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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
2009Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
1998University of Geneva, HEC (Switzerland)Master in Business Administration (MBA)
1997University of Cologne (Germany)Magister Artium (MA)
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2014-07-01University of Freiburg, Germany, Visiting Scholar: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), July 2014
Research Achievement
2016-02-01University of Oslo, Norway, Visiting Scholar: Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing), February 2016
Research Achievement
2015-04-01University of British Columbia, Canada, Visiting Scholar: The University of Hong Kong Overseas Fellowship Award, June - July 2015
Research Achievement
2012-01-01University of Freiburg, Germany, Visiting Scholar: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), January - June 2012
Research Achievement
2012-07-01University of the West Indies, Jamaica, Visiting Lecturer: Teaching Staff Mobility Award, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, July - August 2012
Teaching Accomplishment
2016-08-01University of Oslo, Norway, Visiting Scholar: Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing), August - September 2016
Research Achievement
2013-07-01African Linguistics School, Ibadan, Nigeria, Visiting Lecturer: Rutgers University, New York University & Unversity of Amsterdam, July 2013
Teaching Accomplishment
2014-12-01Anton de Kom University, Suriname, Visiting Lecturer: Institute for Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR), December 2014
Teaching Accomplishment
2017-01-01University of Cambridge, UK, Visiting Scholar: Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowship, June - July 2017
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
07/2007 - presentMemberSociety for Pidgin & Creole Linguistics
11/2013 - presentMemberLinguistic Society of India
08/2008 - presentMemberSociety for Caribbean Linguistics
02/2010 - presentMemberAssociation for Linguistic Typology
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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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