Prof. Oyeleye A.L.

CURRICULUM VITAE

I.          NAME:                       OYELEYE, Albert ‘Lekan

            DATE OF BIRTH:   11 April, 1950

            DEPARTMENT:      English

II.        a)         Present Appointment (with date):      Professor – 1 October, 1999

            b)         Date last put up for Promotion:          1 October, 1999

            c)         Date of last Promotion/Appointment: 1 October, 1999

III.       University Education (with dates):

            University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) – 1971-1975

            University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) – 1977-1985

            University College, London – 1981 (January to September)

            University of Reading, Reading, U.K. – 1988

 

IV.       Academic Qualifications (with dates and granting bodies):

            a)         B.A. (Hons) English (1975)    -           Ife

            b)         M.A. (ESL) – 1979                 -           Ife

            c)         Ph.D. (ESL) – 1985                -           Ife

 

V.        Professional Qualifications and Diplomas:

Certificate in the Teaching of English for Academic Purposes (TEAP), 1988. (Reading).

 

VI.       Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes/Awards:

a)                  University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University) Staff Development Training – 1977-1983.

 

b)                  National University Commission/Overseas Development Agency – award for teachers of English, 1988 – University of Reading, U.K.

 

c)                  I have a citation in The New Who’s in Nigeria (3rd edition, 2006) published by Nigeria International Biographical Centre, Lagos. (see p. 780).

 

d)                 I received the Osun State Government 2008 award for academic excellence on August 27th, 2008, at Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria.

 

VII.     Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies:

(a)        Project Officer for Communication Skills Improvement Project (COMSKIP) – NUC/ODA Project for the improvement of the teaching of General English in Nigeria Federal Universities, 1988 to 1994.

 

(b)               Assistant Editor of Journal of Nigeria English Studies Association, 1989 to date.

(c)                Member, Nigeria English Studies Association.

(d)               Supervisor, GES (Use of English) 1992-1993.

(e)                Zonal Director, Planning Committee of International Corpus of English Project (ICE – Nigeria Corpus Project) headed by Professor (Emeritus) Ayo Banjo of English Department, U.I., 1995 to date.

 

(f)                Acting Head of Department, Department of English, University of Ibadan, 1997-1999.

 

(g)               Head, Department of English, University of Ibadan. (2004 – 2007)

 

(h)               Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan. (2007 – 2009).

 

VIII.    Details of Teaching Experience at University/Tertiary Levels:

a)                  Graduate Assistant, Department of English, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, 1977-1979.

 

b)                  Assistant Lecturer, Department of English, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, 1997-1983.

 

c)         Lecturer I, Department of Languages and Linguistics, Oyo State College of Education, Ilesa, 1983-1987.

 

d)         Lecturer I, Department of English, University of Ibadan, May, 1988- September, 1991.

 

e)                  Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of Ibadan, October 1991 to 30 September, 1996.

 

f)                   Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Ogun State University (on Sabbatical) October 1995 – September 1996.

 

g)                  Reader, Department of English, University of Ibadan, October 1996 to September 1999.

 

h)                  Professor, Department of English, University of Ibadan, October 1999 to date.

 

i)                    Courses Taught at University Level: (within the last 3 years)

 

2006/2007 Session

 

(Undergraduate)

ENG 305: The English Language in Nigeria

ENG 406: Discourse Analysis

 

(Postgraduate)

ENG 782: Meaning in Language (Advanced Semantics)

ENG 783: Discourse Analysis

ENG 795: Master’s Project (4 Students under my supervision)

 

THESES: M.Phil/Doctoral (5 Students Under my supervision)

 

2007/2008 Session

 

(Undergraduate)

ENG 406: Discourse Analysis

ENG 408: Special Subject in English Language Studies

ENG 482: B.A. Long Essays (Supervision)

 

(Postgraduate at Ibadan, U.I.)

ENG 782: Meaning in Language (Advanced Semantics)

ENG 783: Discourse Analysis

ENG 795: Master’s Essays (3 Students under my supervision)

 

THESES: M.Phil/Ph.D. Supervision (5 Candidates under my supervision)

 

2008/2009 Session

 

(Undergraduate)

ENG 406: Discourse Analysis

ENG 408: Special Subject in English Language Studies

ENG 482: B.A. Long Essays (Supervision)

 

Postgraduate

ENG 782: Meaning in Language (Advanced Semantics)

ENG 783: Discourse Analysis

ENG 795: Master’s Essays (Supervision)

 

THESES: M.Phil/Ph.D. Supervision (6 Candidates under my supervision)

 

j)          Supervision

 

I have supervised numerous B.A. Long Essays and M.A. projects in the areas of English Language – Semantics, Discourse Analysis, Stylistics, English as a second language and Sociolinguistics. To-date, I have supervised 2 successful M.Phil dissertations, 10 Ph.D. theses; and co-supervised 3 Ph.D. theses. The list is as follows:

 

1.         A.A. Maiyanga:          “A Semantic and Pragmatic Analysis of Selected

National Day Speeches of Nigerian Heads of State.”    (1989). (M.Phil)

 

2.         A.S. Dare:                   “Communicative Symbols and Images in

Garuba’s Shadow and Dream and Osundare’s Moonsongs”. (1989). (M.Phil.)

 

3.         A.L. Dairo:                  “Language and Style in Dramatic Discourse: A

Stylistic Study of Athol Fugal’s Selected Plays”. (1997). (Ph.D.)

 

4.         J.O. Ola-Busari:          “An Error Analysis of Selected Co-referential

Phenomena in Educated Nigerian English Usage”. (1997). (Ph.D) (Co-supervised).

