Dr Yakpo, Kofi
Kofi Yakpo is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the School of Humanities. Previous occupations include Policy Advisor with the German Parliament in Berlin, African Affairs Coordinator for the international human rights organization FIAN, and Postdoctoral Researcher at Radboud University Nijmegen.
He holds a Magister Artium in Linguistics, Social Anthropology and Political Science from the University of Cologne (Germany), an MBA from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and a PhD in Linguistics from Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands).
Kofi Yakpo's research revolves around multilingualism and language contact in Africa and the Americas with a focus on Creole languages and Asian diaspora languages.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2020-08-01||University of Paris, France, Visiting Professor: International Chair 2021, Labex EFL (Laboratory of Excellence, Empirical Foundations of Language), June 2021||Research Achievement|
|2019-12-01||Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, Visiting Scholar: Humboldt Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, July 2020 - June 2021||Research Achievement|
|2018-12-01||Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, Visiting Professor: Brazilian Association of Language Contact Studies (ABECS), December 2018||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2014-07-01||University of Freiburg, Germany, Visiting Scholar: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), July 2014||Research Achievement|
|2015-04-01||University of British Columbia, Canada, Visiting Scholar: The University of Hong Kong Overseas Fellowship Award, June - July 2015||Research Achievement|
|2012-01-01||University of Freiburg, Germany, Visiting Scholar: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), January - June 2012||Research Achievement|
|2012-07-01||University of the West Indies, Jamaica, Visiting Lecturer: Teaching Staff Mobility Award, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, July - August 2012||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2013-07-01||African Linguistics School, Ibadan, Nigeria, Visiting Lecturer: Rutgers University, New York University & Unversity of Amsterdam, July 2013||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2014-12-01||Anton de Kom University, Suriname, Visiting Lecturer: Institute for Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR), December 2014||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2017-01-01||University of Cambridge, UK, Visiting Scholar: Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowship, June - July 2017||Research Achievement|
|2016-08-01||University of Oslo, Norway, Visiting Scholar: Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing), August - September 2016||Research Achievement|
|2016-02-01||University of Oslo, Norway, Visiting Scholar: Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing), February 2016||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|08/2017 - present||Member||Linguistics Association of Ghana|
|07/2007 - present||Member||Society for Pidgin & Creole Linguistics|
|11/2013 - present||Member||Linguistic Society of India|
|02/2010 - present||Member||Association for Linguistic Typology|
|08/2008 - present||Member||Society for Caribbean Linguistics|
|Spoken Language(s) (EN)||Spoken Language(s) (ZH)|
|English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch||英語、德語、法語、西班牙語、葡萄牙語、荷蘭語|
|Written Language(s) (EN)||Written Language(s) (ZH)|
|English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch||英文、德文、法文、西班牙文、葡萄牙文、荷蘭文|
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