Document Type: Interview
Department of English, Facalty of Literature and Humanities, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Nigel Lowther Love is associate professor of linguistics at University of Cape Town. He was born in 1950 in the U.K. He received his B.A. (1973), M.A. (1976) and D. Phil. (1976) from Oxford University. His Ph.D. thesis title was: The generative phonological analysis of non-vocalic alternations in Modern French. Nigel Love has been the invited lecturer or conference speaker at universities in: Athens, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cambridge, Cape Town, Chicago, Copenhagen, Durban, Edinburgh, Grahamstown, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Jyväskylä, Kirksville, Montpellier, Mumbai, New Orleans, Nottingham, Odense, Oxford, Paris, Pittsburgh, Quebec, Seville, Stellenbosch, Tambov, Warsaw and Williamsburg. He was the head of Linguistics Department at University of Cape Town (1995-1998). He has been the editorial board member (since 1992) and associate editor (since 2019) of journal of Language and Communication. He was the editor of the journal of Language Sciences (1997-2014). Among his authored and coauthored publications are Generative Phonology: A Case-Study from French (1981), The Foundations of Linguistic Theory: Selected Writings of Roy Harris (1990), Linguistics Inside Out: Roy Harris and His Critics (1997), and Language and History: Integrationist Perspectives (2006). JALDA’s editor-in-chief, Dr. Bahram Behin had the following short communication with Nigel Love.