SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Kirsty Rowan

MA, PhD (London), PGCILT (HE), FHEA
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Publications

Overview

Teaching

Courses Taught
Programmes Convened
  • BA Linguistics 2008-2012
Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Phonology
  • Current Issues in Phonology

Previous Courses Taught:

2011-2012 

  • Introduction to Phonology (BA)
  • Current Issues in Phonology (BA)

2010-2011 

  • Introduction to Phonology (BA, term 2)
  • Intermediate Phonology (BA)
  • Phonology (MA)
  • Advanced Phonology (MA)

2009-2010 

  • Introduction to Phonology (BA, term 2)
  • Intermediate Phonology (BA)
  • Phonology (MA)
  • Advanced Phonology (MA)

2008-2009 

  • General Linguistics (BA, term 1)
  • Introduction to Phonology (BA, term 2)
  • Phonology and Morphology (MA, term 2)
  • Intermediate Phonology (BA)

2007-2008 

  • General Linguistics (BA, term 1)
  • Introduction to Phonology (BA, term 2)
  • Intermediate Phonology (BA)
  • Phonology and Morphology (MA, term 2)

2006-2007

  •  General Linguistics (BA)

Research

My research interests are the comparative and typological analysis of Meroitic and Ancient Egyptian phonology. A British Academy funded project on the use of language in claims of demon possession and the role of language in religion. I am also involved in the Nubian Languages and Cultures Project which is documenting and describing principally the Nobiin Nubian language. I have conducted fieldwork in Sudan on endangered language documentation and development of teaching materials for revitalisation efforts. I am further interested in the role of iconicity in phonology within the framework of Cognitive Linguistics.

Publications

Articles

Rowan, Kirsty (2017) 'Flooded lands, forgotten voices: Safeguarding the indigenous languages and intangible heritage of the Nubian Nile valley'. International Journal of Intangible Heritage, (12), pp 175-187.

Rowan, Kirsty (2016) '"Who are you in this body?" Identifying demons and the path to deliverance in a London Pentecostal church'. Language in Society. [Inpress]

Rowan, Kirsty and Dwyer, Karen (2015) 'Demonic possession and deliverance in the diaspora: Phenomenological descriptions from Pentecostal deliverees'. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, (18) 6, pp 440-455.

Rowan, Kirsty (2015) 'The Meroitic Initial a Sign as Griffith's Initial Aleph'. Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, (142) 1, pp 70-84.

Rowan, Kirsty (2011) 'Meroitic Consonant and Vowel Patterning'. Lingua Aegyptia, (19), pp 115-124.

Rowan, Kirsty (2009) 'Revising the Sound Value of Meroitic D: A Phonological Approach'. Beitrage zur Sudanforschung, (10).

Rowan, Kirsty (2006) 'A phonological investigation into the Meroitic ‘syllable’ signs – ne and se and their implications on the e sign'. Beitrage zur Sudanforschung, (9).

Rowan, Kirsty (2006) 'Meroitic - an Afroasiatic language?'. SOAS Working Papers in Linguistics, (14), pp 169-206.

Edited Books or Journals

Belkadi, Aicha and Chatsiou, Kakia and Rowan, Kirsty, (eds.), (2014) Proceedings of Conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 4.. London: hrelp eprints.

Book Chapters

Rowan, Kirsty (2013) 'Antigeminaton as Morphosemantic Integrity in Arabic Dialects'. Ingham of Arabia: A collection of articles presented as a tribute to the career of Bruce Ingham. Leiden: Brill, pp 216-232.

Thesis

Rowan, Kirsty (2006) Meroitic: A Phonological Investigation. PhD thesis. SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies). [Unpublished]

 

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