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Philip Jaggar

Philip Jaggar, Professor of West African Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and a world authority on Hausa, was the first guest professor of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS). He spent two months in Bayreuth teaching Hausa, Chadic, Afroasiatic and African linguistics. Prof. Jaggar delivered a guest lecture on “Hausa and the Chadic (Afroasiatic) language family: the German/Austrian linguistic contribution (ca. 1850-present)”. After taking an MPhil in social anthropology at SOAS, Phil Jaggar turned to linguistics and gained an MA and PhD at the University of California in 1985. For many years he has taught Hausa language and linguistics first at Bayero University College in Kano, Nigeria, then in Hamburg University, Germany, and UCLA, USA and, since 1983, at SOAS, England.

NAB VIII, 2009, p. 21.

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