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Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Language Centre and African Linguistics I


Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn teaches the West African language Bambara at the Language Centre of Bayreuth University. She also teaches Phonology and Morpho-Syntax of African Languages; and Methods of Linguistic Field Research.

She studied African Linguistics; Romance Linguistics and Literature; and Pedagogical Theory at the University of Cologne. In 1987, she obtained a two-year DAAD-scholarship to study Bambara and Peul at INALCO in Paris. She participated in research projects directed by professor Gérard Dumestre on the sociolinguistic situation and functional literacy in southern Mali. In 1997, she got her PhD at the University of Bayreuth, where she held a scholarship in the frame of a graduate ‘training programme’ in ‘Intercultural Relations in Africa’ financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Her thesis deals with contact phenomena between the Mande language Bambara and the Senufo language Minyanka spoken in southern Mali for which she was rewarded with the university award of the city of Bayreuth.

In July 2006, she got a scholarship at the Max-Planck-Institut of Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. She has taught Bambara at the Universities of Bayreuth, Mainz and Frankfurt; and has participated in diverse research projects: including, among others, the project “The Effects of Globalisation on Languages in West African cities” - in the frame of the Humanities Collaborative Research Centre “Local Action in the context of global Influences” (SFB/FK 560); and in the DFG project “The language of the Karaboro” - directed by Professor Gudrun Miehe.

In May 2019, Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn got her habilitation in African Linguistics.Since February 2019 she participates in a research project on Language and migration at the Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main. It is entitled "Afrikaner*innen im Rhein-Main-Gebiet: ein afrikalinguistisches Forschungsprojekt zu sprachlicher Integration" (Africans in the Rhine-Main Region: an African linguistics project on linguistic integration) directed by Prof. Dr. Axel Fleisch, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main and Prof. Dr. Nico Nassenstein, Mainz University.

Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn is married and has two adult children.

Consultation hours: Monday 3 - 4 p.m. upon appointment.

Academic Degrees

2019Venia Legendi (Habilitation) in African Linguistics
1997Doctorate in African Studies, University of Bayreuth
1991Magister degree in African Studies, University of Cologne


Professional Background

Since 02/2019

Researcher at the Institute of African Linguistics, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main

Since 2008Lecturer in Bambara, the University of Bayreuth's Language Centre (part-time)
2006 – 2012Research Associate, DFG-funded project “The Language of the Karaboro”, University of Bayreuth
2001 – 2006Research Associate (part-time) in Project A1 "Effects of globalization processes on the vitality of languages in West African cities“, SFB/FK 560, “Local Action in Africa in the Context of Global Developments”, University of Bayreuth
2000 – 2001Assistant to the Management, International Youth Festspieltreffen Bayreuth
10/2000 – 2/2001Parental leave
1996 – 1999Research Associate, Bambara lecturer, Language Centre, University of Bayreuth
1991 – 1993Employee in the documentation centre and library of the German UNESCO-Commission, Bonn


Other

02-03/2019

Short term lecturer of African Linguistics at the Université des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Bamako, Mali, financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


Co-editor of the journal Mandenkan (Révue d’ètudes linguistiques des langues mandé)

7/2006Postdoc scholarship at the Max Planck Institute Leipzig, Prof. B. Comrie's research group
1997University prize awarded by the Town of Bayreuth
1993 – 1996DFG doctoral scholarship in the research training group "Intercultural Relations in Africa" at the University of Bayreuth
1987 – 1989DAAD scholarship to study at INALCO Paris
Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Language Centre and African Linguistics I


Regional Focus:

  • Burkina Faso
  • Mali

Research Topics:

  • Gur languages (esp. Senufo)
  • Mande languages
  • Language Description
  • Morphology and Syntax
  • Grammaticalization
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Urban Languages
  • Multilingualism - Language and Migration
  • Literacy
  • Oral Literature

Projects


Further information for Bambara lessons

Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Language Centre and African Linguistics I


Publications

Book/Monograph

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
A grammar of Syer (Western Karaboro, Senufo) : phonology, morphology, argument realization
Köln : Köppe, 2015. - XX, 582 pp. . - (Gur Monographs; 12)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Nyagalen Mugan Tarawele : une épopée bambara racontée par Bakoroba Konè
Köln : Köppe, 2001. - 224 pp. . - (Wortkunst und Dokumentartexte in afrikanischen Sprachen; 8)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Phénomènes de contact entre les langues minyanka et bambara (sud du Mali)
Köln : Köppe, 1999 . - (Gur Monographs; 3)

rev.: Annette R. Harrison, In Language, 79/4, 2003, S. 837-838

Article in a journal (peer-reviewed)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Conditional-relatives in Senufo (Gur) and Manding (Mande) : The encoding of generalizing r ...
in Afrikanistik - Aegyptologie - Online (2019)
https://www.afrikanistik-aegyptologie-online.de/ar ...

