Rebecca Grollemund

Rebecca Grollemund
Assistant Professor
321 Tate
573-882-2340
Areas of Study: 
English Language and Linguistics
Research and Teaching: 

Phonetics, Phonology, Historical Linguistics, African Linguistics, Niger-Congo languages (including Bantu languages), Evolution of Languages, Phylogenetic Classifications.

Education: 

Ph.D. in Linguistics, 2012, University of Lyon 2, France.

Select Publications: 

Patin, E., Lopez, M., Grollemund, R., Verdu, P., Harmant, C., Quach, H., Laval, G., Perry, G.H., Barreiro, L.B., Froment, A., Heyer, E., Massougbodji, A., Fortes-Lima, C., Migot-Nabias, F., Bellis, G., Dugoujon, J.-M., Pereira, J.B., Fernandes, V., Pereira, L., Van der Veen, L., Mouguiama-Daouda, P., Bustamante, C.D., Hombert, J.-M., Quintana-Murci, L., 2017. Dispersals and genetic adaptation of Bantu-speaking populations in Africa and North America. Science, 356, pp. 543-546.

Grollemund, R., Branford, S., Bostoen, K., Meade, A., Venditti, C. & Pagel, M. 2015. Bantu expansion shows that habitat alters the route and pace of human dispersals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 112:43, pp. 13296-13301.

de Schryver, G.-M., Grollemund, R., Branford, S. and Bostoen K., 2015. Introducing a state-of-the-art phylogenetic classification of the Kikongo language cluster. Africana Linguistica , 21, pp. 87-162.

Bostoen, K., Clist, B., Doumenge, C., Grollemund, R., Hombert, J.-M, Koni Muluwa, J. & Maley, J. 2015. Middle to Late Holocene Paleoclimatic Change and the Early Bantu Expansion in the Rain Forests of West Central-Africa. Current Anthropology, 56:3, pp. 354-384.

Bostoen, K., Clist, B., Doumenge, C., Grollemund, R., Hombert, J.-M., Koni Muluwa, J. & Maley, J., 2015. Middle to Late Holocene Palaeoclimatic Change and the Early Bantu Expansion in the Rain Forests of West Central-Africa. Current Anthropology, 56:3, pp. 354-384.

Bostoen, K., Grollemund, R., Muluwa, J., 2013. Climate-induced vegetation dynamics and the Bantu expansion: evidence from Bantu names for pioneer trees (Elaeis guineensis, Canarium schweinfurthii and Musanga cecropioides). C.R. Geoscience, 345:7-8, pp. 336-349.

Awards and Honors: 

2016-2017: University of Missouri Honors College, ASH Research Teams, Documenting Luyia together. $22,000.

2015-pres: French National Council of Universities (CNU) qualification for Assistant Professor Section 07 – Linguistics: General Linguistics and Phonetics

2007: Explora’ doc, grant from the Rhône-Alpes region (France)

2006: AALLED (Afrique Amérique Latine Langues en Danger), grant for fieldwork from the ANR (National Agency for Research) project