Derek Nurse

  • Professor Emeritus
  • University Research Professor, MUN, 1999-2004
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2002
  • Henrietta Harvey Research Professor, MUN, 2004-2007
  • Publications

Research Interests

Historical linguistics; Comparative linguistics; Swahili: Historical Swahili; Ethnolinguistics; Bantu languages; East African languages; Language change (especially phonological change); Language contact; Phonology (especially phonological change), Typology, Interface of Linguistics, Archaeology, and History; Niger-Congo; Tense and Aspect Systems in Bantu and Niger-Congo.

Contact Info



Department of Linguistics

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000