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Rebecca GROLLEMUND

Assistant Professor

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grollemundr@missouri.edu

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Teams :   HELAN2  LED-TDR  CLHASS 


  Training and professional background
  Research interests
  Scientific activities
  Fieldwork
  Participation in research projects
  Teaching
  Other international activities
  Main publications and conferences

2016-present: Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri, MO.


2012-2016: Postdoctoral Researcher at Reading University (UK), in Mark Pagel's Evolutionary Biology Group (Mother Tongue Starting Grant 268744 from the European Research Council).


TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND


 

2012: Ph.D in Linguistics, Université Lumière Lyon 2. Title: "Nouvelles approches en classification : Application aux langues bantu du Nord-Ouest", supervisor Jean-Marie Hombert.

 

2006: Master in Linguistics, Université Lumière Lyon 2. Title: "Les Okande du Gabon, locuteurs d'une langue en danger (langue bantu du groupe B30)", supervisor Lolke van der Veen.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS


 

Phonetics and Phonology

 

Historical linguistics

 

African languages: Niger-Congo (including Bantu)

 

Classification

 

Phylogenetic methods

 

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES


 

Map making: design of 52 ethno-linguistic maps for the 52 speech communities living in Gabon

 

Webmaster (with Hadrien Gelas and Jean-Marie Hombert) of the website CLHASS (Contribution de la Linguistique à l'Histoire de l'Afrique Sub-Saharienne): http://www.ddl.cnrs.fr/clhass/

 

Work on Grassfields languages (with Jean-Marie Hombert and Larry Hyman)

 

Conception of a database on plant names of Gabon (based on the book of A. Raponda-Walker « Les plantes utiles du Gabon » (September 2009)

 

Work on data for the projects CLHASS (Contribution de la Linguistique à l'Histoire de l'Afrique Sub-Saharienne) and ALGAB (Atlas Linguistique du GABon)

 

FIELDWORK


 

June-August 2008: Fieldwork in Gabon, data collected for gepinzi (Bantu language, B30)

 

July-August 2007: Fieldwork in Gabon, data collected in Gepinzi (B30) and Galwa (B10) (Bantu languages)

 

July-August 2006: Fieldwork in Gabon, data collected in Simba and Gepinzi (Bantu languages, B30)

 

July-August 2005: Fieldwork in Gabon, data collected in Kande (Bantu languages, B30)

 

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS


 

Member and advisor for the projet "Morphosyntactic variation in Bantu: Typology, contact and change" (Leverhulme Grant) (supervisor Lutz Marten):
http://https://bantuvariation.wordpress.com/

 

Member of the KongoKing project: an interdisciplinary approach to the origins of the Kongo kingdom (supervisor: Koen Bostoen):
http://www.kongoking.org/

 

Member of the Niger-Congo project: Towards Proto-Niger-Congo: Comparison and Reconstruction (supervisor: Valentin Vydrin):
http://llacan.vjf.cnrs.fr/fichiers/nigercongo/

 

Member of the RefLex project (supervisor: Guillaume Segerer):
http://reflex.cnrs.fr/

 

Member of the CLHASS project: Contribution de la Linguistique à l'Histoire de l'Afrique Sub-Saharienne (supervisor: Jean-Marie Hombert):
www.ddl.cnrs.fr/clhass

 

TEACHING


 

2008-2009: Teacher of Literature

 

2006-2007: Teaching Assistant in Linguistics. Lyon 2 University (Lyon, France).
Courses taught: General linguistics and French Linguistics.

 

2006-2007: Teaching Assistant in Linguistics Lyon 2 University (Lyon, France).
Courses taught: General linguistics and French Linguistics.

 

OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES


 

Co-organisation of the workshop "Language diversity and history: new interdisciplinary perspectives" with Annemarie Verkerk (University of Reading) and Simon Branford (University of Reading). The workshop took place in Poland in September 2014, during the 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea "(SLE)". View the call for papers "here"

 

Co-organisation of the workshop "New interdisciplinary perspectives on Bantu expansion" with Jean- Marie Hombert (CNRS, Lyon), within the Conference Bantu 5 (5th International Conference on Bantu Languages), Paris, June 12-15, 2013

 

MAIN PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES
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PhDs and master thesis
 

Grollemund, R., 2012, "Nouvelles approches en classification : Application aux langues bantu du Nord-Ouest", Thèse, Sciences du Langage, Université Lumière Lyon 2, 550 p. (pdf)


 

Grollemund, R., 2006, "Les Okande du Gabon, locuteurs d'une langue en danger (langue bantu du groupe B 30). Langue et culture", Mémoire de Master 2, Sciences du Langage, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, 249 p.  (pdf)


 

Grollemund, R., 2005, "Esquisse de description de l'okande - Langue bantu du groupe B 30", Mémoire de Master 1, Sciences du Langage, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, 49 p.


