Emmanuel Nikiema

Associate Professor, French Studies
Language Studies

Emmanuel Nikiema, Associate Professor of French and Linguistics, is currently Chair of the Department of Language Studies. Prof. Nikiema completed a PhD in Linguistics at the Université du Québec à Montréal (1992); he joined the University of Toronto in 1994 after a twoyear research fellowship at Laval University. He has served as visiting scholar and invited professor at several institutions, including the University of Chicago (2000), the CNRS (2001) and the Université de Provence in France (2002), Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan, 2007) and Chonbuk National University (South Korea, 2011). Prof. Nikiema’s current research focuses on syllabic representations and the phonology of Creole languages; he has published a monograph on French phonology and morphology (Brousseau & Nikiema 2001) and several articles in major linguistic journals such as Lingua and the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages. He is currently Associate Editor of Mosaic (a refereed journal for language teachers) and serves as reviewer and/or member of editorial boards of numerous linguistic journals.


French Studies, Linguistic Studies