R.M. (Rebecca) Voll

Position:
  • PhD Student
Expertise:
  • African languages


Telephone number:  
E-Mail: r.m.voll@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics, LUCL diversen
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
van Wijkplaats 4
2311 BX Leiden
Room number 2.04a
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2125
E-Mail: r.m.voll@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics, LUCL diversen
Office Address: GEEN VERZENDING, IN- OF EXTERN




Fields of interest

  • Language description
  • Linguistic typology
  • Phonology
  • African languages (especially Niger-Congo and Khoisan)
  • Contact languages (Pidgins and Creole languages, especially Afrikaans, Cameroonian Pidgin and Saramaccan)

Research

I am writing a descriptive grammar of Mundabli, a Yemne-Kimbi (formerly known as Western-Beboid, Southern Bantoid, Niger-Congo) variety with less than 500 speakers, spoken in the village Mundabli in Lower Fungom (Northwest Province), Cameroon. My supervisors are Maarten Mous (LUCL) and Jeff Good (SUNY, Buffalo).

Curriculum vitae

2007-present:
PhD-student, LUCL

2008-2012:
9 months fieldwork, Cameroon

2002-2003:
ERASMUS scholarship, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London (England)

2000-2007:
MPhil Linguistics (major), African studies (minor) and Logic and theory of science (minor), University of Leipzig

2005:
DAAD language scholarship Swahili,  Institute of Kiswahili and Foreign Languages, Zanzibar

2004-2005:
6 months fieldwork, South Africa

2003-2006:
Student research assistant,  Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (Berlin); DFG project ‘The Expression of Focus in Southern African Languages’

2001-2003:
Student research assistant, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig) (e.g., data gathering for WALS and research on Pidgin and Creole languages)

2001:
Internship at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (research on Saramaccan)

1998-2000:
Biology, University of Regensburg

1997:
Volunteer work at St Joseph's High School in Döbra, Namibia

Key publications

  • Voll, Rebecca (2008). Review of 'Jaqueline Leroy: Le Mankon. Langue bantoue des Grassfields (Province Nord-Ouest du Cameroun)'. JALL 30–1
  • Voll, Rebecca (2012). Tonal Variation in the Tense System of Mundabli, Western Beboid (Bantoid, Cameroon). In Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of African Linguistics. Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.
  • Good, Jeff, Jesse Lovegren, Jean Patrick Mve, Carine Nganguep Tchiemouo, Rebecca Voll, and Pierpaolo Di Carlo (2012). 'The languages of the Lower Fungom region of Cameroon: Grammatical overview'. Africana Linguistica. (peer-reviewed)
  • Voll, Rebecca (in press). 'Grammaticalization of Body parts in Mundabli'. To appear in Proceedings of Body parts in Language Conference 2011. (peer-reviewed)
  • Lovegren, Jesse and Rebecca Voll (under review). Chapter in Relative clauses in Cameroonian languages. Grollemund et al. (eds.)

Last Modified: 11-12-2015