Dr. Lewis A.A.

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Mr. A. A. Lewis

Lecturer I

Department of Linguistics & African Languages

Faculty of Arts

University of Ibadan

Contact

Telephone number: +2348033917443

E-Mail address: [email protected], [email protected]

Education

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I am enrolled in the graduate programme and teach in the undergraduate programme of Linguistics at Ibadan. Perhaps I am the foremost fan of my university and the academia. My Ph.D research work is to establish pre-historical relationships – ancestral, cultural, professional, migrations etc. – among Nigeria’s Northern Edo minority language speakers, buying pretty much into Punctuated Equilibrium as specified by R.M.W. Dixon. I am thirty-seven, married to Ope, ’Toke is our first. I coach the University Debating Society.

 

Education

 

 

M.A. Linguistics, University of Ibadan, 2004. “Sound tracking the Okpamheri”

B.A. Linguistics (First Class) University of Ibadan, 2000. “Emai in Optimality”

Publications

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On-going Research

  • “Language Birth: The Reality of Yoruba Languages’
  • Jeremi: A game that teaches phonology.
  • Acoustic Upstep in Igbo
  • “Soundtrack of the Okpamheri”
  • “Igbos are Jews?” with Kikelomo Ogbodo
  • “A Sound-Based Dialect Map of Yoruba” with Olateju Owolabi
  • “The Metrics of Yoruba Chants” with Toyin Olatunji
  • “Yoruba Separation and Dispersal” with Tope Ajayi
  • “Cross-Border Gun Phonology” with Ife Odeyemi
  • “Ibadan History as Told by Place Names” with Wole Olofin
  • “Sound Acquisition by Defoid Children” with Joke Adigun 

Recent Publications

2004.   “A Constraint Based Analysis of Nominal Clips in Yoruba” in Kola Owolabi and Ademola Dasylva (Eds.) Forms and Functions of English and Indigenous Languages in Nigeria. A Festshcrift In Honour of Ayo Banjo. Group Publications Ibadan 296-312.

2005.   “Marginalization of Northern Edo Vernaculars” with Ronald P. Schaefer and Francis Egbokhare in Nigel Grawhall and Nicholas Oslter (Eds.) Creating Outsiders: Endangered Languages, Migrations and Marginalization. Proceeding of Ninth Conference of Foundation of Endangered Languages, England. 168-175.

2007.   “Cognates Tell the Prehistory of the Okpamheri” in Francis Egbokhare and Clement Kolawole (Eds.) Globalization and the Future of African Languages. Ibadan Cultural Studies Group, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan. 162-185.

 

Awards

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  • Visiting Scholar at Southern Illinois University Edwardville (2002, 2003, 2004).
  • Beneficiary of Grant from U.S. State Department’s Colleges and University Affiliations Program (ASIY 1333) 2002-2004.
  • Best B.A. (2000) and M.A. (2004) graduate of Linguistics, University of Ibadan.