Dr.

Emmanuel-Moselly Makasso

Akademischer Mitarbeiter (Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung)
Institut für Linguistik
Abteilung Linguistik/Anglistik (IfLA)

Kontakt

+49 711 685-82986

Keplerstr. 17
70174 Stuttgart
Deutschland
Raum: 4.053

  • Makasso, E. M.  2018    (with Peter Jenks and Andrew Koontz-Garboden)  On the lexical semantics of property concept nouns in Basa. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 21. Edited by Robert Truswell, Chris Cummins, Caroline Heycock, Brian Rabern, and Hannah Rohde. 643-660.
  • Makasso, E. M. 2017  (with Peter Jenks and Larry Hyman)  Accessibility and demonstrative operators in Basaa relative clauses,  in Gratien Gualbert Atindogbe and Rebecca Grollemund (Eds.) Relative clauses in some Cameroonian languages: Structure, function and semantism. De Gruyter Mouton, 17-46.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2016 (with Fatima Hamlaoui and Seunghun Lee) Aspects of the Intonational phonology of  Basaa, in  Downing, L. J. & Rialland, A. (Eds),   Intonation in African Tone Languages, De Gruyter Mouton, 167-194.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2015 (with Fatima Hamlaoui) Focus marking and the availability of inversion structures in the Bantu language Basaa (A43), Lingua154 (2015) 35-64.

  • Makasso, E.  M. 2015 (with Seunghun J. Lee) Basaa (A43); Journal of International Phonetics Association, Volume  45, Issue 01, avril 2015, 71-79.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2014 The melodic tone pattern in Basaa. Africana Linguistica 20 (2014).  225-241.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2014 (with Fatima Hamlaoui & SiriGjersoe), Phonological phrases in Basaa;  TAL 2014 Proceedings, www.isca-speech.org/archive.

  • Makasso, E. M.  2014 (with Henri Yambene Bomono), La perception de la notion de genre dans les milieux de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche au Cameroun, in Kamdem, Emmanuel & WillibroadDze-Ngwa (eds), Panafricanisme, Recherche, Paix et développement concerté en Afrique;  PAID Publishers, Genève – Yaoundé ; 44-58.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2013 (with Larry Hyman and Peter Jenks) Adjectives as nominal heads in Basaa. Selected Proceedings of 43rd Annual Conference of African Linguistics, Tulane University, New Orleans, Cascadilla, 151-162.

  • Makasso, E.-M.  2012. Metatony in Basaa. In Michael R.Marlo, Nikki B. Adams, Christopher R. Green, Michelle Morrison &Tristan M. Purvis (eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics: African Languages in Context. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2011 (with Fatima Hamlaoui)  Basaa Wh-Questions and Prosodic Structuring,  ZAS papers in Linguistics.  Nr. 55. 47-63. 

  •  Makasso, E. M.  2010 Processus de relativisation en basaa: de la syntaxe a la prosodie,  ZAS papers in Linguistics.  Nr. 53. 145-158.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2010 Functions of prosody in spontaneous speech in Bàsàa (Bantu A 43): the case of melism. In Legere, Karsten.&Thornell, Christina. Bantu Languages: Analyses, Description and Theory.  Cologne : R. Koeppe.

  •  Makasso, E. M. 2008   Melisms and subjectivity in Bàsàa oral spontaneous discourse, The Journal of West African Languages. Vol. XXXV (1-2). 33 – 44.

  • Makasso, E. M.  2008,  Intonation et mélismes dans le discours oral spontané en bàsàa, PhD Thesis, Université de Provence.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2008 “Prosody and expressiveness marking in Bàsàa oral discourse: the case of melisms (first results)” , proceedings of the Workshop on spoken languages technologies for under-resourced languages, Hanoï, May 4th6th, pp.87-91.

  • Makasso, E. M.  2006  « Education » . In Christian Seignobos (ed.), Atlas de l’Afrique :  Cameroun,  Paris : Jeune Afrique, P. 94-95. Makasso.E. M.   2000  Influence de la position sur les consonnes du bàsàa, une approche expérimentale, thèse de DEA, Université de Yaoundé 1.

