Dr. Myles F. Leitch

Dr. Myles F. Leitch

Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Chair, Department of Linguistics

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 two decades. He conducted 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 United States (University of North Dakota) and Canada (York University). From 2003 to 2008, Dr. Leitch was professor and head of the Bible Translation Department at La Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de l’Alliance Chrétienne (FATEAC), a francophone seminary in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

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