About me

Bodomo_252__ BarbaraMairI am a Professor of African Studies at the University of Vienna with the following research expertise:

* African linguistics (African language structures and situations)
* African diasporas / Africa-China Relations / Global African diaspora studies
* Documentation and revitalization of African languages and literatures
* Digital humanities (languages, literacies, and literatures in the age of IT).

I have broad interests in analyzing current African and global affairs.

Latest Publications

Bodomo, A. 2019. Is China colonizing Africa? In: Global Economic Governance and Human Development. Raudino, S. & Poletti, A. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 120-132.

Bodomo, A. & Abubakari, H. & Che, D. 2018. On nominalizing the serial verb in Mabia languages. In: Ghana Journal of Linguistics 7 (2), p.1-32.

Bodomo, A. 2018. A Constraint-Based Analysis of the Objects of VO Verbal Compounds in Mandarin Chinese. In: Proceedings of the LFG’18 Conference. Butt, M. & King, T. H. (eds.) Stanford University CSLI Publications, p. 150-169.

Bodomo, A. (博艾敦). 2018. 非洲人在中国:社会文化研究及其对非洲-中国关系的影响 (Africans in China: Social and Cultural Studies and Their Impact on Africa – China Relations), Social Science Academic Press China SSAP (社会科学文献出版社)

Bodomo, A.  2018. The Bridge is not Burning Down: Transformation and Resilience within China’s African Diaspora Communities. In: African Studies Quarterly 17(4), p. 63-83.

Agwuele, A. (ed.), Bodomo, A. (ed.). 2018. The Routledge Handbook of African Linguistics. London: Routledge.

Bodomo, A. 2017. Parallel text: a theoretical and methodological strategy for promoting African language literature in the twenty first century. In: Translation: A Transdisciplinary Journal, Issue 6, September 2017, p. 36-52.

Bodomo, A. & Abubakari, H. 2017. Towards the Harmonization of a Writing System for the Mabia Languages of West Africa. In Deconstructing the Tower of Babel: Between the Harmonization and Fragmentation of African Language Orthographies. Prah, Kwesi Kwaa and Miti, Lazarus Musazitame (eds). Cape Town, South Africa. Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS).  CASAS Book Series No. 120, p. 159-181.

Bodomo, A.  2017. The Globalization of Foreign Investment in Africa: The Role of Europe, China and India. Emerld Publishing Limited, UK, 136 pages.

Bodomo, A., Yu, S. & Che, D. 2017. “Verb-object compounds and idioms in Chinese” Chapter in the book: Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology: EUROPHRAS 2017. Mitkov, R. (ed.). Cham (Germany): Springer, Vol. 10596, p. 383-396 19 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series)

Bodomo, A. 2017. African Languages, Linguistics, and Literatures: Exploring Global Interdisciplinary Research Trends in the Humanities. Inaugural Lecture Monographs series Vol. 1. Galda Verlag, Berlin, 50 pages.

Hiraiwa, K., Akanlig-Pare, G., Atintono, S., Bodomo, A., Essizewa, K., & Hudu, F. 2017. A comparative syntax of internally-headed relative clauses in Gur. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 2(1), 27. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.40

Bodomo, A. (ed). 2016. Africans in China: Guangdong and Beyond. NY: Diasporic Africa Press.

Bodomo, A. 2016. The Ghanaian community in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. In The socio-spatial landscape of international migration zones in Guangzhou, eds. Zhigang Li et al.  Nanjing: Southeast University Press.

Bodomo, A. 2016. Afriphone literature as a prototypical form of African literature: Insights from prototype theory. In:  Advances in Language and Literary Studies. 7, 5, p. 262-267.

Bodomo, A. & Pajancic, C. 2016. Counting beans: Some empirical and methodological problems for calibrating the African presence in Greater China, in: Africans in China. Guangdong and Beyond (ed. Adams Bodomo), 2016. Diasporic Africa Press, New York. p. 139-155.

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