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Dr Serge Sagna - personal details

Contact details

Role: Lecturer in Linguistic Typology/non-European languages

Tel: 0161 275-3060

Location: Samuel Alexander Building-W2.14
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




I am a lecturer in Linguistic Typology/non-European languages at the School of Languages Linguistics and Cultures here at the University of Manchester.
I began studies in African Linguistics at INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales - Paris) after my MA in English Linguistics in 2002. In 2003 I was awarded a student scholarship for an MPhil & PhD in Field Linguistics in the Endangered Languages Academic Programme at the University of London - School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). I received my PhD from SOAS based on my research on the "Formal and semantic properties of the Gújjolaay Eegimaa (a.k.a Banjal) nominal classification system".
From 2008 to 2011 I held a Postdoctoral research position in Language Documentation funded by the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at the University of Manchester. The results of my documentation (over 37 hours of audio and video data 19 of which have been annotated) are archived at ELAR (The SOAS Endangered Languages Archive).
More documentation work in progress: compilation of a 4000 word Eegimaa-English and English-Eegimaa dictionary with a glossary in French.