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Eva-Marie Bloom Ström

Postdoctoral research fellow

Eva-Marie Bloom Ström
Postdoctoral research fellow
African languages
Academic degree: Doctor
eva-marie.strom@sprak.gu.se
+46 31 786 1780

Room number: H621
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg


Department of Languages & Literatures (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.sprak.gu.se
spl@sprak.gu.se

Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Eva-Marie Bloom Ström

Post-doc and Senior lecturer

Background

PhD in African languages 2013 (University of Gothenburg). MA in African languages 1993 (Leiden University, the Netherlands). I teach different courses in linguistics as well as the course Language and Society in Africa. I am from Sollerön, Sweden.

Research

My current research project is an international post-doc, financed by the Swedish Research Council. The aim of this project is to describe and analyse morpho-syntactic microvariation in the dialect cluster of Xhosa, a Bantu language of South Africa. Rhodes University, the outgoing host of this project, is situated in Grahamstown in the heartland of the Xhosa speaking area where fieldwork will be carried out.

My research interests center around descriptive linguistics, especially phonology and morphosyntax, African languages in general and more specifically Bantu languages as well as Cushitic languages. I take a strong interest in language typology, comparative studies, dialectal variation and language contact. I’m a field linguist and like to take the social and historical context in consideration when analysing a language.

My PhD thesis is a grammatical description of Ndengeleko, focusing around the phonology, as well as morphology of the verb and noun phrase.
Ndengeleko is a Bantu language classified as P11 in the traditional categorization of Bantu languages into zones and numbers. It is spoken in the coast region of Tanzania to the south of the capital Dar es Salaam, mainly in the Rufiji district but partly also in the Mkuranga district. My thesis is the first linguistic study of Ndengeleko, and includes a survey of the sociolinguistic situation of the region including a discussion of the endangerment of the language. This study shows that the language is rapidly being replaced by the dominant language of the region, Swahili.
Numerous texts have been collected during fieldwork, which I intend to publish at a later stage. ‘Texts’ is here used to mean recorded monologues and dialogues of different topics, like for example a speaker describing how to build a traditional house, or how fishing is done in their culture. All of this spoken in Ndengeleko. It also includes songs, myths and other kinds of oral tradition.

My MA thesis was an analysis of number formation in Burunge, a Southern Cushitic language spoken outside Kondoa, Tanzania.
 

Latest publications

The Ndengeleko Language of Tanzania
Eva-Marie Ström
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Doctoral thesis 2013
Doctoral thesis

The Situation of Ndengeleko: A Coastal Tanzanian Language (P10)
Eva-Marie Ström
Selected Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Conference paper 2009
Conference paper

Språkklimatet i Tanzania. Regn- eller solskenshistoria?
Eva-Marie Ström
Klimat : populärvetenskapliga föreläsningar hållna under Humanistdagarna den 10-11 november 2007 / red.: Patrik J. Andersson m. fl., Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

Morphonological alternations in the noun class prefixes of Ndengereko
Eva-Marie Ström
MISS (Meddelanden fran Institutionen för svenska språket) , Magazine article 2006
Magazine article

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2013

The Ndengeleko Language of Tanzania
Eva-Marie Ström
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Doctoral thesis 2013
Doctoral thesis

2011

2009

The Situation of Ndengeleko: A Coastal Tanzanian Language (P10)
Eva-Marie Ström
Selected Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Conference paper 2009
Conference paper

2007

Språkklimatet i Tanzania. Regn- eller solskenshistoria?
Eva-Marie Ström
Klimat : populärvetenskapliga föreläsningar hållna under Humanistdagarna den 10-11 november 2007 / red.: Patrik J. Andersson m. fl., Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

2006

Morphonological alternations in the noun class prefixes of Ndengereko
Eva-Marie Ström
MISS (Meddelanden fran Institutionen för svenska språket) , Magazine article 2006
Magazine article

Showing 1 - 7 of 7

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