Maik Gibson, Ph.D.

International Sociolinguistics Coordinator, 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, 2012–2016, 2017–
  • International Sociolinguistics Coordinator, SIL International 2016–
  • Director of Centre for Linguistics, Translation and Literacy, Redcliffe College, Gloucester, UK. 2013–


Other professional experience and service

  • International Sociolinguistics Consultant, 2010–2011
  • Lecturer (and from 2008 Head of Department)of Translation Studies Department, Africa International University, Nairobi, 2006–2012
  • 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
  • Digital media
    United Kingdom