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Dr Susan Nyaga did her Ph.D., Linguistics in Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2013.She is currently a Literacy and Education Consultant for Sub-Saharan Africa, SIL Africa Area. Her Research Interests include Language use in formal education, Language choices in multilingual situations Language policy and implementation, Language and reading methodologies.
Dr. Alena Witzlac-Makarevich is a Senior Lecturer at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Deaprtment of Linguistics. Her research revolves around capturing, describing, and explaining linguistic diversity. She is interested in the linguistic variation found in the languages of the world and approaches to explaining this variation. The phenomena she studies primarily come from the domain of morpho-syntax and include grammatical relations, information structure, and clause linkage. In addition,she has been collaborating in projects on phonetics, conversation analysis, and psycholinguistics. In her research, she combines large-scale typological studies involving several hundreds languages with studies of the phenomena of interest in single language families (micro-typology), as well as with in-depth studies on individual languages. She is also actively involved in language documentation and description and conducted multiple fieldtrips collecting primary data on the Khoisan languages Khoekhoe (Khoe-Kwadi) and Nǁng (or Nǀuu, ǃUi-Taa) spoken in South Africa. At the moment, she is working on the previously undescribed Bantu language, Ruruli, spoken in Uganda.