Steve Nicolle, DPhil


Associate Professor of Linguistics 
Program Director of the Master of Arts in Linguistics and Translation

Canada Institute of Linguistics

Steve spent 15 years (1999-2013) in east and central Africa with SIL International and was involved in linguistic research and Bible translation. He continues to teach online courses for Africa International University, Nairobi, and regularly leads linguistic training events in various countries in Africa and elsewhere. He is the author of over 60 academic publications. Interesting fact: Through his work as a linguistics and translation consultant Steve has had direct involvement in over 50 languages, including some Deaf Sign Languages. 

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BA in Linguistics with Philosophy - University of York, UK 

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (English as a Second/Foreign Language) - University College of North Wales, Bangor, UK 

DPhil in Linguistics - University of York, UK

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African Languages 
Language Change 
Text Linguistics 
Semantics and Pragmatics 

Courses Taught: 
Discourse Analysis 
Semantics and Pragmatics 
Historical and Comparative Linguistics

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