indigenous knowledge systems Indigenous languages and education

Ms AGNES NOMBEMBE

Position: RESEARCHER-XHOSA

Research Interests:

    LANGUAGE POLICY AND PLANNING LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL STUDIES ONOMASTICS INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS

MRS LAURENCIA VIRIRI

Position: RESEARCHER- SHONA

Research Interests:

Mr. Tendai Chirimaunga

Position: Researcher - ChiBarwe

Research Interests:

    phonology morphology lexicography terminography translation and interpretation   sociolinguistics language policy and planning indigenous knowledge systems

Mrs Elina Mukutu

Position: Researcher - English

Research Interests:

    Phonetics and Phonology Sociolinguistics Academic and Professional Communication Second Language Teaching and Learning

Hlalani Ndhlovu

Position: Researcher-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

Adrian Mafa Phiri

Position: Researcher - Nambya

Research Interests
    Language policy and planning Language education Oral literature

Ms NHEMACHENA NANCY

Position: Researcher – English

Research interests:
    Language Technology Academic and Professional Communication Language Policy and Planning Language teaching Literature