Lee Bickmore

Lee S. Bickmore

Primary Field
Linguistic Anthropology
Individual Type
Professor
Position
Chair of Linguistics Program
http://www.albany.edu/anthro
Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, SUNY - Albany
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Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Linguistics, phonology, tone, stress
Geographic Area(s) of Expertise Africa, Bantu, Polynesia
Biography

Dr. Lee Bickmore is a linguistic anthropologist whose research focuses on linguistic prosody, especially tone. His interests include the Bantu languages of Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Zambia with secondary interests in Polynesian languages (particularly Tahitian) and MesoAmerican languages (particularly Zapotec and Triqui).

His monograph: Cilungu, Phonology. lt is a comprehensive study of the phonological and morphological patterns found in this Zambian Bantu language. Nearly all of his published papers are analyses of first-hand data collected from native speakers, some of which are co-authors. He has a joint affiliation with the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Two recent publications by Dr. Bickmore:

Bickmore, L & W. Mkochi (2019) “Tonal Absolute Neutralization in Malawian CiTonga” Africana Linguistica 25, 3-25.

Bickmore, L (2019) “Unaltered morphemes as phonological triggers and targets in Rutooro,” Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 40:1, 3-22.

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Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya
Malawi
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Languages
French
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Curriculum Vitae
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