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PROFILE

OMAR KA
Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Campus
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Phone: (410) 455-2998
Fax: (410) 455-1025
E-mail: ka@umbc.edu

Research Interests
Phonology of West Atlantic languages
Language Planning in Africa
Wolof teaching and learning
French in Africa

Education

M. A. 1976 University of Dakar, Classics (with Honor)
M. A. 1979 University of Dakar, Linguistics (with Honor)
1979 Université de l'Etat à Mons (Belgium), Certificate of Specialization in Audio-Visual and Audio-Oral Language
Teaching (with Distinction)
Doct. 1983 University of Dakar, Doctorat du Troisième Cycle, Linguistics (with High Honor)
Ph. D. 1987 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Linguistics

Experience in Higher Education

Spring 2000 Visiting Associate Professor, International Studies, Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland
1993 - present Associate Professor, Linguistics, Wolof and French, University of Maryland Baltimore County
1987 - 1993 Assistant Professor, Linguistics and French, University of Maryland Baltimore County
1980 - 1982 Attaché de Recherche, Linguistics, University of Dakar, Center for Applied Linguistics
1978 - 1980 Chargé de Recherche, Linguistics, University of Dakar, Center for Applied Linguistics
1979 Visiting Researcher, African Linguistics, Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Linguistics Section, Tervuren (Belgium)