Dr. Manfred von Roncador


Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+49 (0) 921 55-3550 (phone)

+49 (0) 921 55-3641 (fax)

Email: manfred.vonroncador@uni-bayreuth.de

Research interests:

Gur languages (especially Oti-Volta languages [Moore, Yaanre, Safalba, Nootre]), Bantu languages in Angola (especially Umbundu), language typology with focus on evidentiality and speech reporting, pragmatics with focus on illocution particles, discourse strategies and politeness

Geographical Area:

West Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin, Togo), Southwest Africa (Angola)

African Linguistics

Academic Vita

since 2005

Lecturer at the Institute of African Studies, University of Bayreuth


Member of SFB/FK 560 „Local action in Africa in the context of global influences“

1999 -2005

Lecturer at the Chair Afrikanistik I, University of Bayreuth


Researcher in the project on Gur languages at the Chair Afrikanistik I, University of Bayreuth


replacements, (Visiting) Lecturings at the Universities of Bayreuth, Ouagadougou and Cotonou


DAAD-Lecturer in Ouagadougou


Lecturer at the Institute of German Studies University of Groningen


PhD, Oldenburg: Zwischen direkter und indirekter Rede. Nichtwörtliche direkte Rede, erlebte Rede, logophorische Konstruktionen und Verwandtes

Studies in Munich and Hamburg

Memberships and functions in academic organisations:

Editor of the bulletin “Gur News – Nouvelles Voltaïques”

Co-editor of the journal “Gur Papers / Cahiers Voltaïques”

Co-editor of the series “Gur Monographs – Monographies Voltaïques”, “Gur Papers: Special Issue – Cahiers Voltaïques: Hors Série”

Editor in Chief of the "Newsletter of African Studies at Bayreuth University (NAB)"

Editor in Chief of the series "Bayreuth African Studies Online"

Editor in Chief of the series "Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers"

Scientific Board of the series "Afrique et Langage"

Scientific Board of "Fachverband Afrikanistik"


To see the list of publications, please click here.