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Dr. Myles F. Leitch

Dr. Myles F. Leitch

Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Dr. Leitch flew to Cameroon in May for three weeks at the invitation of the CABTAL (The Cameroon Association for Bible Translation and Literacy). A linguistic specialist, he worked with four Cameroonian indigenous language communities in translating the Scriptures, specifically helping them to analyze folk stories and other narratives in their languages. Natural story structure is essential to the translation of the Gospels and other narrative portions of scripture.

Dr. Leitch presented the paper “Kirundi Glide Strengthening: An Acoustic Study” at the 5th Annual Bantu Languages and Linguistics Conference in Paris, June 13-16. This paper is a result of collaborative research done with scholars from the University of Toronto.