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Name:  CHIBAKA epse FOGWE Evelyn Shiri Neh

Address:       Department of Linguistics,   Faculty of Arts, University of Buea, Cameroon

 Tel.:                              +237 699810429 /+1 (780)876 7861

 Marital Status:           Married

 Languages spoken:   Mbatu, Metaʔ, Pidgin English, English, French & German


Web page:     


Educational Qualifications

2007-2009     Postdoctoral studies in Linguistics, University of Hamburg, Germany

                              “Habilitation” Sponsored by ‘Alexander von Humboldt  (AvH)– Georg Foster

                              Stiftung/ Foundation’

  • Dissertation title: Akum, Alaʔatening and Mankon: Dialects or Languages? A Scientific Contribution to the Language-dialect Problematic


1997-2002      Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, University of Hamburg, Germany

                           African Linguistics (Generative Syntax) (‘Very Good’ First Class Division)                  

  • Dissertation title: A Grammatical Description of MetaɁ in Relation to Focus Parametric Variation: Evident in Focalisation and Wh-fronted Question

  1.                  Gender Studies, International Women’s University (ifu) Hamburg, Germany

  • Dissertation title: ‘INFORMATION – as a social resource'

    1. German Studies, Goethe - Institut Bremen, Germany (DAAD grant)

  • PNDS/Visiting researcher


1994-1996         Teaching Assistance and Research Fellow in University

                        of Yaounde 1, Cameroon

  • Research Scholar


1992-1993       Diplome des Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A), University of Yaounde, Cameroon

  • Dissertation title: ‘Anaphora and Binding in MetaɁ’


   1991-1992      Maîtrise en linguistique (Mention bien), University of Yaounde, Cameroon

  • Thesis title: ‘The Noun Class System in MetaɁ’


1986-1990      Bachelor of Arts (BA (Hons.) in Education & English), University of Ilorin,  


  • Major: Education (Foundation & Curriculum Studies)

  • Major: English (literature & language)

  • Thesis title: ‘The Attitude of  Parents towards Nursery/Pre-Primary Education in Cameroon’



CURRENT POSITION                                                                                                          


07/2019-02/2020       Visiting Professor, Department of ‘Afrikanistik und Aethiopistik’, University of Hamburg, Germany


04-07 2019                   Seasonal lecturer, ‘European Summer University in Digital Humanities’ (ESUDH) Leipzig, Germany


2016-2018                     Part time lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Bamenda, Cameroon


2014-present              Consultant for IELTS Exam (instructor & Examiner), British Council, Yaounde Cameroon


2013-2016                        ESL/EFL Program Coordinator, University of Buea, Cameroon


2014-present                   Associate Researcher at ‘Centre International de Recherche et de Documentation sur les Traditions et les Langues Africaines’ (CERDOTOLA) by Decision No. 14/63/CERDOTOLA/CAB/NS of 14 May 2014.


2013-present                   Associate Professor of Linguistics, Department of

                                         Linguistics, University of Buea, Cameroon

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