Mena B. Lafkioui#

Mena B. Lafkioui
Email:mena.lafkioui 'at' cnrs.fr
Membership Number:5192
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:mlafkioui
Elected:2019
ORCID:0000-0002-1016-4071
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2018 - present Full Professor (Directeur d’études), Chair Berber linguistics, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Institut Marcel Mauss (UMR 8178), which became CNRS-LIER-FYT (FRE2024) as from 2019, Paris
  • 2014 - present Research Director (Directeur de recherche), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) – CNRS-LLACAN-UMR-8135 (till 2018) and CNRS-LIER-FYT-FRE2024 (as from 2019), Paris
  • 2008 - 2014 Senior Research Professor in African Languages and Literatures, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Department of Human Sciences for the Formation “Riccardo Massa”
  • 2005 - 2008 Research Professor in African Languages and Literatures, Università della Calabria, Department of Linguistics
  • 2005 - 2014 FWO-fellow, Ghent University, Department of African Languages and Cultures
  • 2001 - 2004 Postdoctoral researcher (NWO), Leiden University, Department of Languages and Cultures of the Middle East
  • 1999 - 2000 Postdoctoral researcher (BOF), Ghent University, Department of Oriental Languages and Cultures
  • 1998 - 1999 Postdoctoral researcher (ATER), I.N.A.L.C.O. (Paris), Department of African Languages and Cultures.
  • 1995 - 1998 French National Ph.D. Monitor in Human and Social Sciences, I.N.A.L.C.O. (Paris), Department of African Languages and Cultures
  • 1995 - 1998 Ph.D. researcher, I.N.A.L.C.O. (Paris), Department of African Languages and Cultures

Fields of Scholarship
  • Information Structure and its prosody-morphosyntax interface
  • Negation: typology and evolution
  • Berber linguistics, geolinguistics, and sociolinguistics
  • Arabic dialectology, African Arabic
  • Afroasiatic linguistics

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Elected as Academician, Accademia Ambrosiana, Milan
  • 2014 Elected as founding member of the “Classe Africa” of the Accademia Ambrosiana, Milan
  • 2014 Elected as founding member of the “Section Berbero” of the Accademia Ambrosiana, Milan

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