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Motion events in Bambara (Mande)
in Journal of African Languages and Linguistics vol. 33 (2012) issue 1. - pp. 37-66
doi:10.1515/jall-2012-0002 ...

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Some methodological problems in the study of language contact : the case of Senufo and Man ...
in Journal of Language Contact vol. 3 (2010) issue 1. - pp. 107-130
doi:10.1163/19552629-90000007 ...

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Argument focus in Kar (Senufo)
in ZAS papers in linguistics vol. 46 (2006) . - pp. 83-103

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
La négation dans les énoncés simples et complexes en kar (Senufo)
in Journal of African Languages and Linguistics vol. 27 (2006) issue 2. - pp. 127-153
doi:10.1515/JALL.2006.008 ...

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Koinéisierung oder Sprachwechsel? Das Kar in Banfora (Burkina Faso)
in Afrika und Übersee vol. 87 (2004) . - pp. 155-192

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Contact minyanka-bambara : l'exemple de la relativisation
in Gur Papers = Cahiers Voltaïques vol. 3 (1998) . - pp. 27-34

Article in a book (peer-reviewed)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Relative clauses in Syer (Western Karaboro, Senufo, Gur)
In: Kramer, Raija ; Kießling, Roland (ed.): Current approaches to Adamawa and Gur languages - Köln: Köppe, 2018. - pp. 127-170 . - (Afrika und Übersee : Beiheft; 34)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Grammaticalization of the deictic verbs 'come' and 'go' in Syer (Senufo, Gur)
In: Mietzner, Angelika ; Claudi, Ulrike (ed.): Directionality in grammar and discourse : case studies from Africa - Köln: Köppe, 2012. - pp. 89-114 . - (Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies; 29)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Syer (Tenyer)
In: Miehe, Gudrun ; Reineke, Brigitte ; Winkelmann, Kerstin (ed.): Noun class systems in Gur languages. Volume 2. North Central Gur languages - Köln: Köppe, 2012. - pp. 669-709 . - (Gur Monographs; 11)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Motion events in Kar
In: Mietzner, Angelika ; Treis, Yvonne (ed.): Encoding Motion : case studies from Africa ; in memory of Ursula Drolc - Köln: Köppe, 2008. - pp. 31-48

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Kar
In: Miehe, Gudrun ; Winkelmann, Kerstin (ed.): Noun class systems in Gur languages. Volume 1. : Southwestern Gur languages (without Gurunsi) - Köln: Köppe, 2007. - pp. 389-409 . - (Gur Monographs; 9)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Le kar à Banfora
In: Miehe, Gudrun ; Owens, Jonathan ; von Roncador, Manfred (ed.): Language in African urban contexts : contribution to the study of indirect globalisation - Berlin: Lit, 2007. - pp. 189-271 . - (Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung; 31)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Minyanka
In: Miehe, Gudrun ; Winkelmann, Kerstin (ed.): Noun class systems in Gur languages. Volume 1. Southwestern Gur languages (without Gurunsi) - Köln: Köppe, 2007. - pp. 331-354 . - (Gur Monographs; 9)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Supyire
In: Miehe, Gudrun ; Winkelmann, Kerstin (ed.): Noun class systems in Gur languages. Volume 1. Southwestern Gur Languages (without Gurunsi) - Köln: Köppe, 2007. - pp. 355-371 . - (Gur Monographs; 9)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Sə̀cə̀té (Tagba)
In: Miehe, Gudrun ; Winkelmann, Kerstin (ed.): Noun class systems in Gur languages. Volume 1. Southwestern Gur languages (without Gurunsi) - Köln: Köppe, 2007. - pp. 372-388 . - (Gur Monographs; 9)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Tenyer
In: Miehe, Gudrun ; Winkelmann, Kerstin (ed.): Noun class systems in Gur languages. Volume 1. Southwestern Gur Languages (without Gurunsi) - Köln: Köppe, 2007 (Gur Monographs; 9)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
La ville de Banfora et la région
In: Miehe, Gudrun ; Owens, Jonathan ; von Roncador, Manfred (ed.): Language in African urban contexts : contribution to the study of indirect globalisation - Berlin: Lit, 2007. - pp. 139-158 . - (Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung; 31)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Le nom verbal en kar (Senufo) du Burkina Faso
In: Winkelmann, Kerstin ; Ibriszimow, Dymitr (ed.): Zwischen Bantu und Burkina : Festschrift für Gudrun Miehe zum 65. Geburtstag - Köln: Köppe, 2006. - pp. 45-58

