Doris Löhr, Ph.D.

Scientific Coordinator of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies

  Doris Löhr_neu_okt. 2014
Phone: +49-921-55-5401
Mail:
doris.loehr >at< uni-bayreuth.de

CV

Current Position
Since 10/2012

Scientific Coordinator,Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany. 

Academic Positions
2009-2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Asien-Afrika Institut of Hamburg University, main investigator of DFG (German Science Foundation) Joint project of AAI, UHH, and AHRC with SOAS, University of London, “A study of Old Kanembu in Early West African Qur’anic manuscripts and Islamic recitations (Tarjumo) in the light of Kanuri- Kanembu dialects spoken around Lake Chad”
2003-2008

Lecturer, postdoctoral member of research staff at the Department of African Studies, University of Leipzig. Teaching (Bachelor, Magister, Master students), responsible for students affairs, co-ordinator of the B.A. programme „Afrikastudien“; chairperson of the Faculty’s “Studien-kommission Afrikanistik”, co-ordinator of the Socrates/Erasmus programme (African languages & linguistics), research

1994-2002 Research associate and lecturer, Joint Research Project 268 “Cultural development and language history in the West African Savannah” funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG), affiliated to the Department of African Linguistics, University of Frankfurt. Work in two interdisciplinary research groups: “On the genesis of the ethno-linguistic situation at the south-western fringe of Lake Chad basin” (1997-2002); “Continuity and change in language, oral literature and music in the Lake Chad region“ (1994-1996)
1992-1994 Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies, University of Mainz

Education

 
1999 Ph.D. in African Linguistics, University of Frankfurt.
(Major: Afrikanistik) Title of dissertation: „Die Sprache der Malgwa - Nárá Málgwa. Grammatische Erstbeschreibung einer zentral-tschadischen Sprache Nordost-Nigerias“ [The language of the Malgwa - being the first grammatical description of this Central Chadic language spoken in North-eastern Nigeria]
1992

M.A. in African Linguistics, University of Mainz. Title: “Die Entwicklung der Phonologie und Orthographie im Kanuri von der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bis in die Gegenwart“ [The development of phonology and orthography in Kanuri from the mid 19th century until present]

1985-1992

Studies at the University of Mainz. Major: African Languages and Cultures (“Afrikanische Philologie”), Minors: Social Anthropology and Education sciences

Research Interest
Regional West Africa, Lake Chad region (field research in Nigeria, Niger, Chad)
Thematic Areal linguistics: Language contact and Language change Endangered and minority languages
Dialectology
(Central) Chadic languages (Afroasiatic)
Kanuri/Kanembu within the Saharan Languages (Nilosaharan)
Intercultural studies
Discourse analysis
Organisation of Workshops & Conferences

2014

Organization of the Conference Future Africa – Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany
(VAD) at University of Bayreuth

2013

Organization of the Opening Conference of the Bayreuth Academy „Conceptualising Future. Current Debates in
Regional and Systematic Research““ at University of Bayreuth

2011

Cooperation in exhibition and catalogue „Faszination Handschriften. 2000 Jahre Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa“ in the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Hamburg University

2010

Organization of “4th International Workshop & 2nd Meeting of AAI (Germany) and SOAS (UK) teams of Joint DFG/AHRC project “Kanembu“, Hamburg University

2009

Organization of the “5th International Biennial Chadic Colloquium“, Leipzig University

2007

Organisation: Meeting of the 2nd interdisciplinary Workshop on Nigerian Qur’anic manuscripts: an interdisciplinary study of the Kanuri glosses and Arabic commentaries, (AHRC Project at SOAS, London). University of Leipzig, 20-21 April 2007

2006 – 2007

Organisation of weekly Colloquium at the Institute of African Studies, University Leipzig

2005

Organisation of book presentation and panel of the Institute of African Studies, University of Leipzig, at the Leipzig Book fair

1998 –1999

Organisation of different workshops in Maiduguri (Nigeria) on language standardization of Malgwa, cultural exchange, etc.)