Chapters in books
 

Grollemund, R., Branford, S., Hombert, J.M. & Watters, J., to appear, "Towards a new phylogenetic classification of Bantoid languages", in Towards Proto-Niger-Congo: Comparison and Reconstruction, Watters, J. (ed), Language Science Press


 

Grollemund, R., Branford, B., Hombert, J.M. & Watters, J., forthcoming, "Towards a new phylogenetic classification of Bantoid languages", in Towards Proto-Niger-Congo: Comparison and Reconstruction, Watters, J. (ed), Language Science Press


 

Philippson, G. & Grollemund, R., forth., "Methods of Bantu historical language classification", in The Bantu Languages, Second Edition, Van de Velde, M. (ed), London-New-York, Routledge Press


 

Hombert, J.M. & Grollemund, R., 2018, "Phylogenetic Classification of Grassfields Languages", in Revealing structure: Finding patterns in grammars and using grammatical patterns to elucidate language. A Festschrift to honor Larry M. Hyman, Buckley, G., Crane, T. & Good, J. (eds), Stanford, California, CSLI Publications, pp. 85-103


 

Grollemund, R. & Hombert, J.M., 2012, "Use of Plant Names for the Classification of the Bantu Languages of Gabon", in Selected Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Connell, B. & Rolle, N. (eds), Somerville, MA, Cascadilla Proceedings Project, pp. 150-163 (pdf)


Journals
 

Patin, E., Lopez, M., Grollemund, R., Verdu, P., Harmant, C., Quach, H., Laval, G., Perry, G., Barreiro, L., Froment, A., Heyer, E., Massougbodji, A., Fortes-Lima, C., Migot-Nabias, F., Bellis, G., Dugoujon, J.M., Pereira, J., Fernandes, V., Pereira, L., Van der Veen, L., Mouguiama-Daouda, P., Bustamante, C., Hombert, J.M. & Quintana-Murci, L., 2017, "Dispersals and genetic adaptation of Bantu-speaking populations in Africa and North America ", Science, 356:6337, pp. 543-546


 

Patin, E., Lopez, M., Grollemund, R., Verdu, P., Harmant, C., Quach, H., Laval, G., Perry, G., Barreiro, L., Froment, A., Heyer, E., Massougbodji, A., Fortes-Lima, C., Migot-Nabias, F., Bellis, G., Dugoujon, J.M., Pereira, J., Fernandes, V., Pereira, L., Van der Veen, L., Mouguiama-Daouda, P., Bustamante, C., Hombert, J.M. & Quintana-Murci, L., 2017, "Dispersals and genetic adaptation of Bantu-speaking populations in Africa and North America", Science, 356:5 May 2017, pp. 543–546


 

Patin, E., Lopez, M., Grollemund, R., Verdu, P., Harmant, C., Quach, H., Laval, G., Perry, G., Barriero, L., Froment, A., Heyer, E., Massougbodji, A., Fortes-Lima, C., Migot-Nabias, F., Bellis, G., Dugoujon, J.M., Pereira, J., Fernandes, V., Pereira, L., Van der Veen, L., Mouguiama-Daouda, P., Bustamante, C., Hombert, J.M. & Quintana-Murci, L., 2017, "Dispersals and genetic adaptation of Bantu-speaking populations in Africa and North America", Science, 356, pp. 543-546


 

Bostoen, K., Clist, B., Doumenge, C., Grollemund, R., Hombert, J.M., Koni Muluwa, J. & Maley, J., 2015, "Middle to Late Holocene Palaeoclimatic Change and the Early Bantu Expansion in the Rain Forests of West Central-Africa", Current Anthropology, 56:3, pp. 354-384


 

de Schryver, G.M., Grollemund, R., Branford, S. & Bostoen, K., 2015, "Introducing a state-of-the-art phylogenetic classification of the Kikongo language cluster", Africana Linguistica, 21, pp. 87-162


Invited presentations
 

Grollemund, R., 2015, "Bantu expansion: genetic classification and emergence of agriculture", Biological Anthropology Seminar Talk, University College London (UCL), London, United Kigndom, 17th March 2015


 

Grollemund, R., 2015, "A phylogenetic classification of Bantu languages and its implications for ancient migration", Cambridge Classics Research Seminar, Cambridge, 11th March 2015


 

Grollemund, R., 2015, "TBA", SOAS Departmental Seminars, SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), London, postponed


 

Grollemund, R., 2015, "Bantu population dispersal throughout Africa shows preference for routes following familiar habitats", Séminaire du Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Lyon, 12th June 2015


 

Grollemund, R., 2015, "Linguistic and archaeological evidence shows that the Bantu expansion followed savannah corridors", McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 16th November 2015


Conference presentations
 

Grollemund, R., Branford, S., Hombert, J.M. & Pagel, M., 2016, "Genetic unity of the Niger-Congo family", Towards Proto-Niger Congo: Comparison and Reconstruction (2nd International Congress), Paris, Sept 1-3


 

Grollemund, R., Branford, S., Bostoen, K., Meade, A., Venditti, C. & Pagel, M., 2015, "Bantu population dispersal throughout Africa shows preference for routes following the savannah", World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 8), Kyoto, Japan, 21-24 August 2015


 

Grollemund, R., Branford, S., Field, S., Hombert, J.M. & Pagel, M., 2015, "Towards a new phylogeny of Niger-Congo languages", World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 8), Kyoto, Japan, 21-24 August 2015


 

Verkerk, A. & Grollemund, R., 2015, "Diachronic change in Niger-Congo noun class systems", World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 8), Kyoto, Japan, 21-24 August 2015


 

Grollemund, R., Branford, S., Bostoen, K., Meade, A., Venditti, C. & Pagel, M., 2015, "Combining linguistic,geographical, palaeontological and simulated data to track the historical migration of the Bantu language speakers", Workshop Capturing Phylogenetic Algorithms for Linguistics, Leiden, 26-30 November 2015




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