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Dr. Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn

Dr. Klaudia Dombrowsky-Hahn

Lecturer at the Language Centre and African Linguistics I

Faculty of Languages & Literatures

  • Regional focus: Burkina Faso and Mali
  • Research topics: Gur languages (esp. Senufo), Mande languages, Language Description, Morphology and Syntax, Grammaticalization

    Sociolinguistics, Urban Languages, Multilingualism - Language and Migration, Literacy, Oral Literature


University of Bayreuth
Universitätsstraße 30, Language Centre, B3 building, Room 0.17
D-95447 Bayreuth

Phone: + 49 921 55-2215


Professional Background

Since 02/2019

Researcher at the Institute of African Linguistics, Goethe University Frankfurt


Short term lecturer of African Linguistics at the Université des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Bamako, Mali, financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Co-editor of the journal Mandenkan (Révue d’ètudes linguistiques des langues mandé)


Venia Legendi (Habilitation) in African Linguistics

Since 2008

Lecturer in Bambara, the University of Bayreuth's Language Centre (part-time)

2006 – 2012

Research Associate, DFG-funded project “The Language of the Karaboro”, University of Bayreuth


Postdoc scholarship at the Max Planck Institute Leipzig, Prof. B. Comrie's research group

2001 – 2006

Research Associate (part-time) in Project A1 "Effects of globalization processes on the vitality of languages in West African cities“, SFB/FK 560, “Local Action in Africa in the Context of Global Developments”, University of Bayreuth

2000 – 2001

Assistant to the Management, International Youth Festspieltreffen Bayreuth

10/2000 – 02/2001

Parental leave


University Award of the city of Bayreuth


Doctorate in African Studies, University of Bayreuth

1996 – 1999

Research Associate, Bambara lecturer, Language Centre, University of Bayreuth

1991 – 1993

DFG doctoral scholarship in the research training group "Intercultural Relations in Africa" at the University of Bayreuth

1991 – 1993

Employee in the documentation centre and library of the German UNESCO-Commission, Bonn


Magister degree in African Studies, University of Cologne

1987 – 1989

DAAD scholarship to study at INALCO Paris


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