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Publications & works

  • 2020. Cameroon Professional Women in Sciences: A Trans-disciplinary Review, Series 1.  Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.  360 pp.  [Co-authored with Lilian L. Atanga & Emelda  Ngufor Samba]

  • 2020. Women-Researchers’ Challenges: the case of the ‘Cameroon Professional Research Oriented Women. In Chibaka, E.F., L.L. Atanga & E.A. Samba. Cameroon Professional Women in Sciences: A Trans-disciplinary Review, Series 1. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe  Verlag.  Pp 169-190.

  • Language Technology Applications in Africa within an “Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective” Crisis Interface. Paper presented at  the International Conference on Language  Technologies for All (LT4All): Enabling Linguistic Diversity and Multilingualism Worldwide,  UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 4 - 6 December 2019.

  • Contemporary Challenges in Mother Tongue-Bible Translation in Cameroon and Africa. Paper  presented at the Faith Lutheran   Baptist Colloquium, Grande Prairie, Canada, 17th November 2019.

  • “Digital Humanities, the African Perspective? Insight from Language Documentation” Lecture presented during the 10th European Summer University, on Digital Humanities -Culture & Technology, at the University of Leipzig, Germany. July 23rd – August 02nd, 2019.

  • “Responsibilities of the Digital Humanities” Panel discussion at the 10th European Summer University, on Digital  Humanities-Culture & Technology, at the University of Leipzig, Germany. July 23rd – August 02nd, 2019.

  • “Gender Mindset Change for Sustainable Development: The case of the “Cameroon Professional Research-Oriented Women” Paper presented at the 1st International CaPROWN-Humboldt Kolleg 2019, Yaounde, Cameroon. January 23-25, 2019.

  • „Preservation and revitalization challenges in Bezen, a rural-multilingual community in Cameroon” Paper presented at the  World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL9). Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco. August 22–26, 2018.

  • A Polylectal Grammar for Nkun (Mankon varieties) in Mezam, Cameroon“ (Forthcoming in) Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.

  • An Anthropolinguistics exploration of culture at a crossroad: A study of the Bezens of North West Region of Cameroon“  (Forthcoming in) Bamenda: Langaa RPCID

  • 2018. Advantages of Bilingualism and Multilingualism: Multi-dimensional Research Findings. In Chumbow B. S.(ed.).   Bilingualism  and  Multilingualism. INTECH Publications, Rijeka. Pp 15-36.

  • The place of ICT in Mother Tongue Education (MTE) for a ‘rural-urban’ setting: The case of Mankon/Nkun, Cameroon“ Paper presented at the 30th West African Languages Congress (WALC) & 10th Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG) Conference, University of  Education, Winneba, Ghana, July 31-August 5, 2017

  • 2017. African language and culture realization in the policy, planning and developmental tier in some African states: the  African Union perspectives. In Shigeki K. (ed.). Proceedings of the 8th world congress of African Linguistics, Kyoto, 2015. Kyoto:  ILCAA. Pp 373 -398

  • “Sustainable development through indigenous knowledge of ethnoecological resources in the Bezen community” Paper  presented at Humboldt Kolleg Cameroon (HAC)University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon, March 8-11, 2017.

  • 2016. Proceedings of the 7th world congress of African Linguistics, Buea, 17-21 August 2012. Bamenda: Langaa RPCID. Vol. 1 &  2.  [Co-authored with Atindogbe, G. Gratien]

  • 2016. Issues in the analysis of verbs serialization in Metaʔ. In Atindogbe, G. G. & E. F. Chibaka (eds.), Proceedings of the 7th world congress of African Linguistics, Buea, 17-21 August 2012. Bamenda: Langaa RPCID. Vol. 2. Pp 837-882

  • “African language and culture realization in the policy, planning and developmental tier in some African states: the African Union perspectives” Paper presented at the World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL8). The Center for African Area Studies,  Kyoto  University, Japan’, August 20th – 24th , 2015.

  • Babanki verb tone. Paper presented at the 1st International Humboldt Colloquium on challenges and new prospects on prosody and its  implications for the orthography of African languages. Université Felix Houphouét-Boigny/Goethe-Institute,  Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 5th-8th May 2014.

  • 2014.  Akum, Alaʔatening and Mankon: Dialects or Languages?A Scientific Contribution to the Language-dialect   Problematic. 2014. Köln:  Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. 326 pp.

  • Language policy and planning from the perspective of the African Union in some African states. Paper presented at the 10th  International Language & Development conference. Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa, 14th-17th October 2013.

  • 2013. The syntactic distribution of negative morphemes in MetaɁ. Epasa Moto. Kansas City: Miraclaire Academic Publications (MAP).  Vol. 1(1): Pp 53-78.