1996 – 2003

Organization of various meetings of the Borno Museum Society in Maiduguri (Nigeria), Assistance in planning and preparation of exhibitions

1993

Member of organizing committee, Meeting of der African Studies Association in Germany (VAD): „Afrika hilft sich selbst. Prozesse und Institutionen der Selbstorganisation“, University of Mainz, 20-22 May 1993

Memberships and positions (selection)
• External examiner at University of Maiduguri (Nigeria), Department of Languages and Linguistics
• Founding member of the Fachverband Afrikanistik, Interim member of the Board (206-2008)
• Associate member of the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Afrikaforschung (ZIAF), Universität Frankfurt/Main
• Founding member of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association
• Member of the Society for Endangered Languages (GBS)
• Coordinator of the European branch of the Borno Museum Society 
(Nigeria)
• Member of the “Həɠya Society for the promotion of Malgwa culture and 
language”, Maiduguri
• Member of the “Kanuri Studies Association“, University of Maiduguri
• Supporter of Nigerian NGO “Borno Development Initiative“ (Borno State)
Teaching experience

since 1992, undergraduate and graduate courses (Bachelor, Magister, Master students) at various Universities (Frankfurt, Mainz, Leipzig). Selected subjects: African languages in space and time, Kiswahili language course, Language contact, Languages of Wider Communication in West Africa, Methods and techniques of scientific work, Methods of linguistic field research, Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology, Saharan Languages, Structure of the Kanuri language, Structure of the Malgwa language, Verbal systems.

Field research / Grants
2012

DFG-Grant for a congress travel to Buea (Cameroun) to the World Congress of African Linguistics

2009 - 2011

DFG-Grant for linguistic field research: (2–3 month per annum) in Niger Chad, Nigeria

2006

DFG-Grant for a congress travel to the 5th World Congress of African Linguistics conference Addis Abeba (Ethiopia)

2005

DFG-Grant for a congress travel to the Mega Chad conference Marua (Cameroun) and a lecture series in Maiduguri (Nigeria)

1994-2002

DFG-Grant for linguistic field research in Nigeria (2 - 3 months per annum) within the framework of the Joint Research project “West African Savannah” SFB 268

1900  
1988 DAAD-grant for a 2-month Hausa language course in Kano, Nigeria

  DAAD-grant for a 2-month Kiswahili language course in Nairobi, Malindi and Lamu, Kenya

Publications

Monographs / Edited Books

2011

Kanuri, Borno and Beyond. Current Studies on the Lake Chad Region. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe. 208 S. (Co-editors Eva Rothmaler & Georg Ziegelmeyer)

2011

Topics in Chadic Linguistics VI. Comparative and Descriptive Studies. Papers from the 5th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages. Leipzig, June 11-13 2009. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe. 203 S. (Co-editor Ari Awagana)

2004

Mensch und Natur in Westafrika. – Ergebnisse aus dem Sonderforschungsbereich "Kultur-entwicklung und Sprachgeschichte im Naturraum Westafrikanische
Savanne". Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. 537 S. (Co-editors Klaus-Dieter Albert & Katharina Neumann)

2002

Die Sprache der Malgwa – Nárá Málgwa. Grammatische Erstbeschreibung einer zentraltschadischen Sprache Nordost-Nigerias. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. 336 S.

Articles in Edited Books and Journals

2013

(in prep.) “You are leaving the Hausa sector! – The language contact scenario on the eastern fringes of the assumed Lake Chad Sprachbund”, International Workshop: Catching Language in the Wider Lake Chad Area – The Constant Challenges of Language Change, Gumpoldskirchen. 02.12.2011

2012

(Ms.) Leben und Sterben in Bol – die saharanische Verbalklasse I im Kanembu. For: Proceedings of the 20th Afrikanistentag, Universität zu Köln. 29.05.-2.6. 2012, Afrikanistik Online.

2012

(submitted) Grammaticalized verbal forms in Kanuri/Kanembu. For Proceedings of 7th WOCAL, August 2012, Buea (Cameroun). (with Eva Rothmaler)

2011

Die Kanuri/Kanembu Manuskriptkultur / The Kanuri/Kanembu manuscript culture. In: Quenzer, J. (Ed.) Ausstellungskatalog Faszination Handschriften. 2000 Jahre Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa. Manuscript cultures, Newsletter 4. Universität Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut. 61-67. (with D. Bondarev)

2011

Differential subject marking in Kanuri: agentivity, pragmatics, and split-intransitive. In: Löhr, D., E. Rothmaler & G. Ziegelmeyer (Ed.) Kanuri, Borno and Beyond - Current Studies on the Lake Chad Region. Köln: Köppe. 27-57. (with D. Bondarev, P. Jaggar & A. Tijani).

