SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Ebany Dohle

MA (University of Glasgow) MA (SOAS)
  • Research


Ebany Dohle
Ebany Dohle
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Thesis title:
NĂ¡huat-Pipil: The Encoding of Ecological Knowledge in Semantic and Lexical Categorisation Systems
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Ebany is currently completing a PhD in field-linguistics at SOAS, University of London and is researching the lexical and semantic categorization of plants in the Nahuat-Pipil language of El Salvador. She is also involved with interdisciplinary documentation projects such as Plants.Animals.Words. and Language Landscape as well as having been part of the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) team as an archive assistant and deposit curator between 2012-2014.


  • Roaming Team participant, “Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change”, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, British Museum Department of Africa, Oceania and America, London, UK, May 2016
  • Participant of British Council Researcher Links workshop, “Documenting and Preserving Indigenous Languages: Principles, practices and tools” – Mahidol University, Bangkok, February 2015
  • Co-organizer of Plants. Animals. Words. (PAW) – University of Kent, October 2014
  • Co-organizer of 1st Linguistics Research Student Conference (LRSC) – SOAS, May 2014
  • Co-organizer of Plants. Animals. Words. (PAW) and interdisciplinary workshop to facilitate the exchange of information, experiences and skills of field workers of various disciplines – SOAS, September 2013
  • Co-organizer of AHRC funded Multilingualism Week – SOAS, July 2013
  • Participant of AHRC Skills Development Scheme – Skills development for languages research and teaching in a multilingual world – SOAS, 2012-2013
  • Participant of 4th International 3L Summer School hosted by the 3L (London, Leiden and Lyon) Consortium: “Endangered Languages – From Documentation to Revitalization” – Universitee Lumiere-Lyon 2, July 2012

PhD Presentations

  • “Language Landscape: An innovative tool for documenting and analysing language use & linguistic landscapes”, Paesaggio Linguistico della Migrazione: Un Percorso tra Lingue, Teorie e Modelli, Workshop Internazionale, EDiSo, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy, October 2016
  • “Las Categorías del Náhuat-Pipil”, Universidad Tecnológica, San Salvador, El Salvador, February 2016
  • “Las Categorías del Náhuat-Pipil”, Alianza Francesa, San Salvador, El Salvador, February 2016
  • “A documentation and lexical expansion of El Salvador’s Nahua-Pipil application of ethnobotanical and environmental knowledge”, SOAS – University of London, London, England, December 2014
  • “The Sociolinguistics of Endangered Languages and Community-led research”, Plants. Animals. Words. Workshop at University of Kent, Canterbury, February 2014
  • “Language Landscape: Supporting community-led language documentation” Endangered Languages of Europe 2013 Conference, Minde, Portugal, October 2013
  • “Language Landscape: A model for community-led documentation”, University of Bangor, Bangor, Wales, August 2013



  • Linguistics
  • Semantics
  • Lexical categorization
  • Field Linguistics
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Language Mapping
  • Nahuat-Pipil