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Heinrich Ekkehard Wolff

educator , linguist

Heinrich Ekkehard Wolff, German linguist, educator. Grantee University Hamburg, 1968, 70-71, 86-87, German Academic Exchange Service, 1968-1969, 97-99, German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), 1974-1976, 85-88, 87-89, 90-92, 95-98, University Maiduguri, 1981-1982. Member West African Linguistic Society (council member since 1990), African Language Association Southern Africa.

Background

Wolff, Heinrich Ekkehard was born on August 25, 1944 in Stolp, Pommerania, Germany. Son of Heinrich Otto Karl and Hildegard Erna (Gnuschke) Wolff.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Hamburg, Germany, 1972. Habilitation, University Hamburg, Germany, 1980.

Career

Assistant to dean Oriental Studies University Hamburg, Germany, 1971-1972. Researcher linguistic fieldwork Nigeria, Cameroon, 1973-1974. Assistant professor department African languages and cultures University Hamburg, 1976-1983, professor department African languages and cultures, 1983-1994.

Senior lecturer department languages and linguistics University Maiduguri, Nigeria, 1980-1982. Professor department linguistics University Niamey, Niger, 1987-1989. Professor, chair Institute African Studies University Leipzig, Germany, since 1994.

Works

  • Editor: (monograph series) Afrikanistische Forschungen, Beitr├Ąge zur Afrikanistik. Author and editor several books. Contributor articles to professional journals, scientic paper.

Membership

Member West African Linguistic Society (council member since 1990), African Language Association Southern Africa.

Connections

Married Raina Tuulia Ottila, September 4, 1971. Children: Per-Erik, Patrick.

father:
Heinrich Otto Karl Wolff

mother:
Hildegard Erna (Gnuschke) Wolff

spouse:
Raina Tuulia Ottila

children:
Per-Erik Wolff

Patrick Wolff