Public PhD defense Lorenzo Maselli

On Friday June 21 at 10am CET, Lorenzo Maselli will publically defended the joint PhD dissertation titled  “Documenting the sounds of the West-Coastal Bantu languages of the Lower Kasai region (DR Congo): An integrated phonetic and diachronic-phonological approach” written under the co-supervision of Prof. Dr. Koen Bostoen (BantUGent), Prof. Dr. Sara Pacchiarotti (BantUGent), and Prof. Dr. Véronique Delvaux (UMons). The defense took place in the Faculty Room on the first floor of the Blandijn building (Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent) and could also be followed via livestreaming through MS Teams. The jury was presided by Prof. Jo Van Steenbergen and further included Prof. Nancy Kula (ULeiden), Prof. Rachid Ridouane (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – CNRS, Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie), Dr. Abbie Hangtan-Sonko (CNRS, LLACAN), Prof. Kathy Huet (UMons), Prof. Claudia Crocco (UGent) and Prof. Shola Adenekan (UGent).