African Linguistics and Literatures

Chair of African Linguistics I

African linguistics; Niger-Congo languages in general; main focus on Gur and Bantu


Chair of African Linguistics II

Non-Niger-Congo African Languages: Focus on Afroasiatic: Chadic, Cushitic, Omotic and Berber.

comparative-historical linguistics, language contacts, cognitive linguistics, areal linguistics, ethnolinguistics


Professorship of Literatures in African Languages

research-location: Kenya (Mombasa, Nairobi); Tanzania (Tanga, Dar es salaam, Zanzibar)


All staff are members of the arrow Institute of African Studies

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