2011

Bə́lantə́ zə́la átə yáwe ‘sending an eagle up to water’ – Multiword expressions in Malgwa. In: Löhr, D. & A. Awagana (Ed.) Topics in Chadic Linguistics VI. Comparative and Descriptive Studies. Papers from the 5th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages. Leipzig, June 10-13, 2009. Köln: Köppe. 131- 143.

2010

Coding temporal subordination in Malgwa. In: Ziegelmeyer, G. & N. Cyffer (Ed.) Aspects of Co- and Subordination. Köln: Köppe. 101-117.

2009

Reduction of dialectal features in Kanuri as outcome of language contact. In: Cyffer, N. & G. Ziegelmeyer (Ed.) When Languages Meet – Language Contact and Change in West Africa. Köln: Köppe. 23-41.

2009

Lake Chad and the migratory routes to Borno: A linguistic trail? In: Tourneux, H. (Ed.) XIIIth Mega-Chad Conference “Migrations and spatial mobility in the Lake Chad Basin”, Maroua, 31.10.-3.11.2005. Montpellier/Marseille: Editions de l'IRD, collection "Colloques et seminaires". 665-681.

2009

Loanwords in Kanuri, a Saharan language. In: Haspelmath, M. & Tadmor, U. (Ed.) Lexical borrowing in cross-linguistic perspective. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 166-190. (with H.E. Wolff & A. Awagana)

2009

Loanwords in Hausa. Results from the Loanword typology project. In: Rothmaler, E. (Ed.) Topics in Chadic Linguistics V. Comparative and Descriptive Studies. Papers from the 4th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages. Bayreuth, 30-31 October 2007. Köln: Köppe. 37-49. (with A. Awagana)

2008

Convergence in Saharan and Chadic Tense-Aspect- Systems. Afrika und Übersee 88: 265-299. Special volume: Johannes Lukas (1901-1980) - 25th anniversary of his death. (with H. E. Wolff)

2008

Revisiting the aspectual domain in Malgwa (Central Chadic). In: Takács, G. (Ed.) Semito-Hamitic Festschrift for A.B. Dolgopolsky and H. Jungraithmayr. Berlin: Reimer. 173-185.

2007

Predication focus in Malgwa. In: Tourneux, H. (Ed.) Topics in Chadic Linguistics IV: Comparative and Descriptive Studies. Papers from the 3rd Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages. Villejuif, November 24-25, 2005. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe. 87-101.

2007

Nigerian Kanuri (Sub-)Dialects Reconsidered - a Corpus- based Approach. In: Payne, D. L. & M. Reh (Ed.) Advances in Nilo-Saharan Linguistics. Proceedings of 8th Nilo- Saharan Linguistics Colloquium, University of Hamburg, Aug. 22-25, 2001. Köln: Köppe. 165-182.

2006

Encoding Focus in Verbal Morphology: Predication Focus and the “Kanuri Focus Shift”. In: Fiedler, I. & A. Schwarz (Ed.) Papers on Information Structure in African Languages: Berlin: ZASPiL, 46: 185-209. (with H. E. Wolff)

2004

Types, patterns and kinds of lexical distribution and their correlations. In: Ibriszimow, D. & E. Rothmaler (Ed.) Tesserae of Borno. In memoriam William Seidensticker. Frankfurter Afrikanistische Blätter 16: 26-50. (with D. Ibriszimow)

2004

Westwärts zieht der Wind - Migrationen im südlichen Tschadseegebiet. In: Albert, K.D., D. Löhr & K. Neumann (Ed.) Mensch und Natur in Westafrika. – Ergebnisse aus dem Sonderforschungsbereich "Kulturentwicklung und Sprachgeschichte im Naturraum Westafrikanische Savanne". Weinheim: Wiley. 169-195. (with H. Jungraithmayr & R. Leger)

2003

The Malgwa - a historical overview and some ethnographic notes. Borno Museum Society Newsletter 56 & 57: 23-43.

2003

Locative-directional verbal extensions and prepositions in Malgwa. In: Lébikaza, K. K. (Ed.) Actes du 3e Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Africaine Lomé 2000. [World Congress of African Linguistics 3]. Köln: Köppe. 189-206.

2002

The Malgwa in Maiduguri. In: Kawka, R. (Ed.) From Bulamari to Yerwa to Metro-politan Maiduguri - Interdisciplinary Studies on the Capital of Borno. Köln: Köppe. 127-143.

2001

Saharanisch. In: Mabe, J. E. (Ed.) Afrika-Lexikon. Ein Kontinent in 1000 Stichwörtern. Stuttgart, Wuppertal: J.B. Metzler, Peter Hammer. 532.

