Email: dine.mamadou@rutgers.edu

Web: https://dinemamadou.wixsite.com/dinemamadou

                                                                        

 

Postal:  Rutgers University

              Department of Linguistics

              18 Seminary Place

              New Brunswick

              NJ 08904

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Phonetics & Phonology, Computational & Mathematical Phonology and Tones & Intonation

 

EDUCATION

2017-Current   Rutgers University

                         Ph.D. Student in Linguistics

                        

           2017    University of Iowa

                        MA in Linguistics

                        Master’s Thesis: Influences of level tones on vowel length in Yoruba

                        Advisor: Jill Beckman

 

           2013    University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin)

                        BA in linguistics, graduated cum laude

                        Bachelor’s Thesis: Numerals in Caabe

                        Advisor: Flavien Gbéto

 

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Technical

            R (Intermediate), Python (Beginner), Praat (Advanced), LATEX (Advanced), 

 

Natural

Yoruba (Native), French (Native), English (Native-like), Fɔngbe (Fluent), Baatonum & Dɛndicinɛ (Fluent).

 

PUBLICATIONS           

 

To appear       Mamadou Y., T; Jardine, A. Representation and the Computation of Long Distance Tone Processes. Supplemental Proceedings of the 2019 Annual Meeting on Phonology. Washington, DC: Linguistic Society of America.

 

MANUSCRIPTS

 

2020    Mamadou Y., T. Input Melody Local Functions and the Computation of Tone. Second Qualifying Paper. Advisor: Prof. Adam Jardine; Rutgers University, Spring 2020.

 

2020    Mamadou Y., T; Dai, H.; D’Imperio, M. The Unusual Prosody of Questions and Statements in Caabe.  

 

2019    Akinlabi, A. ; Mamadou Y. T. ; Mitchley, H. ; Gondo, B. The Syntax and Phonology of Dan.  In Prep.

 

2019    Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. Word-level Accent in Zarma. First Qualifying Paper. Advisor: Prof. Akinlabi Akinbiyi; Rutgers University, Spring 2019.

 

2019    Camargo, Livia; Mamadou Y. T. Prosody and nasality in two Panoan languagues

 

2018    Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. The Acoustics of Shouting: A case study of English vowels. Independent project. Advisor: Joseph Casillas; Rutgers University, Spring 2018.

 

2017    Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. Influences of level tones on vowel length in Yoruba. MA project. Advisor: Jill Beckman; University of Iowa.

 

2016    Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. Stress in Tagalog. Final Paper. Supervisor: William D. Davies; University of Iowa.

 

2013    Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. Numerals in Èdè tʃáàbɛ́. BA project. Advisor: Flavien Gbéto; University of Abomey-Calavi.

            

PRESENTATIONS

            Talks:

            2020    Mamadou, T. Representation in the Computation of Tone. Ling Open House.

 

2019    Akinlabi, A. ; Mamadou Y. T. ; Mitchley, H. ; Gondo, B. The Syntax and Phonology of Dan.  ACAL, UBC, Vancouver (CANADA), May 2019.

 

2019    Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. Word Accent in Zarma.  ACAL, UBC, Vancouver (CANADA), May 2019. 

 

2019    Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. Word-level Accent in Zarma.  PhoNE, Yale, April 2019. 

 

2019    Souza, L. & Mamadou Y., T. Prosody and nasality in two Panoan languages of the Yaminawa dialect complex.  SAL, Berkeley, February 2019.

 

2018    Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. F0-vowel Duration is not Universally Negative. RULingXIII. Rutgers University, May 2018.

 

2018    Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. Influences of level tones on vowel length in Yoruba. 49th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL49). University of Michigan, March 22-25, 2018.

 

2017    Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. Phrasal Construction Tonology (based on Harry & Hyman 2014). Linguistics Round Table. The University of Iowa, February 9, 2017.

 

2017    Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. Stress in Tagalog. Linguistics Round Table. The University of Iowa, February 2, 2017.

 

2016    Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. DPs in Swahili. Class Presentation. The University of Iowa, Fall 2016.

 

2016    Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. Acoustic properties of vowels in shouted (Mid-western) American English. Linguistics Round Table. The University of Iowa, October 7, 2016.

 

2013    Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. Numerals in Èdè tʃáàbɛ́. BA thesis Defense. The University of Abomey-Calavi, February 20, 2013.

 

 

Poster:

2019    Mamadou, T.; Jardine, A. Representation and the Computation of Tone Processes. AMP, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY .

 

2012:   Mamadou Y., Tadjou-N’Dine. Tone spreading in Èdè tʃáàbɛ́ numerals. Colloque Interdisciplinaire en Sciences Humaines (Human Sciences Interdisciplinary Colloquium). University of Abomey-Calavi, November 16-17, 2012.

 

ADHOC REVIEWING

2017    Reviewed Abstracts for the GLOW/PLC 2018 conference. Oct/Nov 2017.

 

2017    Reviewed Abstracts for the OCP 2018 conference in London. October 2017.

 

TEACHING

            Main Instructor

            2020    Spring

                        Introduction to Linguistics Theory. Rutgers University

2017    Spring

                        ESL Credit: Listening. University of Iowa. 

            2016    Fall

                        ESL Credit: Listening. University of Iowa. 

 

            Assistance

2019    Fall

Introduction to Linguistics Theory. Taught the recitation Section. Rutgers University

2016    Spring

Introduction to Linguistics. Held regular Office Hours along with lecture led by Brooke Larson. Graded exams. University of Iowa.

            2015    Fall

Introduction to Linguistics. Held regular Office Hours along with lecture led by Catherine Ringen. Graded exams. University of Iowa.

 

RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP

            2017    Data Entry, African Anaphora Project (AFRANAPH). Ken Safir. Rutgers University.  

 

2011-2013 Research Assistant at LABODYLCAL (Linguistic Dynamics Lab). Data policing 

on data collected on coarticulation effects in Gbè languages. University of Abomey-Calavi.

 

FIELD EXPERIENCE

2019    Caabe (Benue-Congo, Benin): Conducted field work in Cotonou, recording native speakers of Ede Caabe from December 15 to January 16, 2020.

 

2018    Zarma (Sonray-Zarma, Niger): Conducted field work in Niamey, recording native Zarma speakers from June 24 to July 4.

 

2012    Caabe (Benue-Congo, Benin): Conducted field work in Tchaourou and Savè, collecting data on Èdè tʃáàbɛ́ numerals.

 

OTHER EDUCATION

            2016    Summer Teaching Practicum

                        University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

2013    African Linguistics School (3rd Ed.)

                        Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria.

SERVICES

2019    Panel Moderator at the Center for African Studies (CAS)’s Global Africa Symposium.

            Rutgers University

 

2017    Department of Linguistics’ Representative at the Graduate Students Association. Rutgers University

 

2016    Student Representative at Faculty Meetings in the Department of Linguistics. University of Iowa

            

2015    Senator for the Department of Linguistics at the Graduate Students Senate. 

                        University of Iowa

 

            2012    Vice-President of the Beninese Northern Students’ Association.

                        University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

 

2010    Chairman of the Titigweti English Club (The English Club of the English Department). University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

 

GRANTS

2018                CAS Graduate Student Enhancement Grant

                        Rutgers University

 

2017                Prestigious Diversity Fellowship

                        Rutgers University

 

2007-2011       Valley Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Fondation de France) 

                        Porto-Novo, Benin

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