  • 2012a. Pronouns in Cameroon Pidgin English. In Eric A. Anchimbe (Ed.), Language Contact in a Postcolonial Setting: the  linguistic and social context of English and Pidgin in Cameroon. Boston/Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, Inc. Pp. 215-244. [Co-authored with Atindogbe, G. Gratien]

  • 2012b. 'Productive and Non-Productive Reduplication Patterns in Bantu Zone A (Northwest) Languages'. In Pius N. Tamanji  and Gabriel M. Mba (eds.). Aspects of Reduplication in Languages of Cameroon and Senegal. Munich: Lincom Studies in Language Typology 23. [Co-authored with Atindogbe, G. Gratien]

  • Challenges in the Documentation of Bezen, Cameroon. Paper presented at an ELDP Workshop on ‘Methodology of language-culture documentation and how to develop research projects’. University of Buea, Cameroon, October 30th – November 1st  , 2012.

  • Issues in the analysis of verbs serialization in Metaʔ. Paper presented at World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL7). University of   Buea, Cameroon, August 20th – 24th , 2012.

  • Unreleased final Consonants in Bezen. Paper presented at the DOBES – Endangered Language Documentation Advanced training course &  workshop. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Holland, July 2nd – 6th 2012.

  • 2012c. A Pedagogic Grammar of Babanki – a Grassfields Language of Northwest Cameroon. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. 209 pp.  [Co-authored with Pius, W. Akumbu]

  • 2011.  Pronoun Serialisation in Kamtok: The Syntax-Semantic Interface. In A. Storch et al. (eds.), Copy Pronouns: Case studies from African Languages. Cologne: Köppe. Pp. 193-212. [Co-authored with Atindogbe, G. Gratien]

  • 2010.  The ‘Invisible’ Perception Verbs Comparison in Mankon and Metaʔ Succession-Induction Traditional Rites. In: Anne Storch (ed.). Perception of the Invisible Religion, Historical Semantics and the Role of Perceptive Verbs. Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika  21: 293-311.

  • Mother tongue Education for a ‘Rural-urban setting’: the case of Mankon. Paper presented at B. S. Chumbow International  Symposium “Languages of Education in Africa: Issues, Challenges, and Perspectives”. University of Yaounde 1, April 7th – 10th 2010.

  • Professional Opportunities with a linguistics Degree: The African Situation. Paper presented at the DAAD-Alumni Workshop “Career Opportunities in Education, Culture and Media: Alumni Employability and German-African Academic Networks”. The University of Buea,  November 30th to December 4th, 2009.

  • Dialect Conflict Resolution and Choice of Standard Variety for Mankon Dialect Cluster. Paper presented at World Congress of   African Linguistics (WOCAL6)Cologne, Germany, August 13th - 21st, 2009.

  • The role of ‘ceÝrɛ@’ and ‘kw®@’ in MetaɁ Verb Phrase: An Adverb or Aspect Marker? Paper presented at the ‘BANTU3- 3rd International Conference on Bantu Languages. Tervuren, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium, March 25th -27th 2009.

  • 2009a. Language shift arrest: The case of Mankon in a multilingual setting. 2009-03-14. Kaipuleohone.


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  • Language Shift Arrest: The Case of Mankon in a Multilingual Setting. Paper presented at 1st International Conference on  Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC) ‘Supporting small languages together’ Honolulu, University of Hawai’i, USA, March 11th-17th 2009

  • 2009b.  Reduplication in Gunu: Segmental and prosodic Description. In V. A. Tanda, et al. (eds.), Language,  Literature and Social Discourse in Africa. Bamenda, AGWECAMS Publishers. Pp. 136-182. [Co-authored with Atindogbe, G. Gratien]

  • The ‘Invisible’ Perceptive Verbs Comparison: In Mankon and Metaʔ Succession-Induction Traditional Rites. Paper presented at the Thyssen-Conference on “Perception of the Invisible: Religion, Historical Semantics and the Role of Perceptive Verbs”.  University of Cologne, Germany, November 14th – 17th 2007.

  • 2007.   Productive and Non-productive reduplication patterns in Bantu Zone A (Northwest) Languages. In E.N. Chia  et al. (eds.), Perspectives on Language Study and Literature in Cameroon. Vol. 3. Buea: ANUCAM Publisher. Pp 37-73. [Co-authored  with Atindogbe, G. Gratien]

  • Negation Motivated Movement in Meta?. Paper presented at the 25th WALC, Ouidah, Benin, July 30th – August 6th 2006.

  • 2006a. Cameroon Pidgin English (CPE) as a Tool for Empowerment and National Development.  African Study  Monographs. Vol. 27(2): 39-61. [Co-authored with Neba, N. Ayu’nwi and Atindogbe, G. Gratien]

  • 2006b. A Grammatical Description of Meta? in Relation to Focus Parametric Variation: Evident in Focalisation and Wh- fronted Question. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. 203 pp.

  • 2006c. Verbal Inflectional Categories in Metaʔ. In Egbokhare, F. et al (Eds), Globalization and the Future of African Languages.  Ibadan: Alafas Nigeria Company. Pp 349-69.

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