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Roger Blench (born 1953) is a British linguist, ethnomusicologist and development anthropologist. He has an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and remains based in Cambridge, England. He actively researches and publishes, although he works as a private consultant rather than in academia.
A noted expert in African linguistics, Blench's main area of linguistic interest is the Niger–Congo language family although he has also researched the Nilo-Saharan and Afroasiatic families. He has also written about other language families and endangered languages. He has published extensively on the relationship between linguistics and archaeology, principally in Africa, but more recently also in East Asia. He is currently engaged in a long-term project to document the languages of Central Nigeria.
He collaborated extensively with the late Professor Kay Williamson, who died in January 2005, and is now a trustee of the Kay Williamson Educational Fund, which exists both to publish the unpublished material left by Kay Williamson and to promote the study of Nigerian languages. A series of publications supported by the trust is under way with Rüdiger Köppe Verlag in Cologne.
Blench has also conducted research and evaluations of international development activities worldwide, as a consultant and formerly as a research fellow of the Overseas Development Institute in London.
- David Henry Crozier; R. Blench, Keir Hansford, Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council. Language Development Centre, University of Ilorin. Dept. of Linguistics & Nigerian Languages, Summer Institute of Linguistics (1992). An index of Nigerian languages. Summer Institute of Linguistics. ISBN 0-88312-611-7 [Amazon-US | Amazon-UK].
- Roger Blench; Matthew Spriggs (1997). Archaeology and Language IV: Language Change and Cultural Transformation. Psychology Press. ISBN 0-415-11760-7 [Amazon-US | Amazon-UK].
- Roger Blench; Matthew Spriggs (2012-10-02). Archaeology and Language II: Archaeological Data and Linguistic Hypotheses. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-11761-6 [Amazon-US | Amazon-UK].
- Archaeology and Language III: Artefacts, Language and Texts. ISBN 0-415-10054-2 [Amazon-US | Amazon-UK].
- Roger Blench; Matthew Spriggs (1997). Language Change and Cultural Transformation. ISBN 978-0-415-11786-9 [Amazon-US | Amazon-UK].
- 2000. Blench, R. M. & MacDonald, K. C., eds. The Origin and Development of African Livestock. London: University College Press.
- Laurent Sagart; Roger Blench, Alicia Sanchez-Mazas (2005). The Peopling of East Asia: Putting Together Archaeology, Linguistics and Genetics. Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-415-32242-3 [Amazon-US | Amazon-UK].
- R. Blench (2006). Archaeology, language, and the African past. Altamira Press. ISBN 978-0-7591-0465-5 [Amazon-US | Amazon-UK].
- 2008. Sanchez-Mazas, Alicia; Blench, R. M. et al., eds. Human Migrations in Continental East Asia and Taiwan: matching archaeology, linguistics and genetics. London: Routledge.
- Review: [untitled] John Hewson Reviewed work(s): Archaeology, Language, and the African Past by Roger Blench Canadian Journal of African Studies Vol. 41, No. 3, http://www.jstor.org/stable/40380107