(UNESCO / Japan Young Researchers' fellowships programme)

Elie Yebou

Beneficiary country: 
Yebou Elie Benin Né(e) le 14 August 1976 dans Sahe-Lame, Benin
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Last degree obtained: 

University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC): Postgraduate advanced diploma (Diplôme d’études approfondies – DEA) in linguistic description (23 September 2009). 

Scholarly work and publications: 

Yébou Elie, De la perte de l’identite a la reconstruction de l’histoire anthroponymique. [From Identity Loss to the Reconstruction of Anthroponymic History], in the proceedings of the fiftieth anniversary symposium, 19 p. (to be published), Cotonou, February 2011.

Yébou Elie, L’origine des noms de naissance dans l’aire culturelle Ajatado : un point. [The Origin of Birth Names in the Adja-Tado Cultural Area: an Overview], in the proceedings of the third UAC symposium, 16 p. (to be published), June 2011.

Theme of the thesis: Des noms et des hommes : aspects anthropologique et linguistique du nom dans l’aire culturelle ajatado [Names and People: Anthropological and linguistic Aspects of the Name in the Adja-Tado Cultural Area] (to be defended in 2012).

What the fellow says:

"As a result of the fellowship and the work accomplished, I completed two papers for symposia on inter-faith dialogue and became a fully fledged researcher, for I have been required to participate in one symposium in Togo and in another two in Benin. The suggestions made in my research work are available and applicable to West African countries, especially Mali and Togo, now exposed to political and social crises owing to recent uprisings. I have been in close contact with leaders at the highest level in the faiths discussed and have some mastery of inter-faith issues."