UMR 8135 CNRS - INaLCO

Chika Kennedy AJEDE

Doctorant INALCO,
Sous la direction de Mark VAN DE VELDE (LLACAN) et Dmitry IDIATOV (LLACAN, co-directeur),
Intitulé de la thèse : «Grammaire de la langue bwilim»

Thèmes de recherche

Cursus universitaire

Expérience professionnelle

Recherche sur le terrain

Participation aux Workshops

Participation à des écoles d'été

Conférences, colloques et séminaires‎

Publications‎

Thèmes de recherche

  • Linguistique de terrain
  • Analyse grammaticale
  • Langue bwilim (langue appartenant au groupe tula-waja)

Cursus Universitaire

  • Depuis 2020 : Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris ‎‎(PhD in view)‎
  • 2016 - 2018 ‎: University of Ibadan, Oyo State, M.A. Linguistics
  • 2009 - 2013 ‎: Delta State University, Abraka, B.A. (Honours) Linguistics
  • 2003 - 2008 ‎: Superb Status Secondary School, Utagba Uno, Delta State, ‎‎(NECO)‎

Expérience professionnelle

  • 2018‎ : Alignment, transcription and translation of the a 500-thousand-‎word Nigerian Pidgin corpus (NaijaSyncor) using Praat and ‎Elan softwares ( https://ifra-nigeria.org/ongoing-research-‎programs/naijasyncor )‎
  • 2018-2020‎ : Syntactic annotation of the a 500-thousand-word Nigerian Pidgin ‎corpus (NaijaSyncor) using Arborator, a syntactic annotation ‎tool ( https://arborator.ilpga.fr/ )
  • 2019‎ : Translation of the Child Rights Act, 2003 to Nigerian Pidgin
  • 2019-2020‎ : Elicitation, sorting, annotating and making of dictionary in ‎Nigeria pidgin (Naijionary). The work is presently ongoing. ‎https://naija.elizia.net/index.php?title=main_Page
  • Depuis 2020 : Grammatical analysis and documentation of Dijim (Bwilim)

Recherche sur le terrain

  • ‎01/08 - 20/08 (2018)‎ : Obiaruku, Delta State (collection of a two-hour audio recording ‎of Ukwuani language for the description of Ukwunai Tonal ‎Grammar)
  • 26/09 - 16/10 (2020)‎ : Cham, Balanga/Lamurde Local Governements, Gombe and ‎Adamawa States, Nigeria (gathering of data for the ‎grammatical description of Dijim (Bwilim))‎
  • ‎1/08 - 1/11 (2021)‎ : Ibadan, Oyo State (gathering of data for the grammatical ‎description of Dijim (Bwilim))‎

Participation aux Workshops

  • 2017‎ : Computer Assisted Corpus Annotation workshop. Institut ‎Francias de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA-Nigeria) ‎
  • 2018‎ : Interaction between prosody and information structure, ‎dependency syntax annotation
  • 2019‎ : Masterclass on Corpus Annotation. Institut Francias de Recherche ‎en Afrique (IFRA-Nigeria)
  • 2019‎ : Natural Language Processing Workshop. Institut Francias de ‎Recherche en Afrique (IFRA-Nigeria)‎
  • 2019‎ : Natural Language Processing Summer School. Organised by ‎ARCIS in collaboration with Nanterre University, Paris
  • 2019‎ : Methodology Workshop; Researching Together. Organised by ‎Department of History, University of Ibadan in collaboration with ‎Institute of African Studies, University of Leipzig

Participation à des écoles d'été

  • 2021‎ : Catching language data (21st to 25th of June, 2021), organised by ‎the University of Bologna (LILEC)
  • 2022‎ : Summer School in Languages and Linguistics, University of ‎Leiden, Netherlands

Conférences, colloques et séminaires

  • 2017‎ : The Internal Structure of Ewulu Words”. Arts and ‎Humanities Conference, Delta State University, Abraka (in ‎collaboration with Don Utulu)
  • 2019‎ : Serial Verb Construction in Naija. International Naija ‎Symposium (in collaboration with Caron, B, Onwuegbuzia, E; ‎and Tella, S)
  • 2019‎ : Ukwuani Tones? A talk presented in University of Ibadan ‎Phonology PhOrum
  • 2022‎ : Migrating Toolbox data to Flex: the case of Dijim. A ‎demonstration in LLACAN/LACITO doctoral seminar, Paris
  • 2022‎ : Morphological classes and genders in Dijim. 52nd Colloquium ‎on African Languages and Linguistics (CALL), Leiden, ‎Netherlands ( https://llacan.cnrs.fr/AdaGram/talks.html )

Publications

  • Utulu, Don C. and Ajede Chika K. (2017). The Internal Structure of Ewulu Words. In ‎Abraka Humanities Review: Journal of the Faculty of Arts, vol. 9, p 20-41. Nigeria: Delta ‎State University, Abraka
  • Okumo, F, & Ajede, C.K. (2021). The eliding vowels in Ukwuani. Otukpa Faculty Journal ‎of Humanities and Social Sciences, Federal University, 2 (1). Nigeria: Bayelsa State