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 Dr. H Steve Ndinga-Koumba-Binza

Position: Lecturer
Department: Department of Language Education
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Qualifications: PhD in African Languages (phonetics and phonology), Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch (2008)
Certificate for Scientific Writing Skills in English, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch (2001).
MA in Language Sciences (2001)
BA in Language Sciences, Omar Bongo University (1999).
University Diploma in Literary Studies, Omar Bongo University (1998).
Baccalaurate Diploma in Arts and Social Sciences, Omar Bongo University (1996).
Tel: 021-9592860
Fax: 021-9593358
Email: nkbinza@uwc.ac.za
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Biography

 Hugues Steve NDINGA-KOUMBA-BINZA, PhD in African languages (Stellenbosch) specializing in phonetics and phonology, has lectured in a few universities, notably Stellenbosch University (South Africa), Université Omar Bongo (Libreville, Gabon) and North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa). As staff member in the Department of Language Education at the University of the Western Cape, he is in charge of the Educational Linguistics (ELD) course and he is the postgraduate studies coordinator. He is also currently an NRF Research Career Advancement Fellow.

He has presented papers at many international conferences and colloquia in many countries in Africa, Europe and Asia. He is the author and co-author of over 40 publications, including the following books Civili, langue des Baloango: Esquisse historique et linguistique (Lincom 2010, with P.A. Mavoungou), A phonetic and phonological account of the Civili vowel duration (CSP 2012) and Language science and language technology in Africa: Festschrift for Justus C. Roux (SUN Press 2012, with S.E. Bosch). He is the current Editor of Lexikos, an accredited journal devoted to lexicography, terminology and corpus linguistics.

Publications

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS IN THE LAST 7​​ YEARS.

Books

[1]    Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, H.S. & S.E. Bosch. (Eds). 2012. Language science and language technology in Africa: A festschrift for Justus C. Roux. Stellenbosch: SUN Press. 362 pages.

[2]    Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, H.S. 2012. A phonetic and phonological account of the Civili vowel duration. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 309 pages.

[3]    Mavoungou, P.A. & Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, H.S. 2010. Civili, langue des Baloango: Esquisse historique et linguistique. Munich: Lincom Europa. 160 pages.

 

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

[4]    Assam, B.N., Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, HS. & V. Ompoussa. 2016. What French for Gabonese French Lexicography. Lexikos 26: 162-192.

[5]    Ompoussa, V. & HS. Ndinga-Koumba-Binza. 2015. Planning and macrostructural elements for a multilingual culinary dictionary of Gabonese languages. Lexikos 25: 507-524.

[6]    Ompoussa, V. & HS. Ndinga-Koumba-Binza. 2015. Lexique de cuisine traditionnelle gabonaise: première approche et perspectives lexicographiques. Iboogha 18 :173-193.

[7]    Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, H.S. 2013. Identité et nationalisation des langues au Gabon. Mbaanza : Revue d’Etude et Analyse Francophones 2 : 147-163.

[8]    Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, H.S. 2011. From foreign to national: a review of the status of French in Gabon. Literator 32(2): 135-150.

 

Conference Papers (peer-reviewed) in Published Proceedings

[9]    Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, H.S. 2011. Interaction of variables in the Civili vowel duration. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 17-21 August 2011 Hong Kong, edited by Wai-Sum Lee & Eric Zee. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong. pp.1458-1462.

[10]Roux, J.C. & Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, H.S. 2011. Perceived vowel duration in Civili: Minimal pairs and the effect of post-vocalic voicing. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 17-21 August 2011 Hong Kong, edited by Wai-Sum Lee & Eric Zee. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong. pp.1726-1729.

 

Chapters (peer-reviewed) in Edited Books

[11] Roux, J.C. & H.S. Ndinga-Koumba-Binza. 2018. African languages and human language technology. The Cambridge handbook of African linguistics, edited by H.E. Wolff. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. IN PRESS

[12] Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, H.S. 2017. Language and dialects in Gabon: analysis of language-units towards language inventory. The Myth of an African Tower of Babel: The Typological Fragmentation of African Languages, edited by K.K. Prah. Cape Town: CASAS. pp.117-142. ISBN: 978-1-920294-12-0.

[13]Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, H.S. 2012. Phonetic data and phonological theory: a report from the Civili vowel issue. Language science and language technology in Africa: A festschrift for Justus C. Roux, edited by Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, H.S. & S.E. Bosch. Stellenbosch: SUN Press. pp.83-97.

[14]Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, H.S. & G. Saphou-Bivigat. 2012. Dictionary basis and lemmatisation issues for an encyclopedic dictionary of Yilumbu. Language science and language technology in Africa: A festschrift for Justus C. Roux, edited by Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, H.S. & S.E. Bosch. Stellenbosch: SUN Press. pp.237-250.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

Networks

 Hugues Steve NDINGA-KOUMBA-BINZA has been member of the Executive Board of the African Association for Lexicography (AFRILEX) since July 2011. He is also member of various academic organizations such as the Linguistics Society of Southern Africa (LSSA), the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA), the International Phonetic Association (IPA), the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA), the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the Association Francophone de la Communication Parlée and the Association for Laboratory Phonology.

He has been a regular adjudicator of articles published in journals such as Lexikos, South African Journal of African Languages (SAJAL), Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics (SPIL), Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (SALALS), Journal of African Languages and Linguistics (JALL) and Afrique, Langue et Cultures (ALAC).
He has been the recipient of various awards and scholarships, among others the Institutional Research Excellence Award (IREA) at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, the Research Career Advancement Award (RCA) of the National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa (2014-2019), the 2012 Top-10 Achiever Award in Delivering Research Outputs of the Faculty of Arts at North-West University in Potchefstroom Campus (2013), the African Humanities Program Fellowship of the American Council of Learnt Societies (ACLS) (2010–2011) and the Coimbra Group Scholarship for Young African Researchers (1 April–30 June 2010).

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