Miriam Maria Weidl

Miriam Maria Weidl, PhD


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Education information

09/2014-12/2018 PhD Linguistics, SOAS, University of London, UK

‘The role of Wolof in multilingual conversations in the Casamanceː fluidity of linguistic repertoires’; emphasis: description of multilingual language use in Djibonker, Casamance, Senegal with a focus on Wolof as a big language within numerous smaller ones. Member of the ‘Crossroads Project: Investigating the unexplored side of multilingualism’ led by Professor Friederike Lüpke, Leverhulme Trust funded (https://soascrossroads.org/).

Supervisors: Prof. Anne Pauwels, Prof. Friederike Lüpke & Prof. Lutz Marten; completed with minor corrections (07.12.2018)

11/2013-08/2014 Doctoral Studies of Philosophy - dissertation field: African Studies, University of Vienna, Austria / Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal; Transferred to SOAS

Emphasis: language contact situations - plurilingualism in Senegal; focus on linguistic repertoires of individuals.

Supervisors: Univ.Prof. Dr Norbert Cyffer; Dr. Saliou Mbaye

09/2007-10/2013 Diploma of African Studies, University of Vienna, Austria

Das Medium Sprache in Senegal. Spracheinstellungen der Wolof mit dem Fokus auf den Bildungssektor - Probleme, Schwierigkeiten und Ansätze zu Lösungsversuchen’; emphasis: West African linguistics, sociolinguistics, multilingualism, diaspora research.

Supervisors: Univ.Prof. Dr Norbert Cyffer & Mag. Dr. Georg Ziegelmeyer; completed with distinction (24.10.2013)

06/2010-06/2011 Language Studies: Wolof, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal

Description of research and teaching

03/2020-06/2020 ‘Language and Society in Africa’ at University of Helsinki, Finland

03/2020-06/2020 'Wolof: Language and Culture’ at University of Helsinki, Finland

11/2017-03/2018 ‘Issues in Sociolinguistics’ & ‘Research Methods in Linguistics’ at the University of The Gambia, Banjul/ Brikama/Serekunda, The Gambia

09/2016-01/2017 ‘General Linguistics’ at SOAS, University of London, UK

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Linguistics , SOAS, University of London

Award Date: 7 Dec 2018

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages

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