Hazel Mitchley

Department of Linguistics, Rutgers University
18 Seminary Pl, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
Curriculum Vitae

About me

I'm a PhD student at Rutgers. My interests lie in the phonology and syntax of Bantu languages. My MA thesis was on agreement with coordinated subjects in Southern Bantu, and my first qualifying paper is on tone shift in Bantu.


Mitchley, H. 2015. Coordination and Agreement in Xitsonga, Sesotho and isiXhosa: An Optimality Theoretic Perspective. MA thesis, Rhodes University, South Africa. [pdf]

De Vos, M. & Mitchley, H. 2012. Subject marking and preverbal coordination in Sesotho: A perspective from Optimality Theory, Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 30:2, 155-170.

Conference Presentations

2017: A computational method for evaluating theories of phonological representation. Talk. The 53rd Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Chicago, Illinois. (with Nick Danis, Eileen Blum, Luca Iacoponi and Adam Jardine. Presented by Nick Danis and Adam Jardine) [slides]

2017: Raising to object across an agreeing complementizer in Lubukusu. Talk. 48th Annual Conference on Afican Linguistics. Bloomington Indiana, USA [slides, handout]

2016: Constraints on coordinated subject agreement in isiXhosa and beyond. Poster. 42nd Annual meeting of the Linguistics Society of America. Washington DC. (With Mark De Vos and Will Bennett, presented by Hazel Mitchley) [pdf]

2013: Coordinating agreement in isiXhosa. Talk. LSSA/SAALA/SAALT annual conference. Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2013: A typology of agreement. Talk. SAMWOP in Vanderbijl Park, South Africa

2012: Subject marking and preverbal coordination in Sesotho: A perspective from Optimality Theory. Talk. LSSA/SAALA/SAALT annual conference. Bloemfontein, South Africa