Dr. Myles F. Leitch

Dr. Myles F. Leitch

Chair of the Department of Linguistics

mleitch@tyndale.ca
416.226.6620 Ext. 2211

PhD, University of British Columbia, 1997
MA, University of Texas (Arlington), 1982
MTS, Tyndale Seminary, 2009
BA, Dalhousie University, 1977

Areas of Specialization: Phonology, Morphology, Bantu languages and linguistics

Dr. Leitch’s linguistics research and teaching span 2 decades. He did extensive fieldwork (1988-1992) on the Dibole language of Congo (Brazzaville), creating a dictionary and giving the language a written form in preparation for a Bible-translation project. He served as a linguistic consultant and field director for Wycliffe-SIL in Central Africa (Congo and Gabon 1997-2002). He has taught extensively in the core areas of linguistics in universities in Africa (Gabon and Cameroon) the US (University of North Dakota), and Canada (York University). From 2003-2008 Dr. Leitch was professor and Head of the Bible Translation Department at FATEAC, a francophone seminary in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

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