     

  • Makasso, E. M. 2016 (Seunghun Lee). A surface constraint at the syllable junction in Bàsàa. 6th International Conference on Bantu Languages. 20.06.2016 - 23.06.2016, Helsinki. 
  • Makasso, E. M. 2016 (with Fatima Hamlaoui). Phonetic Downstep in Bàsàa. 6th International Conference on Bantu Languages. 20.06.2016 - 23.06.2016, Helsinki. 

  • Makasso, E. M.  2014 (with Fatima Hamlaoui & Siri Gjersoe) Phonological Phrases in Bàsàa. The 4th International Symposium onTonalAspects of Languages. 13.05.2014 - 16.05.2014, RadboudUniversity Nijmegen. 

  • Makasso, E. M. 2013 (with Fatima Hamlaoui). On focus and givenness in Bàsàa declaratives and their relation to syntax and prosody. DOT 2013. 23.09.2013 - 24.09.2013, U Münster. 

  • Makasso, E. M. 2013 (with Fatima Hamlaoui). Object left-dislocation, topicalization and the syntax-phonology mapping of intonation phrases in Bàsàa. 5th International Conference on Bantu Languages. 12.06.2013 - 15.06.2013, Paris. 

  • Makasso, E. M. 2012 (with Fatima Hamlaoui), Basaa Wh-questions and prosodic structuring, World Congress of African Linguistics 7, (Wocal 7), Bueau, Cameroon, August 20-24, 2012.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2012 (with Fatima Hamlaoui), Prosodic and syntactic expression of Information structure in Basaa, World Congress of African Linguistics 7, (Wocal 7), Buea, Cameroon, August 20-24, 2012.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2012 (with Caterina Petrone and Laura Downing), Interaction of Tone and Intonation in Basaa Questions, Workshop on Phonology/Syntax Interface in Bantu (and other ) languages: Metatony, Focus and Dislocation, Paris, June 28-29, 2012.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2012 (with Fatima Hamlaoui), Patient promotion instead of agent demotion: Left-dislocation as passivization in Basaa, Workshop on Phonology/Syntax Interface in Bantu (and other) languages: Metatony, Focus and Dislocation, Paris, June 28-29, 2012.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2012 (with Fatima Hamlaoui), An experimental investigation of the prosodic expression of Focus and Givenness in Basaa declaratives, Colloque du ReseauFrancais de Phonologie , Paris, June 25-27, 2012.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2012.Tonology and Morphology of Vocatives in Basaa, 43rdAnnaul Conference on African Linguistics, Tulane University, March 15-17, 2012.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2012. (With Larry Hyman and Peter Jenks) Adjectives as nominal heads in Basaa, 43rdAnnaul Conference on African Linguistics, Tulane University, March 15-17, 2012.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2012. (withCaterinaPetrone and Laura Downing) Interaction of tone and Intonation in Basaa Questions, The ninth Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP), ZAS-Berlin, January 18-21, 2012.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2011 Conjoint/disjoint high tone alternation in Bàsàa, 42nd Annual conference on African Linguistics, University of Maryland, June 10-12, 2011.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2011 (with Fatima Hamlaoui) ,Wh-questions and Focusing strategies in Bàsàa, Fourth International Conference on Bantu Languages, Berlin, April 7-9, 2011.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2011 (with Fatima Hamlaoui), Prosody of Wh-particles in Bàsàa, Workshop on Wh-questions, ANR-DFG Bantu Psyn/Synphol, Lyon, March 25-26, 2011.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2010, Intonational Phonology in Bàsàa, Workshop on workshop on tones and prosodic constituents: Elements of Prosodic Structure, London, March 25, 2010.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2010, Relativization in Bàsàa, from Syntax to Prosody, Workshop on Relative clauses in Bantu, Paris, January 8 – 9, 2010.

  • Makasso, E. M. & Ngue Um, E. 2009. Question Prosody in Bàsàa (A 40). the6th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL6): African Linguistics for Understanding and Progress, Cologne, Germany, August 17 to 21, 2009.
  • Makasso, E. M. 2009, Genre épique et expression culturelle : analyse des stratégies discursives du barde dans les fils de Hitong de Pierre Ngijol Ngijol, Colloque du Sommet des Institutions Culturelles d’Afrique et de la Diaspora africaine : La culture africaine dans le monde globalisé du 21ème siècle, Yaoundé, 7 – 10 avril 2009.

