Maik Gibson, Ph.D.

Senior Sociolinguistics Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Reading, 1999
  • M.Phil., Computer Speech and Language Processing, Cambridge University, 1990
  • B.A., Linguistics, University of Reading, 1989

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Sociolinguistics Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Head of Translation Studies Department, Africa International University, 2008–

Other professional experience and service

  • International Sociolinguistics Consultant, 2010–2011
  • Lecturer in Translation Studies Department, Africa International University, Nairobi, 2006–2008
  • Lecturer at SIL's European Training Programme, U.K., 2002–2006

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • French: ILR 4
  • Spanish: ILR 3
  • German: ILR 3
  • Arabic: ILR 2+

Research interests

  • Language shift
  • Language policy and planning
  • Language change
  • Language development
United Kingdom