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Doris Löhr

Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence


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Doris Löhr holds a PhD in African Linguistics from Goethe-University Frankfurt.

Currently she works as academic coordinator of the unit Internationalisation & Public Engagement within the 'Africa Multiple' Cluster of Excellence at University of Bayreuth. In 2012 she became the academic coordinator and managing director of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies for the project “Future Africa - Visions in Time” (funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF), a position she held for six years.

After she had received her Master degree (Magister in African Languages and Cultures, Social Anthropology, and Education Sciences) from Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, she worked at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies for two years as a lecturer.

During her doctoral studies within the framework of the DFG-funded interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Centre SFB 268 ’History of Culture and Language in the Natural Environment of the West African Savannah‘, at Goethe-University Frankfurt, she undertook multifaceted linguistic field research in North-Eastern Nigeria and completed a grammatical description of the formerly undocumented Malgwa language (Afroasiatic language phylum, Chadic language family).

Subsequently she held the position as a lecturer and postdoctoral staff at the Institute of African Studies at Leipzig University for five years before she joined a DFG funded joint project of the Department of Asia-Africa Studies at University of Hamburg together with the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, as postdoctoral research fellow for three years. Within the general topic ’A study of Old Kanembu in Early West African Qur’anic manuscripts and Islamic recitations (Tarjumo) in the light of Kanuri-Kanembu dialects spoken around Lake Chad‘, she focussed on a linguistic description of the Kanembu varieties spoken in Nigeria, Niger and Chad.

During the last five years Doris Löhr has participated in regular advanced trainings for science managers, organised by the Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement at University of Speyer, in the areas of leadership, coordination, quality management and crossmedial science communication.

Currently, she serves as a board member of African Studies Association Germany (VAD) and as chairperson of CrossArea Verband für Transregionale Studien, Vergleichende Area Studies und Global Studies e.V. She is also founding member of the Fachverband Afrikanistik, a member of the Society for Endangered Languages and associated member of the Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Afrikaforschung, Goethe-University.

Doris Löhr

Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence


Research Interest

Regional:

  • West Africa
  •      Lake Chad region (Nigeria, Niger, Chad)

Thematic:

  • Areal linguistics (language and migration, language contact), Endangered languages
  • Chadic (Afroasiatic) and Kanuri/Kanembu (Nilosaharan) grammars
  • The use of African languages in the social media

Recent Papers:

  • Vorstellung und Launch der Lern– und Ressourcenplattform zukunft-afrika.de zusammen mit Jennifer Scheffler, Lehrstuhl für Schulpädagogik, Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth, 16.5.2019  https://www.plura.uni-bayreuth.de/de/index.html, http://www.bayreuth-academy.uni-bayreuth.de/resources/PluraEinladungPDFVersion160519.pdf
  • “The use of African languages in the social media and their impact on socio-cultural trends and developments”, paper at the Workshop “Future Africa – Visions in Time”, organised by the Bayreuth Academy and Centro de Estudos Afro-Orientais (CEAO), Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador de Bahia, 25-26.4.2019.
  • ”Current African Studies in Germany: How can Prospective Africanists be Prepared to Encounter and Study “Africa Multiple”?”, paper at the Joint Conference Seoul/ Hankuk IAS-HUFS and IAS- Universität Bayreuth, “African Studies: 'The Different and The Similar- Africa in an Ever-changing, Multi-faceted and Multi-layered World”, South Korea, 25.-28.10.2018.
  • “Networking in African Studies“, paper at the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) Second Biennial Conference, “African Studies and Global Politics”,  IAS University of Ghana, Accra, 12-14.10.2017.
  • „Going to the past – coming from the future ? - Temporal constructions in Malgwa (Central Chadic)“, 8th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages Conference (BICCL), Universität Bayreuth. 05.02.2016.
Doris Löhr

Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence


Publications

2017

Löhr, Doris; Rothmaler, Eva
Grammaticalized verbal forms in Kanuri/Kanembu
Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of African Linguistics, Buea, 17-21 August 2012. Volume 2
Mankon, Bamenda : Langaa Research & Publishing, 2017. - page 564-591

2012

Bondarev, Dmitry; Löhr, Doris
Die Kanuri/Kanembu-Manuskriptkultur = The Kanuri/Kanembu manuscript culture
in Manuscript Cultures : Newsletter volume 4 (2012) . - page 61-67
http://epub.sub.uni-hamburg.de/epub/volltexte/2015 ...

