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Maarten Kossmann

Professor of Berber Studies

Name
Prof.dr. M.G. Kossmann
Telephone
+31 71 527 2649
E-mail
m.g.kossmann@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Fields of interest

  • Berber studies
  • Contact linguistics
  • Languages in and around the Sahara (Maghrib, Sahel)

Research

  • Language contact in Northern Africa and the Sahel zone, esp. involving Berber
  • Historical and typological comparison of Berber languages
  • Descriptive linguistics (esp. Berber and Songhay)
  • Berber oral literature

Teaching activiteis

  • General linguistics courses on phonetics, stylistics, language and history, language contact
  • Courses on African and north-African languages and linguistics

Curriculum Vitae

1994 PhD defense at Leiden University
1994-2009 various Post-Doc positions at Leiden University
Since 2003 (since 2012 full-time) University Teacher at Leiden University
Since 2017 Professor of Berber studies

Key publications

2013. The Arabic Influence on Northern Berber. Leiden & Boston: E.J. Brill, 461 p.

2011. A Grammar of Ayer Tuareg (Niger). Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 188 p.

2010. Parallel System Borrowing: Parallel morphological systems due to the borrowing of paradigms, Diachronica, 27/3, p. 459-487.

2000. A Study of Eastern Moroccan Fairy Tales. Folklore Fellows’ Communications, No. 274. Helsinki: Academia Scientiarum Fennica, 152 p.

1999. Essai sur la phonologie historique du berbère, Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 316 p.

1997. Grammaire du parler berbère de Figuig (Maroc oriental), Paris-Louvain: Peeters, 554 p.

Professor of Berber Studies

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL T&C van Afrika

Work address

P.N. van Eyckhof 3
2311 BV Leiden
Room number 2.05a

Contact

University Lecturer

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL T&C van Afrika

Work address

P.N. van Eyckhof 3
2311 BV Leiden
Room number 2.05a

Contact

Publications

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