The Council of the West African Linguistic Society (WALS) has appointed Prof Adams Bodomo as the new Editor of the Journal of West African Languages (JWAL). He takes over from Dr. Keir Hansford who is retiring after 16 years of very remarkable service to JWAL and to WALS. Prof. Constantine Yuka introduces Prof. Bodomo as follows:
Adams Bodomo is the Chair Professor of African Languages and Literatures in the University of Vienna. He is the first black scholar to occupy such an exalted position in the University of Vienna and in all of the German-speaking world.
He has been: Chief Series Editor of the African Language Grammars and Dictionaries (ALGaD Series), Language Science Press, Berlin; Associate Editor, Studies in African Linguistics; Editorial Board Member, Journal of African-American Studies; Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Learning and Teaching Technologies (Scopus-indexed); Editor, Human Language Technology in Multilingual Perspectives and much more. Prof Bodomo has published more than 65 Journal Articles and book sections. His contributions in Books and Monographs are numerous.
I think we have one of our best in charge of our journal. Prof Bodomo will be assisted by 4 other very experienced colleagues covering North America, Europe, Francophone West Africa and Anglophone West Africa.
We congratulate the new JWAL Editorial Team and wish them good speed.