2011

Löhr, Doris
Bə́lantə́ zə́la átə yáwe "sending an eagle up to water" : Multiword expressions in Malgwa ...
Topics in Chadic Linguistics. Teil VI. Comparative and Descriptive Studies. Papers from the 5th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages. Leipzig, June 10-13, 2009.
Köln : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2011. - page 131-143 . - (Chadic Linguistics; 7)

Bondarev, Dmitry; Jaggar, Philip J.; Löhr, Doris; Tijani, Abba Isa
Differential subject marking in Kanuri : agentivity, pragmatics, and split-intransitive
Kanuri, Borno and Beyond : current studies on the Lake Chad Region
Köln : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2011. - page 27-57 . - (Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies; 22)

Löhr, Doris; Rothmaler, Eva; Ziegelmeyer, Georg
Introduction
Kanuri, Borno and Beyond : Current Studies in the Lake Chad Region
Köln : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2011 (Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies; 22)

2011

Löhr, Doris; Rothmaler, Eva; Ziegelmeyer, Georg
Kanuri, Borno and Beyond : Current Studies in the Lake Chad Region
Köln : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2011. - VIII, 208 page . - (Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies; 22)

2011

Topics in Chadic Linguistics. Teil VI. Comparative and Descriptive Studies. Papers from the 5th ...
publ: Löhr, Doris; Awagana, Ari
Köln : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2011. - 202 page . - (Chadic Linguistics; 7)

2010

Löhr, Doris
Coding temporal subordination in Malgwa
Aspects of co- and subordination : case Studies from African, Slavonic, and Turkic Languages.
Köln : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2010. - page 101-117 . - (Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies; 18)

2009

Löhr, Doris
Lake Chad and the migratory routes to Borno : a linguistic trail?
Migration et mobilité dans le bassin du lac Tchad : Actes du XIIIe colloque international du Réseau Méga-Tchad, Maroua, 31 octobre-3 novembre 2005
Marseille : IRD Éditions, 2009. - page 665-681 . - (Colloques et séminaires)

Awagana, Ari; Löhr, Doris
Loanwords in Hausa : Results from the Loanword typology project
Topics in Chadic Linguistics. Band V. Papers from the 4th Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Bayreuth, October 30-31 2007
Köln : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2009. - page 37-49 . - (Chadic Linguistics; 6)

Löhr, Doris; Wolff, H. Ekkehard; Awagana, Ari
Loanwords in Kanuri, a Saharan language
Loanwords in the World's Languages : A Comparative Handbook
Berlin : de Gruyter Mouton, 2009. - page 166-190

Löhr, Doris
Reduction of dialectal features in Kanuri as outcome of language contact
When Languages Meet : Language Contact and Change in West Africa
Köln : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2009. - page 23-41 . - (Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies; 13)
https://www.koeppe.de/titel_when-languages-meet

2008

Löhr, Doris; Wolff, H. Ekkehard
Convergence in Saharan and Chadic Tense-Aspect-Systems
in Afrika und Übersee volume 88 (2008) issue 1/2. - page 265-299

Löhr, Doris
Revisiting the aspectual domain in Malgwa (Central Chadic)
Semito-Hamitic Festschrift for A.B. Dolgopolsky & H. Jungraithmayr.
Berlin : Reimer Verlag, 2008. - page 173-185 . - (Sprache und Oralität in Afrika; 24)

2007

Löhr, Doris
reviewed by: Frajzyngier, Zygmunt ; Johnston, Eric: A Grammar of Mina. Berlin, 2005
in Journal of African Languages and Linguistics volume 28 (2007) issue 2. - page 236-238
https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/jall.2007. ...
reviewed: Frajzyngier, Zygmunt ; Johnston, Eric: A Grammar of Mina. Berlin, 2005

