Professor Dr Bernd Heine FBA
Linguistics and African Studies
- Corresponding Fellow
Bernd Heine is Emeritus Professor at the Institute of African Studies (Institut für Afrikanistik), University of Cologne, Germany. He is presently Yunshan Chair Professor at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China. He has held visiting professorships in Europe, Eastern Asia (Japan, Korea, China), Australia (LaTrobe University, Melbourne), Africa (University of Nairobi, University of Cape Town), North America (University of New Mexico, Dartmouth College), and South America (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro). He has been a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, USA (1999-2000), the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Wassenaar (2005-2006), and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (2008-9). His present main research areas are discourse grammar, grammaticalization theory and endangered languages in Africa.