Furniss, Graham (Lytton)

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FURNISS, Graham (Lytton)

FURNISS, Graham (Lytton). British (born India), b. 1949. Genres: Area studies, Language/Linguistics, Literary criticism and history. Career: Seminaire St. Louis, Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal, professor of English, 1967-68; Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, part-time lecturer in Nigerian languages, 1973-74; University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, lecturer in languages and linguistics, 1977-79; University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, England, lecturer, 1979-89, senior lecturer, 1990-96, reader in Hausa cultural studies, 1996-99, chairperson, Centre of African Studies, 1989-93, dean of languages, 1995-97, professor of African-language literature, 1999-, dean of the Faculty of Languages and Cultures, 2002-. Guest lecturer at universities worldwide; British Broadcasting Corp., occasional broadcaster for BBC Hausa Service. Publications: Second Level Hausa: Grammar in Action, 1991; Ideology in Practice: Hausa Poetry as Exposition of Values and Viewpoints, 1995; Poetry, Prose, and Popular Culture in Hausa, 1996. EDITOR: Writings on Hausa Grammar: The Collected Papers of F.W. Parsons, 1982; (with P.J. Jaggar, and contrib.) Studies in Hausa Language and Linguistics, 1988; African Languages and Cultures, 2 vols., 1988-89; (with R. Fardon, and contrib.) African Languages, Development, and the State, 1994; (with L. Gunner, and contrib.) Power, Marginality, and African Oral Literature, 1995; (with R. Fardon) African Broadcast Cultures: Radio in Transition, 2000. Contributor to books and periodicals. Address: Department of African Languages and Cultures, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh St, Russell Sq, London WC1H 0XG, England.