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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Alice Mitchell

Junior Professor

Postal address:
Institute for African Studies
University of Cologne
50923 Cologne

Office address:
Meister-Ekkehart-Str. 9, Room 3.04

E-mail:  Alice Mitchell
Phone: +49 (0)221 470 6936
Fax: +49 (0)221 470 5158

Office hours: by arrangement per e-mail

Most Relevant Publications

  • Mitchell, Alice and Ayu’nwi Neba. 2019. Special-purpose registers of language in Africa. In H. Ekkehard Wolff (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of African Linguistics, 513–534. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Mitchell, Alice. 2018. Allusive reference and other-oriented stance in an affinal avoidance register. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 28(1). 4–21.

  • Mitchell, Alice. 2015. Words that smell like Father-in-law: A linguistic description of the Datooga avoidance register. Anthropological Linguistics 57(2). 195–217

Most Relevant Research Topics

  • Anthropological linguistics

  • Interactional sociolinguistics

  • Linguistic anthropology

  • Pragmatics

  • Language documentation and description

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