  • Makasso, E. M. 2007. Functions of prosody in spontaneous speech in Bàsàa (Bantu A 43), 2nd Conference on Bantu Languages: Analysis, description and theory, Goteborg, October 4th-6th 2007.

Education:

November 2008

PhD in Phonetics, Laboratoire Parole et Langage (LPL), UMR 6057 CNRS, Aix-en-Provence (FRANCE).

Dissertation Title: Intonation et mélismes dans le discours oral spontané en bàsàa (“Intonation and melisms in Bàsàa oral spontaneous discourse”); advisor: Geneviève CAELEN-HAUMONT.

October 2001

DEA in Linguistics (Phonetics), The University of Yaoundé 1”, Cameroon.

October 1999

DEA in Linguistics (Semantics and Pragmatics), The University of Yaoundé
1”, Cameroon.

August 1998

M.A. in Linguistics (Semantics), The University of Yaoundé 1”, Cameroon.

June 1996

B.A. in General Linguistics, The University of Yaoundé 1”, Cameroon.

Grants and Fellowships:

2011-2012

Postdoctoral Grant from the Alexander von-Humboldt Foundation For a 2 years stay at ZAS, Berlin.

2009-2010

Bourse postdoctorale de la Mairie de Paris pour un séjour au Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie, université de Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle.

2005-2008

PhD scholarship from « l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie for a 3 years stay at the University of Provence, Aix-Marseille.

Professional Qualifications:

since 2010

Senior Researcher The National Centre for Education, The Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation.

Work experience:

July 2002 - present

Researcher at CNE, MINRESI, Cameroon: Head of Department of Humanities since 2012.

March 2009 - Present

  • Associate Researcher at CERDOTOLA
  • Co-founder of ALORA
  • Main investigator (In collaboration with Dr Emmanuel Ngue UM) in the documentation Project of the Bati language, funded by ELDP.

Teaching experience:

Oct. 2000 - present

Part-time Lecturer at the Department of African Languages and Linguistics, the  University of Yaoundé 1

Courses taught:

  • Phonetics, (undergraduate and graduate levels)
  • Phonology (undergraduate and graduate levels)
  • Morphology (undergraduate and graduate levels)
  • Prosody (undergraduate and graduate levels)
  • Discourse Analysis (undergraduate level)
  • Introduction to General Linguistics (undergraduate level)

Supervision experience:

2015- present

Reine Etitigue: Prosody of Bakoko-Bisso, MA thesis, The University of Yaoundé
1 (primary advisor)

2015 – present

Gwladys Ngo Makon: Descriptive Grammar of Bati language, PhD Thesis, The
University of Yaoundé 1 (second advisor)

Research experience:

December 2004

Participating at the Workshop organized by Gretaf (Groupe d'Etude sur l'Education en Afrique, Yaoundé, December 14-18 2004, over the theme Indicators of Education quality in Africa.

April – July 2008

Visiting student at the MICA Laboratory, Hanoï University of Technology, Vietnam.

2009

Chercheur dans le projet Contribution à l’amélioration des approches d’éducation non-formelle (alpha) au Cameroun, CNE-MINRESI.

2013

Chercheur dans le projet Adaptation aux effets du changement climatique
par l’utilisation des savoirs traditionnels – Phase 2: Zone des hautes savanes
guinéennes, CNE-MINRESI.

2013

Chercheur dans le projet Impact socioéconomique des catastrophes au Cameroun, CNE-MINRESI.

2013

Expert-consultant dans le projet d’élaboration d’une politique genre au MINESUP de l’URAD (Unité de Recherche et d’appui au Développement).

Mar 2016 -

Member of the BULB project at ZAS Berlin (Breaking the Unwritten Language
Barrier)

Summer schools and workshops and training:

1-13 July, 2012

4th International Summer School 3L: Endangered languages, From documentation to revitalization, Lyon, France.

January 2007

Seminar on R Language and Environment for Statistical Computing, LPL, Aix-en-Provence, France.

October 2006

Seminar on basic statistics, LPL, Aix-en-Provence, France.

January 2006

Seminar on Scientific and Professional communication, MMSH, Aix-en-Provence, France.

April – July 2008

Visiting student at the MICA Laboratory, Hanoï University of Technology, Vietnam.

Language skills:

French

Excellent (written and spoken)

English

Fluent (written and spoken)

Spanish

Good

German

Good

Bassa

Native speaker