2001

Masakwa from a linguistic point of view. In: Kahlheber, S. & K. Neumann (Ed.) Man and environment in the West African Sahel –- an interdisciplinary approach. Berichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268, 17. Frankfurt. 85-103.

2001

Historical implications of a linguistic environment – towards a systemic approach. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium 1999. Berichte des SFBs 268, 14. Frankfurt. 179-190. (mit D. Ibriszimow, R. Kawka, C. Mtaku, R. Vogels & I.M. Waziri).

1999

Traces of a lost gender distinction? A Study of Malgwa (Central Chadic) zoonymes. Frankfurter Afrikanistische Blätter 11: 145-155.

1998

Sprachkontakte bei den Malgwa (Gamergu) in Nordostnigeria. In: Fiedler, I., C. Griefenow-Mewis & B. Reineke (Ed.) Afrikanische Sprachen im Brennpunkt der Forschung. Linguistische Beiträge zum 12. Afrikanistentag Berlin, 3.-6.10.1996. Köln: Köppe. 251-269.

1997

The development of Kanuri orthography from 1854 until the present. In: Cyffer, N. & Th. Geider (Ed.) Advances in Kanuri scholarship. Köln: Köppe. 77-113.

1996

Masakwa dry season cropping in the Chad basin. In: SFB 268 (Ed.) Berichte des Sonderforschungsbereiches 268, Vorträge Internationales Symposium, Frankfurt/Main 13.12.-16.12.1995. Frankfurt. 349-356. (with B. Zach, H. Kirscht, K. Neumann, E. Platte)

Reviews / Lexicon articles

2007

Review Zygmunt Frajzyngier, A Grammar of Mina, Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 28, 2: 236-238.

2005

Review Ari Awagana, Die Sprache der Buduma. Afrika und Übersee 86, 2003. 285-289.

2005

Review Daniel Barreteau, Dictionnaire mada. Afrika und Übersee 86, 2003. 267-274.

2001

Ostsudanisch. In: Mabe, J. E. (ed.) Afrika-Lexikon. Ein Kontinent in 1000 Stichwörtern. J.B. Metzler, Peter Hammer, Stuttgart. 708-709.

2001

Saharanisch. In: Mabe, J. E. (ed.) Afrika-Lexikon. Ein Kontinent in 1000 Stichwörtern. J.B. Metzler, Peter
Hammer, Stuttgart, Wuppertal: 532.

1999

Review: Norbert Cyffer, A Sketch of Kanuri Grammar. Frankfurter Afrikanistische Blätter 11: 157-159.

Presentations

Conference Papers and Invited Lectures

2016

„Going to the past – coming from the future ? - Temporal constructions in Malgwa (Central Chadic)“,  8th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages Conference (BICCL), Universität Bayreuth. 05.02.2016

2013

„Morphosyntactic variation in Old Kanembu and modern Kanuri and Kanembu dialects.“ 9th Nilo–Saharan Linguistics Colloquium, University of Cologne. With Dmitry Bondarev. 23.5.2013

2012

„The adverb duwo in Kanembu.“ 7th WOCAL, University of Buea, Cameroun. 21.8.2012

2012

„Leben und Sterben in Bol – Zur Verbalklasse I im Kanembu“, 20. Afrikanistentag, Universität zu Köln. 30.05.2012

2011

“You are leaving the Hausa sector! – The language contact scenario on the eastern fringes of the assumed Lake Chad Sprachbund”, International Workshop: Catching Language in the Wider Lake Chad Area – The Constant Challenges of Language Change, Gumpoldskirchen. 02.12.2011

„Aktuelle Forschungen zur Dialektologie des Kanembu“, Universität Wien, Seminar für Afrikawissenschaften. 21.06.2011

„Die Verbalklasse I im Kanembu“, Afrikanistisches Kolloquium, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. 27.05.2011

“Le <networking> et la coopération pour la promotion de la langue et culture kanembou”, Maison de la Culture Bol, Lac (Chad) 10.03.2011

2010

“Introduction and round table”, “Verbal morphology and syntax of some complex clauses in the Bol dialect of Kanembu”, 4th International Workshop & Second Meeting of AAI (Germany) and SOAS (UK) teams of Joint DFG/AHRC project: "A comparative study of Old Kanembu in early West African Qur'anic manuscripts and Islamic recitations (Tarjumo) with modern Kanuri-Kanembu dialects spoken around Lake Chad“, Universität Hamburg. 17.12.2010

