Samuel Ngwa Atechi
09107 Chemnitz, Reichenhainer Str. 39, Zi. 202
I am currently a Research Associate funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Georg Forster Research Fellowship for experienced researchers) in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Chemnitz University of Technology working on the spoken component of the Corpus of Cameroon English under the supervision of Professor Dr. Josef Schmied
Short curriculum vitae
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I earned my BA and MA degrees in English from the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon, and a PhD in English from the Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. Since 1999, I have been teaching English as a second and foreign language in the Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Advanced School of Mass Communication, University of Yaounde II and the Higher Teacher Training College, University of Yaounde I. I am an Associate Professor in English Language and Linguistics in the Department of English, University of Yaounde I and a visiting Lecturer at the Madonna University, Nigeria.
My main research interest is the phonology of World Englishes (with recent focus on the use of computer software). Other areas of interest include Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition.
I have published widely in local and international journals. My book, The intelligibility of native and non-native English speech, argues that Second language Varieties of English are simply different and not deficient in anyway.
2011 Is Cameroon Pidgin English Flourishing or Dying? English Today. 24-28.
2011 Liaison in Cameroon English. MAJELS. Vol. II, 44-56.
2010 Cameroon Pidgin English: to teach or not to teach. Alizes, Old Days, New Days No. 33, 237-261.
2010 The Plurality of English in Cameroon and the International Intelligibility Question.” , Syllabus Vol. II, No 1, 199-217.
2008 Native and Non-native Englishes in the Global Village” in Wolf, H-G., L.Peter & F. Polzenhagen (eds). Focus on English: Linguistic structure, Language variation and discursive Use. Leipzig:
Leipzig Universitätsverlag. 121-132.
2008 The Dilemma of the teacher and learner of English in the Non-native English classroom: the case of Cameroon. Alizes, Dilemmas (30), 180-197.
2006 The Phonological Influence of English on Awing’. In English Studies: A Journal of English language and Literature. Vol.87.230-247.
2006 The Intelligibility of Native and Non-native English Speech. Gottingen: Cuvillier Verlag. 260 pp.
2014 Guest Lecture, University of Potsdam, Germany
2014 Guest Lecture, University of Bayreuth, Germany
2013 Guest Lecture, Usti University, Czech Republic
2013 Alexander von Humboldt Network Meeting, University of Hannover, Germany.
2013 Deutsch-Britischen Gesellschaft, Chemnitz, Germany
2013 International Conference on Culture in Language, Academic English, Variation in Research, Chemnitz University of Technology.
2013 Challenges V-Harmony and Diversity, University of Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic.
2013 MA Lecture Series, Department of English & Linguistics, TU Chemnitz.
2010 International Symposium in honour of Professor Sammy B. Chumbow.
2009 Symposium, Department of English, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany.
2009 International Conference on Higher Education, Madonna University, Nigeria.
2009 Ideas that Work, International Conference for teachers of English, University of West Bohemia Czech Republic
2008 International Conference on language and Literature, Madonna University Nigeria
2008 Organiser, International symposium in honour of Professor Paul Mbangwana, University of Yaounde I
2008 International Symposium in honour of Professor Paul Mbangwana, Yaounde Cameroon.
2007 International conference on Language, Literature and Social Interaction, University of Yaounde I
2006 International Conference on Language, Literature and Education, University of Yaounde I
2005 International Conference on Language, Literature and Identity, University of Yaounde I
1999 Conference on Language Literature and Liberty, University of Yaounde I
- DAAD Sandwich scholarship (Dec 2002-Juni 2004)
- DAAD Re-invitation scheme (September-November 2009)
- Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (October, 2012-July, 2014).