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Dr K Anipa, Senior Lecturer

Dr Kormi AnipaContact Details
Phone: 01334 462965
Office: Quad 35

Full research profile

Module surgery hours
On research leave in Semester 1, 2016/17

Research and Teaching

Dr K. Anipa is from Ghana, West Africa, where he was born and grew up. He achieved a First Class Joint BA Honours degree in French and Spanish, at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana (1992). After a one-year Teaching Assistantship in Spanish there, he was offered a set of scholarships by the University of Cambridge for doctoral research, in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages (MML). He arrived in Cambridge (in 1993) and received his PhD (in 1998). He worked briefly as Teaching Fellow in Spanish (1999), at Lancaster University, followed by a year as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in French (1999-2000), at the University of St Andrews (working on 16th-17th-century French), before his lectureship post, in the Department of Spanish, at the same university; he is currently Senior Lecturer. His research interests are in the fields of Historical Sociolinguistics (variation in 16th-17th-century Castilian, English and French), variation theory and methodology, and the history of linguistic thought and grammatical tradition in Renaissance Spain, England and France. These interests relate to the linguistics part of his teaching, as he taught, for many years, aspects of General Linguistics at undergraduate and graduate levels: Phonetics, Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Sociolinguistics Methodologies, and Language Contact. He currently teaches a couple of linguistics-orientated Honours modules on Castilian: ‘History of the Spanish Language’ and ‘Linguistic Study of the Spanish Language’. The bulk of his current teaching (language and Spanish Golden-Age literature) is, however, largely divorced from his speciality and research interests. He welcomes PhD research proposals on Castilian, English or French, in the following areas: present-day Sociolinguistics-Psycholinguistics (variation in language usage, linguistic behaviours and attitudes) and Historical Sociolinguistics (including Renaissance/Early-Modern grammarians) of the history of any of these three languages.

PhD Supervision

Nadih Alghamdi,  Maram Alluhaybi, Erin Carrie, Robert Rezetko