Löhr, Doris
Nigerian Kanuri (Sub-)Dialects Reconsidered : a Corpus-based Approach
Advances in Nilo-Saharan Linguistics : Proceedings of 8th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium, University of Hamburg, Aug. 22-25, 2001
Köln : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2007. - page 165-182 . - (Nilo-Saharan; 22)

Löhr, Doris
Predication focus in Malgwa
Topics in Chadic Linguistics. Band IV. Comparative and Descriptive Studies : Papers from the 3rd Biennial International Colloquium on the Chadic Languages, Villejuif, November 24-25, 2005
Köln : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2007. - page 87-101 . - (Chadic Linguistics; 5)

2006

Löhr, Doris; Wolff, H. Ekkehard
Encoding Focus in Verbal Morphology : Predication Focus and the "Kanuri Focus Shift"
Papers on Information Structure in African Languages
Berlin : ZAS, 2006. - page 185-209 . - (ZAS Papers in Linguistics; 46)
http://publikationen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/files/310 ...

2004

Mensch und Natur in Westafrika : Ergebnisse aus dem Sonderforschungsbereich 268 "Kulturentwickl ...
publ: Löhr, Doris; Albert, Klaus-Dieter; Neumann, Katharina
Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, 2004. - 537 page

Löhr, Doris; Jungraithmayr, Herrmann; Leger, Rudolf
See und Sand – der Tschadsee in Nordost-Nigeria und der Sahel Burkina Fasos. 1. "Westwärts weht ...
Mensch und Natur in Westafrika : Ergebnisse aus dem Sonderforschungsbereich 268 "Kulturentwicklung und Sprachgeschichte im Naturraum Westafrikanische Savanne"
Weinheim : Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2004. - page 169-195
doi:10.1002/3527605754 ...

Ibriszimow, Dymitr; Löhr, Doris
Types, patterns and kinds of lexical distribution and their correlation
Tesserae of Borno : in memory of William Seidensticker (1938-1996)
Köln : Köppe, 2004. - page 26-50 . - (Frankfuter afrikanistische Blätter; 16)

2003

Löhr, Doris
reviewed by: Awagana, Elhadji Ari: Grammatik des Buduma. Münster, 2001
in Afrika und Übersee volume 86 (2003) issue 1. - page 267-274
reviewed: Awagana, Elhadji Ari: Grammatik des Buduma. Münster, 2001

Löhr, Doris
Locative-directional verbal extensions and related prepositions in Malgwa
Actes du 3e Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Africaine, Lomé 2000
Köln : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2003. - page 189-206

2002

Löhr, Doris
The Malgwa in Maiduguri
From Bulamari to Yerwa to Metropolitan Maiduguri : Interdisciplinary Studies on the Capital of Borno
Köln : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2002. - page 127-143 . - (Westafrikanische Studien; 24)

2002

Löhr, Doris
Die Sprache der Malgwa (Nárá Málgwa) : Grammatische Erstbeschreibung einer zentraltschadischen ...
Frankfurt : Peter Lang, 2002. - 336 page . - (Schriften zur Afrikanistik; 6)
https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/37377?rskey ...

2001

Ibriszimow, Dymitr; Kawka, Rupert; Löhr, Doris; Mtaku, Christopher Yusuf; Vogels, Raimund; Waziri, Ibrahim M.
Historical Implications of a Linguistic Environment : Towards a Systemic Approach
Proceedings of the International Symposium 1999
Frankfurt am Main , 2001. - page 179-190 . - (Berichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268 "Kulturentwicklung und Sprachgeschichte im Naturraum Westafrikanische Savanne"; 14)

1997

Löhr, Doris
The development of Kanuri orthography from 1854 until the present
Advances in Kanuri scholarship
Köln : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 1997. - page 77-113 . - (Westafrikanische Studien; 17)

Doris Löhr

Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence


Dr. Doris Loehr
Academic Coordinator / Ressort Internationalisation & Public Engagement in the Cluster of Excellence "Africa Multiple"

Office: Nürnberger Str. 38 ZAPF Gebäude 3, Room 3.3.10

Phone: (+49) 921 / 55-4794
E-mail: Doris.loehr@uni-bayreuth.de

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