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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Dr Seraphin Kamdem

PhD

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Seraphin Kamden
Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Senior Teaching Fellow

Name:
Dr Seraphin Kamdem
Email address:
Telephone:
02078984258
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
376

Biography

Dr Seraphin Kamdem studied at the University of Yaounde, Cameroon; University of East Anglia, Norwich, England; University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA; and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, U.K.

He holds a PhD from SOAS. His doctoral thesis focused on African languages and education, investigating multilingual adult literacy in the rural areas of Cameroon, in Africa. His initial research into adult literacy as a psycholinguistic skill and an educational activity expanded into investigating issues of social status and identities of adult learners, grassroots agency and institutional development, local ownership and community response, all mediated through literacy as an endogenous and community-based enterprise.

His research interests are in the following areas: Sociolinguistics, African languages and cultures, Applied Linguistics, Grassfields Bantu languages, Ghomálá’ (Grassfields Bantu), Bilingualism and Multilingualism, Language pedagogy, Adult literacy in African languages, Production of didactic materials in African languages, Education in Africa

Dr Kamdem is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London.

Teaching

Research

Dr Kamdem's  research interests are in the following areas: 

Sociolinguistics, African languages and cultures, Applied Linguistics, Grassfields Bantu languages, Ghomálá’ (Grassfields Bantu), Bilingualism and Multilingualism, Language pedagogy, Adult literacy in African languages, Production of didactic materials in African languages, Education in Africa

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