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia; Slezak, Gabriele
Local vitality : on a complex linguistic situation in the West African town of Banfora (Bu ...
In: Probst, Peter ; Spittler, Gerd (ed.): Between resistance and expansion : explorations of local vitality in Africa - Münster: Lit, 2004. - pp. 49-68 . - (Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung; 18)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
La situation socio-linguistique du sud du Mali (pays minyanka)
In: Dumestre, Gérard (ed.): Stratégies communicatives au Mali : langues régionales, bambara, français - Paris: Didier, 1994. - pp. 13-88 . - (Langues et développement)

Article in a book (not peer-reviewed)

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Einige Typen von Entlehnung : das Beispiel des Minyanka in Süd-Mali
In: Egbert, Henrik ; Jöckel, Andrea ; Kühme, Walther ; Vierke, Ulf (ed.): Afrika im Wandel : Tagungsband des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs "Interkulturelle Beziehungen in Afrika" - Berlin: Verl. für Wiss. und Forschung, 2001. - pp. 37-46

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Kontakt zwischen Minyanka und Bambara
In: Fiedler, Ines ; Griefenow-Mewis, Catherine ; Reineke, Brigitte (ed.): Afrikanische Sprachen im Brennpunkt der Forschung : linguistische Beiträge zum 12. Afrikanistentag - Köln: Köppe, 1998. - pp. 327-334

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Théorie et réalité de l'alphabétisation dans la zone Mali-Sud
In: Dombrowsky, Klaudia ; Dumestre, Gérard ; Simonis, Francis (ed.): L'alphabétisation fonctionnelle en Bambara dans une dynamique de développement : le cas de la zone cotonnière (Mali-Sud) - Paris: Didier Érudition, 1993. - pp. 5-142 . - (Langues et développement)

Review

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Paul Solomiac: Phonologie et morphosyntaxe du dzùùngoo de Samogohiri
Afrikanistik - Aegyptologie - Online
Köln 2015
http://www.afrikanistik-aegyptologie-online.de/arc ...
reviewed: Solomiac, Paul: Phonologie et morphosyntaxe du dzùùngoo de Samogohiri. Köln, 2014

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Tröbs, Holger: Sprachtypologie, TAM-Systeme und historische Syntax im Manding (West-Mande) ...
Orientalistische Literaturzeitung
2012
doi:10.1524/olzg.2012.0038 ...

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Valentin Vydrine and Mongnan Alphonse Kességbeu: Dictionnaire dan-français (dan de l'est) ...
Journal of African Languages and Linguistics
2010
doi:10.1515/JALL.2010.011 ...

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Vydrine, Valentin: Esquisse contrastive du kagoro (Manding). Köln, 2001
Afrika und Übersee
2002

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Tröbs, Holger: Funktionale Sprachbeschreibung des Jeli (West-Mande). Köln, 1998
Afrika und Übersee
1999

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia
Compte-rendu de Delia Haust - Codeswitching in Gambia : Eine soziolinguistische Untersuchu ...
Linguistique Africaine
1996

Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia; Dumestre, Gérard
Ousmane Bâ. Silamaka Fara Dikko : ein Westafrikanisches Epos in den Bambara-Versionen von ...
Journal des Africanistes
1989
http://www.persee.fr/doc/jafr_0399-0346_1989_num_5 ...

Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
Language Centre and African Linguistics I


PD Dr. Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn
Bambara Teacher, Linguist

University of Bayreuth
Language Centre
95440 Bayreuth
Room 0.17, B3 building

Phone: Phone: 0921 55-2215
E-mail: klaudia.hahn(at)uni-bayreuth.de

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