Personal Information


Dr. Devet Goodness

Senior Lecturer 

Contact Address:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dar Es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE)
P. O Box 2329 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Mobile:+255 713592978

Education Profile

2010-2014: Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, University of  Dar es salaam
2005-2008:Master of Arts in Linguistics,  University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2003-2005:Master of Science in English Teaching, Aston University, Birmingham
1998-2002: Bachelor of  Arts with Education, University of Dar es Salaam

Areas of Research

  • Bantu Linguistics
  • morphology
  • Syntax
  • Phonology and phonetics
  • Morphosyntax
  • Semantics and pragmatics
  • Anthropological Linguistics
  • Language teaching

Teaching Areas

  • Phonology and phonetics
  • Syntax
  • Morphology
  • Second Language Learning
  • Dialects of English
  • pragmatics


  1. Goodness, D. (2013). What Triggers the Augment in Shinyiha? Journal ofHumanities, Education and Science. Dar  es Salaam University College of Education.
  2. Goodness, D. (2015).The Properties of Quantifiers and Numerals in Shinyiha,
    Journal of Humanities, Education and  Science. Dar es Salaam University College
    of Education.
  3. Goodness, D. (2015). The Morphosyntax of Shinyiha Adjectives, World Conference of African
    Languages (WOCAL 8), Conference Proceedings presented in Italy, 2014
  4. Goodness, D. (2016) Meaning and Meaning Extension of the Verb kata in
    Kiswahili, Journal of Humanities Education and Science, Dar es Salaam
    University College of Education.
  5. Goodness, D. (2017). The Bantu Preprefix, Morphology, Phonology or Syntax?  
     International Journal of Linguistics, Macrothink Institute.
  6. Goodness, D. (2018). The nature and direction of meaning of –kali in Kiswahili, UTAFITI  Journal  of the  College of Humanities, University of Dar es salaam, paper in press