Jude Nformi Awasom


  • 01/2019:
    PhD (Dr. phil.), University of Leipzig, Faculty of Philology
    Thesis: Constraint interaction in Grassfields Bantu tone paradigms
  • 2015-2018:
    Doctoral student in the Research Training Programme Interaction of grammatical building blocks
  • 2009-2012:
    MA in Theoretical linguistics, University of Buea, Cameroon
    MA-thesis: A register tier theory account of tone in the noun system of Doyayo
  • 2006-2009:
    BA in Linguistics, University of Buea, Cameroon
    BA-thesis: A descriptive analysis of tone in the nominal system of Mbembe

    Research interests

    • Tone
    • Phonology
    • Morphology-syntax interface
    • Morphology-phonology interface



    • Driemel, I. & J. Nformi. 2017. Focus strategies in Limbum. To appear in Proccedings of TripleA 4. [PDF draft]
    • Becker, L., I. Driemel & J. Nformi. 2017. Focus in Limbum. To appear in Proceedings of the
      48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
      . [PDF draft]
    • Gjersøe, S., J. Nformi & L. Paschen. 2017. Hybrid falling tones in Limbum. To appear in Proceedings of ACAL 47. [PDF draft]
    • Becker, L. & J. Nformi. 2016. Focus and verb doubling in Limbum. In K. Barnickel et al. (eds.), Replicative Processes in Grammar (Linguistische Arbeitsberichte 93), 57–84. Universität Leipzig. [PDF]
    • Gjersøe, S., J. Nformi & L. Paschen. 2016. The interaction of lexical tone and phrase-level intonation in Limbum. In J. Barnes, A. Brugos, S. Shattuck-Hufnagel & N. Veilleux (eds.), Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016. 109–113. [PDF]


    • Nformi, J. 2017. Complementizer agreement and intervention effects. [PDF draft]
    • Nformi, J. 2017. Register lowering and tonal overwriting in Limbum deverbal nouns
    • Nformi, J. 2016. Tone transfer in Narrow-Grassfields Bantu verbal reduplication.
    last modified: 10.01.2019