Robert Carlson, Ph.D.

Senior Linguistics Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Oregon, 1990
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Oregon, 1985
  • B.A., Biblical studies, Southern California College (now Vanguard University), 1974

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Linguistics Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Dean of Doctoral Studies, Africa International University (AIU), Nairobi, Kenya, 2010–
  • Director, Ph.D. programme in Biblical Studies and Translation Studies, AIU, 2009–
  • Professor, Department of Translation Studies, AIU, 2005–
  • Linguistic Researcher, Supyire language, Mali, 1979–

Other professional experience and service

  • SIL International Linguistics Consultant, 2010–2011
  • Linguistics Consultant, SIL Côte d’Ivoire/Mali Branch, 1990–2005
  • Head, Département de Traduction Biblique, Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de l’Alliance Chrétienne (FATEAC), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 1999–2003
  • Director, Oregon SIL, University of Oregon, 1994–1999
  • Lecturer, University of Oregon, 1983–1984, 1988–1989

Professional memberships

  • International Cognitive Linguistics Association, 2005–
  • American Anthropological Association, 2005–
  • Society for Linguistic Anthropology, 2005–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • French
  • Italian
  • Supyire
  • Classical Greek
  • Classical Hebrew
  • Latin

Research interests

  • Syntax
  • Cognitive grammar
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Construction grammar
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Lexicography
  • Senufo languages
  • Mande language
  • Gur languages
Africa International Univeristy
P.O. Box 24686
00502  Karen Nairobi
Kenya