New MultiLing affiliate: Kofi Yakpo
A warm welcome to our new MultiLing affiliate, Kofi Yakpol!
Photo: Nadia Frantsen
Kofi Yakpo is Assistant Professor in Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong. He obtained his PhD from Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands) and holds degrees in linguistics, social anthropology, political science, and business administration from the Universities of Cologne (Germany) and Geneva (Switzerland). He has previously been a visiting scholar at MultiLing.
Before turning to academia, Yakpo worked for FIAN, an international human rights organisation advocating for the right to food, and served as a policy adviser to the Green Party in the German Parliament in Berlin. He is also a founding member of the pioneering German Hip Hop band Advanced Chemistry.
His publications include A grammar of Pichi, a previously undescribed creole language of West Africa, the edited volumes Code-switching between structural and sociolinguistic perspectives, and Boundaries and bridges, language contact in multilingual ecologies (with Pieter Muysken), as well as numerous articles and book chapters.