Speaker bio: Vicki Carstens completed her BA in African Languages and Linguistics at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her MA and PhD in Linguistics at UCLA. Much of her work is concerned with agreement phenomena and nominal syntax in Bantu languages. In recent years, she has focused on the Nguni languages of South Africa. Her work has appeared in volumes and journals including Linguistic Inquiry, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Language, Lingua, and The Linguistic Review. She teaches courses in linguistic field methods, syntax, and general linguistics.