B rief Professional History
Maxwell Kadenge is a Lecturer in Linguistics. His research interests include
phonological theory (phonology-morphology interface, prosodic morphology, feature geometry and optimality theory), African linguistics (hiatus resolution, minimality effects, segments, loanword features) and World Englishes (phonological and grammatical features of African varieties of English). Prior to his current role, Kadenge was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand (between 2009 and 2010), a Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe (between 2007 and 2008) and a Teaching Assistant at the University of Zimbabwe (between 2003 and 2008).
Maxwell Kadenge teaches undergraduate and Honours courses in linguistics, including Introduction to the Structure of Language, Phonetics, Phonology and Postgraduate Phonology.
Kadenge, M. & Mudzingwa, M. (2011) Diphthong simplification through spreading: An Optimality Theory account. Language Matters (42. 1) 162-161.
Kadenge, M. & Sibanda, C. (2011). Child Shona noun prefixes. Per Linguam: A Journal for Language Learning (27. 1) 28-42.
Kadenge, M. (2010). Complexity in phonology: The complex consonants of simple CV-syllables in Zezuru. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (28. 4) 393-408.
Kadenge, M. (2010). Hiatus contexts and hiatus resolution strategies in Zezuru. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (28.1) 1-11.
Kadenge, M. (2010). Zimbabwean English: A sociophonological exploration. South African Journal of African Languages (30.1) 35-51.
Zivenge,W., Mheta, G. & Kadenge, M. (2010). The effects of Shona language change on monolingual lexicography: The need for a revised alphabet. Lexikos (20) 708-715.
Kadenge, M., Mabugu, P. & Dube, S. (2009). Teaching English pronunciation via Shona: A classroom experiment (Zimbabwe). In Makaleli, L. (Ed.), Language Teacher Research in Africa (pp.21-36).Washington: TESOL.
Kadenge, M. and Mavunga, G. (2009). Linguistic innovation during a national crisis: An analysis of selected Shona metaphors created during the Zimbabwe crisis. South African Journal of African Languages. (29.2) 169-184.
Mheta, G. & Kadenge, M. (2009). Duramazwi reDudziramutauro neUvaranomwe against the background of Shona lexicography. Lexikos (19) 134-143.