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Sean Allison, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & M.A. Linguistics Program Director

  • Education

    2007 - 2012 Completion of Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dissertation title: Aspects of a Grammar of Makary Kotoko (Chadic, Cameroon)

    1996 - 1997 Completion of D.E.A. (diplôme d’études approfondies - indepth studies diploma)in Linguistics, Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France

    1992 - 1993 Completion of maîtrise(“Masters”) in Linguistics, Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France

    1991 - 1992 Completion of licence (“Bachelor’s degree”) in Linguistics, Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France

    1989 – 1991 Completion of D.E.U.G. (diplôme d’études universitaires générales - general university studies diploma)in Linguistics, Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France

    1988 - 1989 Completion of the Certificat Pratique de Langue Française (Practical Certificate of the French Language) and the Diplôme d’Etudes Françaises (French Studies Diploma), Institut International d’Etudes Françaises, Strasbourg, France

  • Recent Publications

    forthcoming. Conditional constructions in Makary Kotoko. Studies in African Linguistics.

    forthcoming. Borrowings but no diffusion: A case of language contact in the Lake Chad basin. Journal of Language Contact.

    2015. Advocating for a Merged Approach to Bible Translation. Paper submitted to Bible Translation 2015: The 8th Biennial Bible Translation Conference, Dallas, Texas, Oct 16-20, 2015.

    2013. Abécédaire provisoire du kotoko de Kousseri (mser). Available at http://www.silcam.org/folder030401/page.php. SIL ms.

    2013. Kousseri Kotoko Provisional Lexicon. Available at http://www.silcam.org/folder030401/page.php. SIL ms, 22pp.

    2012. Abécédaire du kotoko de Makari (mpade). Available at http://www.silcam.org/folder030401/page.php. SIL ms.

    2012. Aspects of a Grammar of Makary Kotoko (Chadic, Cameroon). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder PhD dissertation. Available at http://www.silcam.org/folder030401/page.php. 606pp.

    2009. Derivation of the Person-Aspect-Mood System of Makary Kotoko. in E. Rothmaler, Ed. Topics In Chadic Linguistics V. Comparative and Descriptive Studies. Papers from the 4th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Bayreuth, October 30-31, 2007. 2009, Rüdiger Köppe: Köln. Coll. Chadic Linguistics, Vol. 6, p. 9-21.

    2007. Linguistic Evidence for the Islamization of the Makary Kotoko by the Kanuri. in H. Tourneux, Ed. Topics In Chadic Linguistics III. Historical Studies. Papers from the 3rd Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Villejuif, November 24-25, 2005. 2007, Rüdiger Köppe: Köln. Coll. Chadic Linguistics, Vol. 4, p. 9-25.

    2006. Borrowings in Makary Kotoko. SIL ms. 110 pp.

    2006. Alphabet et orthographe de Kotoko de Makary (mpade)(Makary Kotoko Orthography Statement). Available at http://www.silcam.org/folder030401/page.php. SIL ms. 31pp.

    2006. Livret d’introduction à l’orthographe de la langue kotoko parlée aux alentours de la ville de Makary (mpade)(Makary Kotoko Transition Primer). SIL ms. 64pp.

    2003. Makary Kotoko Provisional Lexicon. Available at http://www.silcam.org/folder030401/page.php. SIL ms. 58pp.

     

  • Courses Taught at TWU

    • LING 460 Morphosyntax II
    • LING-LIN 560 Morphosyntax II
    • LING-LIN 660 Topics in Morphology & Syntax
    • LING-LIN 650 Survey of Linguistic Theories
  • Awards & Honours

    Spring 2011 Graduate Part-time Instructor Teaching Excellence award, Graduate school of the University of Colorado at Boulder

  • Conferences Attended

    8th Biennial Bible Translation conference (Bible Translation 2015), Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, Texas, Oct 16-20, 2015 (paper given)

    46th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 46), Oregon University, Eugene, Oregon, March 26-28, 2015 (paper given)

    1st Global Linguistics Forum (GLiF), Vajta, Hungary, Aug. 16-20, 2010

    4th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (BICCL 4), Bayreuth, Germany, Oct. 30- 31, 2007 (paper given)

    3rd Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages (BICCL 3), Villejuif, France, Nov. 24-25, 2005 (paper given)

    4th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 4) and 34th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 34), Rutgers University, New Jersey, June 17-22, 2003

     

School of Graduate Studies, and ACTS

Department or Program:

MA Linguistics, and Linguistics