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Introducing New Staff 23

Summarised CV and research interests

ANYANWU, Rose-Juliet
(Visiting professor, January 2013)

I am based at the Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, where I have been teaching and doing research (coupled with field trips). I obtained my Ph.D. degree and Habilitation in the field of African Languages, Linguistics, Cultures and Societies from the University of Hamburg and Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, respectively. I taught briefly at the Benue-State University, Makurdi, Nigeria after obtaining my Habilitation. I studied Modern languages and obtained my Licence (B.A. English language, Linguistics, Literature and Cultures) and Maîtrise (M.A. English & French Linguistics) at the University of Paris VIII, St. Denis, France.

My present position as Visiting Professor at the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) in Tokyo is on the invitation of Professor Osamu HIEDA, where I am expected to work on ‘Transitivity and information structure in West African Benue-Congo Languages: Hone, Igbo, Kana, Kuteb, Yukuben’.

My diversified linguistic research interests are attested in my publications, which include the following select few:

(2013 to appear): Yukuben Grammar (281 pages); 2010: Tense, Aspect, and Mood in Benue-Congo languages (116 pages), Rüdiger Köppe, Cologne; 2008: Fundamentals of Phonetics, Phonology and Tonology. With Specific African Sound Patterns (Habilitation, 329 pages), Peter Lang, Frankfurt/Main, N.Y., Oxford; 1998: Aspects of Igbo Grammar: Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, and the Tonology of Nouns. (Dissertation, 198 pages), LIT, Hamburg / Münster

Edited books
2007: Tone Systems in African Languages. Frankfurter Afrikanistische Blätter (FAB) 17 (198 pages), Rüdiger Köppe, Cologne; 2004: Stress and Tone: The African Experience. Frankfurter Afrikanistische Blätter (FAB) 15 (200 pages), Rüdiger Köppe, Cologne

Journal articles and essays (select few, without co-authors)
2012: ‘On the strategic partnership of verbs: serial verbs in Niger-Congo languages’, (13 pages), in: Brenzinger, Matthias & Fehn, Anne-Marie (ed.). Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of African Linguistics, Cologne 17-21 August 2009. Rüdiger Köppe, Cologne; 2012: ‘Jukunoid Negation Particles’, online by Vydrin, Valentin (ed.) (19 pages). Towards Niger-Congo Comparison and reconstruction, International Congress, 18.-21. September 2012. Paris: INALCO-LLCAN.; 2009 ‘Focus and Topic in Southern Jukunoid: Yukuben & Akum’ (17 pages), in: Sonja Ermisch (ed.) Focus and Topic in African Languages, Rüdiger Köppe, Cologne; 2004: ‘Tone and Accent in the Igbo Verb’ (18 pages), in: Rose-Juliet Anyanwu (ed.) 2004, Rüdiger Köppe, Cologne; 2003: ‘Syllable structure and geminates in Tarifit Berber’ (13 pages), in: Linguistique Africaine 23. Paris; 2002: ‘On the manifestation of stress in African languages’ (7 pages), in: Ulrike Gut & Dafydd Gibbon (eds.) Typology of African Prosodic Systems (TAPS) 2002. Bielefeld: Proceedings. Bielefeld Occasional Papers in Typology (BOPIT 1).

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