Associate Professor & M.A. Linguistics Program Director
Office
CanIL Harvest Centre
Phone
+1 (604) 888-7511 ext. 3954

Department(s) or Program(s)

Research & Scholarship

Education

2007 - 2012 Completion of Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dissertation title: Aspects of a Grammar of Makary Kotoko (Chadic, Cameroon)

1996-1997. Completion of D.E.A. (diplôme d’études approfondies – indepth studies diploma) in Linguistics, Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France. Thesis title: Une étude comparative du [ɹ] anglo-américain et du [ʀ] français dans les positions post-pausales accentuées : Vers une phonétique acoustique corrective

1992 - 1993 Completion of maîtrise(“Masters”) in Linguistics, Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France

1991 - 1992 Completion of licence (“Bachelor’s degree”) in Linguistics, Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France

1989 – 1991 Completion of D.E.U.G. (diplôme d’études universitaires générales - general university studies diploma)in Linguistics, Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France

1988 - 1989 Completion of the Certificat Pratique de Langue Française (Practical Certificate of the French Language) and the Diplôme d’Etudes Françaises (French Studies Diploma), Institut International d’Etudes Françaises, Strasbourg, France

Awards & Honors

Spring 2011 Graduate Part-time Instructor Teaching Excellence award, Graduate school of the University of Colorado at Boulder

Recent Publications

2017. Conditional constructions in Makary Kotoko. Studies in African Linguistics 46. 33-49.

2017. Borrowings but no diffusion: A case of language contact in the Lake Chad basin. Journal of Language Contact 10. 395-421.

2015. Advocating for a Merged Approach to Bible Translation. Paper submitted to Bible Translation 2015: The 8th Biennial Bible Translation Conference, Dallas, Texas, Oct 16-20, 2015.

2013. Abécédaire provisoire du kotoko de Kousseri (mser). Available at http://www.silcam.org/folder030401/page.php. SIL ms.

2013. Kousseri Kotoko Provisional Lexicon. Available at http://www.silcam.org/folder030401/page.php. SIL ms, 22pp.

2012. Abécédaire du kotoko de Makari (mpade). Available at http://www.silcam.org/folder030401/page.php. SIL ms.

2012. Aspects of a Grammar of Makary Kotoko (Chadic, Cameroon). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder PhD dissertation. Available at http://www.silcam.org/folder030401/page.php. 606pp.

2009. Derivation of the Person-Aspect-Mood System of Makary Kotoko. in E. Rothmaler, Ed. Topics In Chadic Linguistics V. Comparative and Descriptive Studies. Papers from the 4th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Bayreuth, October 30-31, 2007. 2009, Rüdiger Köppe: Köln. Coll. Chadic Linguistics, Vol. 6, p. 9-21.

2007. Linguistic Evidence for the Islamization of the Makary Kotoko by the Kanuri. in H. Tourneux, Ed. Topics In Chadic Linguistics III. Historical Studies. Papers from the 3rd Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Villejuif, November 24-25, 2005. 2007, Rüdiger Köppe: Köln. Coll. Chadic Linguistics, Vol. 4, p. 9-25.

2006. Borrowings in Makary Kotoko. SIL ms. 110 pp.

2006. Alphabet et orthographe de Kotoko de Makary (mpade)(Makary Kotoko Orthography Statement). Available at http://www.silcam.org/folder030401/page.php. SIL ms. 31pp.

2006. Livret d’introduction à l’orthographe de la langue kotoko parlée aux alentours de la ville de Makary (mpade)(Makary Kotoko Transition Primer). SIL ms. 64pp.

2003. Makary Kotoko Provisional Lexicon. Available at http://www.silcam.org/folder030401/page.php. SIL ms. 58pp.

Courses Taught

  • LING 460 Morphosyntax II
  • LING-LIN 560 Morphosyntax II
  • LING-LIN 660 Topics in Morphology & Syntax
  • LING-LIN 650 Survey of Linguistic Theories
  • FREN 380 Phonétique et prononciation
  • FREN 360 Grammaire française avancée
  • FREN 111, 112 Intermediate French
  • FREN 101, 102 Introduction to French