Herr Prof. Dr. Vincent Ambe Tanda

Einladende Institution: Lehrstuhl Afrikanistik II
Aufenthalt: 30. Juni 2014
Heimatuni: University of Buea (Kamerun)
Forschungsfelder: Generative Syntax, Linguistic Theory, Machine Translation and Applied Linguistics
Informationen zur Person: Prof Vincent Ambe Tanda - Associate Professor of Linguistics, pioneer Head of the Department of Linguistics and spokesperson of the partnership between the University of Buea and the University of Bayreuth - is guest at the chair of Afrikanistik II held by Prof Dymitr Ibriszimow.

Prof Vincent Ambe Tanda has been teaching at the University of Buea since 1994. He completed his M-Sc. (1987) and his PhD (1993) in computational linguistics at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. His fields of teaching and expertise include ‘Generative Syntax, Linguistic Theory, Machine Translation and Applied Linguistics’. He has co-edited recent titles such as Perspectives on language study and literature in Cameroon (2006), Language, Literature and Social Discourse in Africa (2009) and The Bafaw Language (A10) (2011). His current research focuses on the documentation of an endangered Cameroonian Grassfields Bantu language. In this regard, he will give a lecture on ‘Worldviews and Proverbs in the Human-Nature Relationship: an Ecolinguistic Exploration of Grassfield Bantu Proverbs’ at the Afrikanistik Research Colloquium on June 24th, 4.15 pm, S 125, GWI.

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