“Bridging linguistics, palaeography, and codicology: Old Kanembu in the Borno Qur’anic manuscripts”, Vortragsreihe der Forschergruppe 963: Manuscript cultures in Asia and Africa, Universität Hamburg. (mit D. Bondarev, A. Tijani) 15.12.2010

“With no direction home? - The allative-applicative continuum – examples from the Malgwa directional marker -sə ́”, International Workshop: Directionality in Grammar and Discourse: Evidence from African Languages, Universität zu Köln. 11.06.2010

“Major findings in phonology and morphosyntax of five Kanembu dialects”, Meeting of AAI (Germany) and SOAS (UK) teams of Joint DFG/AHRC project at the University of London, SOAS. 13.05.2010

“The Kanembu of Ngemi”, Borno Museum Society monthly Lecture, University of Maiduguri. 07.04.2010

“How much of discontinuity can a dialect continuum stand? Examples from four Kanembu varieties”, Forschungskolloquium, Institut für Afrikanistik, Universität Bayreuth. 26.01.2010

2009

“Challenges in writing a variety grammar - examples from the Kanuri / Kanembu dialect continuum”, International Workshop: Towards poly-lectal grammars of African languages, Universität Hamburg. 28.11.2009

“The development of -ye from a subject marker in Old Kanembu to a multifunctional marker in modern Kanuri”, 6th World Congress of African Linguistics, Universität zu Köln. (mit D. Bondarev, P. Jaggar) 20.08.2009

“Idiomatic expressions in Malgwa (language & dictionary)”, 5th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages Conference, Universität Leipzig. 11.06.2009

„Was erzählen uns 400 Jahre alte Kanembu- Koranmanuskripte?“ Jour fixe, Institut für Afrikanistik, Universität Leipzig. 09.06.2009

“What do the Old Kanembu manuscripts tell linguists and historians?” Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg (mit D. Bondarev, P. Jaggar) 07.04.2009

2008

“Kanuri/Kanembu in Ajami”, Interdisziplinäre Tagung 5000 Jahre Schrift in Afrika, Entstehung, Funktionen und Wechsel von Schrift-systemen, Institut für Afrikanistik, Universität zu Köln. 28.11.2008

“Subordination in Malgwa“, International Workshop: Dynamics of Linguistic Change – Typology of Co- and Subordination, Gumpolds-kirchen. 27.05.2008

“Language contact in Africa”. Course at Spring school, Max- Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie in Leipzig. 26.- 29.03.2008

„Turn taking in Kanuri“, Forschungskolloquium, Institut für Afrikanistik, Universität Bayreuth. 05.02.2008

2007

“Kanuri focus coding in the perfective aspect – a historical perspec-tive“, 3rd workshop on Nigerian Qur’anic manuscripts: an interdisci-plinary study of the Kanuri glosses and Arabic commentaries, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 30.11.2007

“Loanwords in Hausa. Results from the Loanword typology project“, 4th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Universität Bayreuth. (mit A. Awagana) 31.10.2007

“Turn allocation in Kanuri interviews”. 10th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium / 10e Colloque de Linguistique Nilo- Saharienne, Paris. 23.08.2007

„Zwischen Fokus & Diskurs – der Multifunktions-Marker diyé im Kanuri“, 18. Afrikanistentag, Universität Wien. 24.07.2007

„Kanuri-Lehnwortforschung innerhalb des Loanword Typology Projects (Max-Planck-Institut Leipzig)“, Seminar für Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. 12.06. 2007

“Introduction”, 2nd Workshop on Early Nigerian Qur’anic manuscripts: an interdisciplinary study of the Kanuri glosses and Arabic commen-taries, (AHRC Project at SOAS, London), Universität Leipzig. 20.04.2007

2006

„Sprache & Migration – Sprachkontakt in der Tschadseeregion (West-afrika)“, Ringvorlesung am Institut für Afrikanistik, Leipzig. 03.12.2006

Diskussionspapier: “How to treat ‘Areal roots’ in the Loanword Typology Database”, International Workshop: Loanword Typology, Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig. (mit H.E. Wolff) 03.11.2006

“Kanuri discourse markers”, 5th World Congress of African Linguistics, Addis Ababa (Äthiopien). 07.08.2006

“Kanuri orthography”, International Workshop on Early Nigerian Qur’anic manuscripts: an interdisciplinary study of the Kanuri glosses and Arabic commentaries, School of Oriental and African Studies, London. 15.02.2006

