Dmitry Idiatov

Dmitry Idiatov is the project leader and a researcher at the research unit “Langage, Langues et Cultures d’Afrique Noir" (UMR 8135 CNRS - INALCO). Within the project he is working together with Mark Van de Velde on the grammatical analysis and documentation of Bena-Yungur (glottocode: bena1260) and other languages of the Bena-Mboi group.

Dmitry Idiatov

Mark Van de Velde

Mark Van de Velde is a researcher at the research unit “Langage, Langues et Cultures d’Afrique Noir" (UMR 8135 CNRS - INALCO). Within the project he is working together with Dmitry Idiatov on the grammatical analysis and documentation of Bena-Yungur (glottocode: bena1260) and other languages of the Bena-Mboi group. He is equally actively involved in the supervision of the students participating in the project.

Mark Van de Velde

Mirjam Möller Nwadigo

Mirjam Möller Nwadigo is a PhD fellow (INSPIRE program of USPC) at the research unit “Langage, Langues et Cultures d’Afrique Noir" (UMR 8135 CNRS - INALCO). Mirjam has started her PhD project on the grammatical analysis and documentation of Baa (glottocode: kwaa1262) under the supervision of Mark Van de Velde and Martine Vanhove in October 2015 and joined the project as soon as it started in 2016. She has equally obtained a Small Documentation Grant for documentation of Baa (2017–2018) from the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Programme.

Mirjam Möller

Jakob Lesage

Jakob Lesage was a PhD fellow (“Emergence(s)" program of the City of Paris) at the research unit “Langage, Langues et Cultures d’Afrique Noir" (UMR 8135 CNRS - INALCO) in the period of 2016-2020. Jakob defended his PhD thesis on the grammatical analysis and documentation of Kam (glottocode: kamm1249) under the supervision of Dmitry Idiatov and Mark Van de Veld on June 25, 2020.

Jakob Lesage

Eveling Villa

Eveling Villa is a PhD fellow (“Emergence(s)" program of the City of Paris) at the research unit “Langage, Langues et Cultures d’Afrique Noir" (UMR 8135 CNRS - INALCO). Eveling has started her PhD project on the grammatical analysis and documentation of Nyesam (glottocode: kpas1242) under the supervision of Dmitry Idiatov and Mark Van de Velde in February 2017.

Eveling Villa

Lora Litvinova

Lora Litvinova is a PhD fellow (PhD fellowship in Typology and dynamics of linguistic systems of the LABEX Empirical Foundations of Linguistics) at the research unit “Langage, Langues et Cultures d’Afrique Noir" (UMR 8135 CNRS - INALCO). Lora has started her PhD project on the grammatical analysis and documentation of Kugama (glottocode: kuga1239) under the supervision of Dmitry Idiatov and Didier Demolin in December 2016.

Lora Litvinova

Bitrus Andrew

Bitrus Andrew is our local research assistant and a speaker of Bena-Yungur (glottocode: bena1260). In 2016, he contributed to the AdaGram Adamawa Languages Survey organized by the project.

Bitrus Andrew

Tope Olagunju

Tope Olagunju has obtained a BA in African languages and linguistics from the Kwara State University at Malete in June 2017 and is planning to continue his studies after completing his National Youth Service Corps. Tope did his term paper on the first grammatical analysis of Fam (glottocode: famm1241) under the supervision of Mark Van de Velde. In 2016, Tope equally contributed to the AdaGram Adamawa Languages Survey organized by the project.

Tope Olagunju