Sandra Sanneh

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Senior Lector and Director of the Program in African Languages

Sandra Sanneh is Senior Lector II and Director of the Yale African Language Initiative.  She teaches isiZulu at Yale, and also, via video conferencing, at Columbia and Cornell Universities.  Sanneh also teaches a course on the interaction between language and identity in South Africa.  She grew up in South Africa speaking several languages and is interested in the way multilingual individuals switch languages in conversation. She studied African Languages at the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg) and at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, and has an M.A. in Linguistics from Yale.