Bruce Connell

Phonetics, Tone; African languages, Language Endangerment and language documentation Historical Linguistics, Language contact and change. Languages of the Cameroon-Nigeria border region, especially Mambiloid and Cross River languages. 


Connell, B. & D. R. Ladd (2020). A study of Mambila. Emmi Meyer’s Mambila-Studie. Translated, edited and updated to mark the eightieth anniversary of the original publication. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.

Journal Articles

Connell, B. (2021) Gender in Durop. STUF Language Typology and Universals (Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung)21(2). Special Issue, Tom Güldemann and Ines Fiedler, (Eds): More diversity enGENDERed by African languages: 402–425.

Connell, B, D. Zeitlyn, S. Griffiths, L. Hayward & M. Martin. (2021). Language ecology, endangerment and relict languages: Case studies from Adamawa (Cameroon-Nigeria).  Open Linguistics, 7(1): 244–300.

Book Chapters

Connell, B. & A. Akinlabi (2019) African Linguistics in offically English-speaking West Africa. In E. Wolff (Ed.). A History of African Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp 153–177.

Akinlabi, A,  B. Connell,  A. Jakobi, A. Lusekelo, R. Meyer, M-C. Simeone-Senelle & W. C. G. Smidt. (2019) African Linguistics in North-Eastern and So-Called Anglophone Africa. In E. Wolff (Ed.). Cambridge Handbook of African Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp 153–177.

Connell, B. (2018) Linguistic Research in the African Field. In A. Agwuele & A. Bodomo (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of African Linguistics.  London: Routledge. Pp. 55–71.

Connell, B. (2017) Tone and Intonation in Mambila. In  Laura J. Downing and Annie Rialland (Eds.). Intonation in African Tone Languages. De Gruyter Mouton. Pp. 131–166.

Connell, B. (2015) The role of colonialism in language endangerment in Africa. In J. Essegbey, B. Henderson, & F. Mc Laughlin (Eds.). Language Documentation and Endangerment in Africa. John Benjamins. Pp. 107–129.

Associate editor, Studies in African Linguistics.

International Francqui Professor, Francqui Foundation, Belgium (2021-22).