Constance Kutsch Lojenga, Ph.D.

Senior Linguistics Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D. (cum laude), African Linguistics, Leiden University, 1994
  • M.A. (cum laude), African Linguistics, Leiden University, 1984
  • Teaching Qualification, French for Secondary School, 1969
  • Teaching Qualification, Primary school, 1964, 1965

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Linguistics Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Assistant Professor Emeritus, Department of Languages and Cultures of Africa, Leiden University, 2010–
  • Ph.D. theses supervisor, Leiden University, 2002–
  • Workshop leader, Phonology/Tone/Orthography, Single and cluster projects in various African countries, 1979–

Other professional experience and service

  • SIL International Linguistics Consultant, 1995–2011
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Languages and Cultures of Africa, Leiden University, 1997–2010
  • Linguistics and Literacy Consultant, SIL Eastern Africa Group and SIL Eastern Congo Group, 1984–1997
  • Translation facilitator, Ngiti language project, SIL Eastern Congo Group, 1991–1996
  • Linguistics and Literacy Consultant, SIL Ivory Coast Branch, 1980–1983
  • Translation facilitator, Attié language project, SIL Ivory Coast Branch, 1980–1983
  • Orthography and Literacy Specialist, SIL Ivory Coast Branch, 1976–1980
  • Primary and secondary school teacher, The Netherlands, 1964–1975

Language proficiencies

  • Dutch: ILR 5
  • English: ILR 5
  • French: ILR 5
  • German: ILR 4
  • Danish: ILR 4
  • Swahili: ILR 3

Research interests

  • Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Orthography
  • Tone
  • Tone orthography
  • Tone teaching
  • Phonetics
  • Vowel harmony
  • Bantu languages
Department of Languages and Cultures of Africa
Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL), Leiden University
Netherlands