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Dr Yakpo, Kofi

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Assistant Professor

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Dr Yakpo, Kofi

Title:
Assistant Professor

Faculty:

Short Biography:

Kofi Yakpo is Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the School of Humanities. Previous occupations include Policy Adviser with the German Federal 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). 

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
Radboud University NijmegenDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
University of Geneva, HECMaster in Business Administration (MBA)
University of CologneMagister Artium (MA)
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2014-07-01Visiting Scholar, University of Freiburg, Germany: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) (July 2014)
Research Achievement
2015-04-01Visiting Scholar, University of British Columbia, Canada: The University of Hong Kong Overseas Fellowship Award (June - July 2015)
Research Achievement
2012-01-01Visiting Scholar, University of Freiburg, Germany: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) (January - June 2012)
Research Achievement
2012-07-01Visiting Lecturer, University of the West Indies, Jamaica: Teaching Staff Mobility Award, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands (July - August 2012)
Teaching Accomplishment
2013-07-01Visiting Lecturer, African Linguistics School, Ibadan, Nigeria: Rutgers University, New York University & Unversity of Amsterdam (July 2013)
Teaching Accomplishment
2014-12-01Visiting Lecturer, Anton de Kom University, Paramaribo, Suriname: Institute for Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR) (December 2014)
Teaching Accomplishment
2017-01-01Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge, UK: Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowship (June - July 2017)
Research Achievement
2016-08-01Visiting Scholar, University of Oslo, Norway: Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) (August - September 2016)
Research Achievement
2016-02-01Visiting Scholar, University of Oslo, Norway: Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) (February 2016)
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
07/2007 - presentMemberSociety for Pidgin & Creole Linguistics
11/2013 - presentMemberLinguistic Society of India
02/2010 - presentMemberAssociation for Linguistic Typology
08/2008 - presentMemberSociety for Caribbean Linguistics
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Multilingualism
Language and society
Language and globalization
Asia and Africa relations
Spoken Languages:
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 Languages:
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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