UMR 8135 CNRS - INaLCO

Nlabephee Kefas OTHANIEL

Reasearch Assistant, Discourse Reporting in African Storytelling.
A project funded by European Research Council hosted in CNRS at le laboratoire LLACAN.

Education and Qualifications

Work Experience

Skills and Achievement

Research Interests

Publications

Education

  • 2017 – 2019: M.A Language Documentation and Description, Theological College of Northern Nigeria Bukuru.
  • 2013 – 2017: B.A Linguistics and Translation, Theological College of Northern Nigeria Bukuru.
  • 2006 – 2009: National Certificate in Education (Mathematics and Chemistry), College of Education Jalingo.

Work Experience

  • April 2020 – Present: Reasearch Assistant; Discourse Reporting in African Storytelling. A project funded by European Research Council hosted in CNRS at le laboratoire Langage, Langues et Cultures d'Afrique (LLACAN).
  • September 2018 – October 2020: Language Programmes Manager, Initiative for the Translation and Development of African Languages (ITDAL).
  • August 2019 – October 2020: Graduate Assistant; Linguistics and Translation Department, Theological College of Northern Nigeria.
  • 2010 – 2013: Literacy Coordinator, Jenjo Language Development Project

Skills and Achievement

  • Computer literate, and keeping up with modern technology and social media. Conversant with Linguistics and Language Development software such as; ELAN, Fieldworks Language Explorer, Phonology Assistant, Wesay, Saymore, Dekereke, Speech analyzer, PRAAT and FPlot.
  • Management skills

Research Interests

  • Language Documentation
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Morphosyntax
  • Discourse Analysis

Publications

  • Norton, Russell and Nlabephee Kefas Othaniel. “Ten Alphabets from One: A Phonological Comparative Study of Jen Language Cluster.” Jos Linguistic Circle. Jos, 19 October 2017.
  • “The Jen language cluster: A comparative analysis of wordlists.” Languages in Africa 1(3) (2020): 17 - 99. Doi: 10.37892/2686-8946-2020-1-3-17-99.
  • Othaniel, Nlabephee Kefas. “A Phonological Comparative Study of the Jen Language Cluster.” TCNN B.A Thesis. Jos, August 2017.
  • “Documenting Endangered Aspects of Culture for Combacting Language Attrition: A Case study of Dza Mat Project.” Jos Linguistics Circle. Jos, 24 October 2018.
  • “Jenjo Grammar Write Up.” Unpublished, 30 April 2016.
  • Jenjo Phonology Write-up. Unpublished. May 2016.
  • “Verbal Morphosyntax of Dza, an Adamawa Language of Taraba State.” TCNN M.A Thesis. September 2020.
  • “Voiceless Approximants in Jenjo.” Jos Linguistic Circle. Jos, 23 November 2016