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Department of Linguistics

Professor Friederike Lüpke

MA (Köln), PhD (Nijmegen)

Overview

Friederike Lüpke
Department of Linguistics

Professor in Language Documentation and Description

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Member

Name:
Professor Friederike Lüpke
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7898 4581
Building:
21/22 Russell Square
Office No:
T404
Office Hours:
By pre-arranged appointment
On Sabbatical:
Term 1 2013/14
Curriculum Vitae:
Friederike Lüpke's Curriculum Vitae (binary; 522kb)

Biography

Friederike Lüpke studied General and African Linguistics at the University of Cologne and at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris. For her Ph.D. dissertation project at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen, she conducted extensive fieldwork on Jalonke, an endangered variety of Yalunka spoken in Guinea. She came to SOAS in 2003 as a PostDoctoral Fellow. Currently, she is working on the Baïnounk language cluster in Senegal.

Teaching

PhD Students supervised

Friederike Lüpke is currently on research leave and is not teaching.

Research

Friederike Lüpke’s research interests include verbal argument structure, Atlantic and Mande linguistics, with a focus on syntactic and semantic typology, the influence of cognition, culture and contact on language, and the use of non-Roman scripts for the writing of West African languages. Since 2008, she has expanded her research focus to include (nominal) classification systems, in particular in the Baïnounk language cluster of Senegal. She is leading an interdisciplinary documentation project on these languages, the DoBeS-funded project ‘Pots, plants, and people – a documentation of Baïnounk knowledge systems’. With Serge Sagna (University of Manchester), Rachel Watson and Alexander Cobbinah, she is collaborating in the research group ‘Crossroads on language contact and multilingualism in Casamance’. Other longstanding interests lie in data collection methods for language documentation and in linking sociolinguistics to language documentation in order to gain a better understanding of situations of language endangerment and language vitality, and to be able to build representative corpora of language use. These interests find expression in new collaborative research she will lead from 2014, in the Leverhulme Research Leadership award project ‘Crossroads - investigating the unexplored side of multilingualism’.

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Africa
Country Expertise
  • Guinea
  • Mali
  • Senegal
Languages
  • German

Publications

Authored Books

Lüpke, Friederike and Storch, Anne (2013) Repertoires and choices in African languages. Boston; Berlin: de Gruyter. (Language Contact and Bilingualism)

Edited Books

Lüpke, Friederike and Chambers, Mary, eds. (2010) Journal of Language Contact. THEMA Series, Number 3. (Multilingualism and language contact in West Africa: towards a holistic perspective). Brill.

Book Chapters

Cobbinah, Alexander and Lüpke, Friederike (2014) 'When number meets classification: the linguistic expression of number in Baïnounk languages.' In: Storch, Anne and Dimmendaal, Gerrit J., (eds.), Number - constructions and semantics. Case studies from Africa, Amazonia, India and Oceania. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 199-220.

Cobbinah, Alexander and Lüpke, Friederike (2012) 'Not cut to fit - zero-coded passives in African languages.' In: Brenzinger, Matthias and Fehn, Anna-Maria, (eds.), Proceeedings of the 6th World Congress in African Linguistics, Cologne 2009. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe, pp. 153-165.

Lüpke, Friederike (2011) 'Orthography development.' In: Austin, Peter and Sallabank, Julia, (eds.), Handbook of endangered languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 312-336.

Lüpke, Friederike (2011) 'Data collection methods for field-based language documentation.' In: Austin, Peter K. and McGill, Stuart, (eds.), Endangered languages. London: Routledge. (Critical concepts in linguistics)

Luepke, Friederike (2009) 'Jalonke.' In: Dimmendaal, Gerrit J., (ed.), Coding participant marking. Construction types in twelve African languages. Amsterdam; Phildadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 173-214.

Jaggar, Phil and Luepke, Friederike (2008) 'North and West African languages.' In: Austin, Peter, (ed.), 1000 languages. The worldwide history of living and lost tongues. London: Thames & Hudson, pp. 60-85.

Lüpke, Friederike (2006) 'Guinea - language situation.' In: Encyclopaedia of Languages and Linguistics. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 170-171.

Articles

Lüpke, Friederike (2010) 'Language and identity in flux: in search of Baïnouk.' Journal of Language Contact, THEMA (3). pp. 155-174.

Lüpke, Friederike (2010) 'Multilingualism and language contact in West Africa: towards a holistic perspective.' Journal of Language Contact, THEMA (3). pp. 1-12.

Lüpke, Friederike (2010) 'Research methods in language documentation.' Language Documentation and Description, 7 . pp. 55-104.

Lüpke, Friederike (2010) 'Rare and endangered - languages or features? An African perspective.' Journal of West African Languages, XXXVII . pp. 119-139.

Lüpke, Friederike (2009) 'At the margin - African endangered languages in the context of global endangerment discourses.' African Research and Documentation (109). pp. 15-41.

Lüpke, Friederike (2009) 'Data collection methods for field-based language documentation.' Language Documentation and Description, 6 . pp. 53-100.

Lüpke, Friederike (2007) 'Smash it again, Sam! Verbs of Cutting and Breaking in Jalonke.' Cognitive Linguistics, 18 (2). pp. 251-61.

Bohnemeyer, Jürgen and Enfield, Nicholas J. and Essegbey, James and Ibarretxe-Antuñano, Iraide and Kita, Sotaro and Lüpke, Friederike and Ameka, Felix K. (2007) 'Principles of event segmentation in language: the case of motion events.' Language, 83 (3). pp. 495-532.

Lüpke, Friederike (2007) 'It's a Split, but Is It Unaccusativity?: Two Classes of Intransitive Verbs in Jalonke.' Studies in Language, 31 (3). pp. 525-568.

Lüpke, Friederike (2007) 'On Giving, Receiving, Affecting and Benefitting in Jalonke.' Linguistics, 45 (3). pp. 539-76.

Lüpke, Friederike (2007) 'Vanishing Voice - the Morphologically Zero-Coded Passive of Jalonke.' Linguistische Berichte, 14 . pp. 173-90.

Lüpke, Friederike (2006) 'Small is beautiful - the contribution of small field-based corpora to different linguistic disciplines.' Language Documentation and Description, 3 . pp. 75-105.

Lüpke, Friederike (2004) 'Language planning in West Africa - who writes the script?' Language Documentation and Description, 2 . pp. 90-107.

Book Reviews

Lüpke, Friederike (2012) 'Voices of our genes? A review of Mark Pagel's book "Wired for culture".' Times Literary Supplement .

Theses

Lüpke, Friederike (2005) A grammar of Jalonke argument structure. PhD thesis. Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.

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