Prof. Dr. Martina Drescher


Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+49 (0) 921 55-3579 (phone)

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


Research interests

discourse analysis, pragmatics (also comparative), sociolinguistics, genre analysis, language and emotions, francophone world

Geographical Area

France, Francophone Africa, esp. Burkina Faso and Cameroon, Canada


Supervised Junior Fellows and their Research Projects

Junior Fellow

Research Project

Guadagnano, Laura

Moral communication in sexual and reproductive health prevention of young women in Côte d’Ivoire

Drabo,  Adama

The pragmatic and textual dimensions of French in Côte d'Ivoire

El Hadari,  Taha

Research Synthesis: A Meta-Ethnography and Meta-Analysis of Sociolinguistic Research in Morocco

Former Supervisions (non-exhaustive)

Former Junior Fellow

Research Project

Peem, Laure

Traduire des textes sur le VIH et le sida en basaa: Cas des affiches et des dépliants

Nganga, Simon

Funeral Performances in Kenya: A Contribution to Communicative Genre Analysis" in Rwanda

Academic Vita


Visiting Professor, Université de Ouagadougou


Visiting Scholar, UCLA, Los Angeles

since 2000

Professor of Romance Languages and General Linguistics, University of Bayreuth


Visiting Professor, Laval University, Québec


Professor (temporary), Romance Languages/Linguistics, University of Bielefeld


Habilitation in Bielefeld


Associate Professor, Romance Languages/Linguistics, Faculty of Linguistics and Literature, University of Bielefeld


PhD in Bielefeld


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Linguistics and Literature, University of Bielefeld


Studies in Berlin, Toulouse, Québec and Bielefeld


Memberships and functions in academic organisations


Member of the Board of the Deutscher Romanistenverband (DRV


Member of the Frankoromanistenverband (FRV


Member of the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik (GAL


Member of the Senate of the University of Bayreuth  


Member of the Senate’s Council for International Relations, University of Bayreuth  


Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty for Language and Literature, University of Bayreuth 


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