„Fokusstrategien im Kanuri“, 17. Afrikanistentag, Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität München. 12.02.2006

„Term- und Prädikationsfokus im Malgwa“, Seminar für Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. 24.01.2006

2005

“Term and predication focus in Malgwa”, 3rd Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, CNRS Villejuif/Paris. 25.11.2005

“Language and migration in Borno“, Guest lecture at the Borno Museum Society, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. 14.11.2005

“A linguistic track? The landmark Lake Chad as reflected in the migra-tory traditions of riparian people and their neighbours”, XIIIth Mega-Chad Conference “Migrations and spatial mobility in the Lake Chad Basin”, Maroua. 01.11.2005

“Predication Focus in the Chadic-Saharan Contact Area”, International Conference on Focus in African Languages, Universität Berlin. (mit H.E. Wolff) 07.10.2005

Buchpräsentation: „Gerald Heusing - Die südlichen Lwoo- Sprachen. Beschreibung, Vergleich und Rekonstruktion“, Leipziger Buchmesse. 20.03.2005

2004

“Reduction of dialectal features in Kanuri as outcome of language contact?”, International Workshop: Language Contact and Change in West Africa: The Question of Areality & Genealogy, Gumpoldskirchen. 13.11.2004

2003

 “Sprache(n), Kultur(en), Geschichte(n)”, Vortrag und Führung durch die Ausstellung des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268 im Senckenberg Naturmuseum, Frankfurt. 27.01.2003

„Westwärts zieht der Wind – Migrationen im südlichen Tschadsee-gebiet“, Jour fixe am Institut für Afrikanistik, Universität Leipzig. 23.01.2003

2002

„Neues aus der Sprachkontaktzone T schadisch – Saharanisch“, 15. Afrikanistentag, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main & Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz. (mit A. Jakobi) 01.10.2002

„Ethno-Linguistische Feldforschung“, Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur II, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. (mit E. Platte) 13.06.2002

2001

“Nigerian Kanuri (Sub-)Dialects Reconsidered - a Corpus- based Approach”, 7th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium, Universität Hamburg. 24.08.2001

“Aktionsarten in Malgwa”, 1st Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Language Family, Universität Leipzig. 06.07.2001

“The Malgwa in Maiduguri”, Lecture at the Department of Languages and Linguistics, University of Maiduguri (Nigeria). 03.04.2001

2000

„Zur Genese des Perfekt II im Malgwa“, 14. Afrikanistentag, Universität Hamburg. 13.10.2000

“Locative-directional verbal extensions and prepositions in Malgwa“, 3rd International World Congress of African Linguistics / 3e Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Africaine, Université du Benin, Lomé/Togo. 23.08.2000

“Hat der Naturraum Einfluss auf die Geschichte? Antworten der Afrikanistik”, Interdisziplinärer Workshop der Arbeitsgruppe Sahel / Sudan an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. 19.05.2000

“The research on historical implications of a linguistic environment“, Borno Museum Society monthly Lecture, University of Maiduguri (Nigeria). 26.02.2000

1999

“Historical implications of a linguistic environment – towards a systemic approach“, International Symposium: Sonderforschungsbereich 268, Frankfurt. (mit D. Ibriszimow, R. Kawka, C. Mtaku, R. Vogels & I.M. Waziri) 28.05.1999

1997

“Some traces of a lost gender distinction? Examples from Malgwa (Central Chadic) zoonymes”, Colloque Méga-Tchad „L’homme et l’animal dans le bassin du lac Tchad“, Orléans. 16.10.1997

“Introductory notes on the Malgwa (Gamergu) language - a Central Chadic language of Borno”, Lecture at the Department of Languages and Linguistics, University of Maiduguri (Nigeria). 10.01.1997

1996

„Sprachkontakte bei den Malgwa (Gamergu) in Nordost- Nigeria“, 12. Afrikanistentag, Universität Berlin. 04.10.1996

1995

“Adaptation and delimitation. Some thoughts about the Kanurization of the Gamergu”, Internationales Symposium, SFB 268. Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main. (mit E. Platte) 16.12.1995

“Masakwa dry season cropping in the Chad basin“, Internationales Symposium, SFB 268, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main. (mit B. Zach & H. Kirscht) 15.12.1995

„Areale Phänomene in der Sprachkontaktzone saharanischer und tschadischer Sprachen“, 26. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Universität Leipzig. 26.09.1995