 

5.         S.A. Dare:                   “Linguistic Reiteration in Niyi Osundare’s

Poetry”. (1998). (Ph.D.)

 

6.         C. Edonmi:                  “A Textlinguistic Approach to Niyi Osundare’s

poetry”.  Ph.D. 2000.

 

7.         Ayo Ogunsiji:              “Decoding Soyinka’s Faction: A Linguistic

Stylistic Study.” Ph.D. 2002

 

8.         M.T. Lamidi:               “The Head Parameter and Grammaticality in

Yoruba-English Code-switching Among Undergraduates in Selected Nigerian Universities.” Ph.D. 2003 (co-supervised)

 

9.         Nike Akinjobi (Mrs):   “A Phonological Investigation of Vowel

Weakening and Unstressed Syllable Obscuration in Educated Yoruba English.” Ph.D. 2004 (co-supervised)`

 

10.       C.S. Opara (Mrs):        “Discourse Stylistics of Speech in Buchi

Emecheta’s Prose Fiction.” (2005) (Ph.D).

 

11.       I. E.  Chiluwa,             “Discourse Pragmatics of News Headlines and Lead Stories in Tell, The News and Newswatch, 1966 – 2002” (2005, Ph.D)

 

12.      B.S. Ijaiya (Mrs)          “A Psycho-Pragmatic Description of Performance in the English of Selected Nursery School Children in Kwara State, Nigeria” (2007) (Ph.D).

 

13.     O.A. Idowu (Mrs)         “Cohesion in the Language of Select Christian Homilies in English-as-a-Second-Language Situation (2007) (Ph.D)

 

14.    F.O. Ladapo                   “The Language and Style of Grassroots Administration in Selected Local Government Areas of Osun State, Nigeria”. (2007) (Ph.D)

 

15.    A. Sunday                      “Phonological Description of Bilingual Nigerian Adult Aphasics.” (2008) (Ph.D).

 

k)         External Examining

 

a)                  External Examiner for the Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in 1995/1996.

 

b)                  External Examiner for the same Department above (at O.A.U., Ile-Ife), 1998/99 – 2001/2002)

 

c)                  External Examiner, Department of English & Literature, University of Benin, 2004 – 2008.

 

d)                 External Examiner for a Ph.D. thesis on “Poetry as a Linguistic and Social Event; A study of Niyi Osundare’s Poetry” in 1997 at the University of Lagos, Department of English.

 

e)                  External Examiner for two Ph.D. theses in the Department of Modern European Languages at the University of Ilorin (march 1998):

 

(i)         “A Comparative Sociolinguistic Analysis of the Form and Function of Taboos in English and Yoruba”.

 

(i)                 “Lexical Markers of Stereotypes: A Sociolinguistic Comparison of American and Nigerian Cartoons in English”.

 

f)                   External Examiner for a Ph.D. thesis on “A Discourse Analysis of the Federal Civil Service English in Nigeria”, in March, 1999, in the Department of English, University of Lagos.

 

g)                  I am at present external examiner to:

 

(i)                 Department of English, O.A.U., Ile-Ife. (2006/2007 to date).

 

(ii)               Department of English, University of Lagos, Yaba-Lagos. (2007/08 to date).

 

(iii)             Department of English, Convenant University, Canaan Land, Ota. (2006 – 2007 to date)

 

(iv)             Department of English. Lagos State University, Ojo. Lagos

 

(v)               Department of English, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. (2008 – to date)

 

(vi)             Department of English, University of Ghana, Legon. Ghana (2009 – )

 

IX.       Research

a)                  Completed

A book project titled: Use of English – A Tertiary Coursebook.

 

b)                  In Progress

 

“A Critical Linguistic Investigation of Internet Fraud Messages in Nigeria.”

This research project started in 2008 (with 2006 U.I. Senate ResearchGrant). The aim is to investigate, as a complement to existing largely sociological explorations of the phenomenon, the linguistic tools that are being employed by the fraudsters and the ideological implications of the tools as engaged in the correspondence between the fraudsters and their victims. The messages will be examined in terms of dialogic and social discourse in order to assess how these affect the Nigerian society. We are in the area of data analysis.

 

(c)        Dissertation and Thesis

 

“The Language of Achebe’s Early Novels (in the context of Nigerian English) : A Study in Literary Stylistics”, unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University of Ife (now OAU), 1985.

 

X         Publications

 

Books Already Published.

 

1)                  Oyeleye, A. L. (1988) Introduction to English Phonetics Course. Ibadan: Ben-El Books, pp. 33-44.

 

2)                  Ayodele, S. O.; Oyeleye, A. L.; Yakubu, S. O. and Ajayi (1990). (Revised and enlarged (1996). General English – A Course for the Tertiary Levels: Ibadan: Bounty Press Ltd. (45% mine).

 

3)                  Wiredu, F. F. & Oyeleye, A. L. (1998). Aspects of Functional English: Ibadan Hope Publications.

 

4)                  Oyeleye, A. L. & Olateju, M. (eds) 2003 Readings in Language and Literature Ile-Ife: Obafemi Awolowo University Press Ltd.

 

5)                  Oyeleye, A. L. (ed) (2004), Language and Discourse in Society.  Ibadan; Hope Publications.

 

6)                  Olateju, M. & Oyeleye, L. (eds) (2005), Perspectives on Language and Literature. Ile-Ife: Obafemi Awolowo University Press Ltd.

 

7)                  Oyeleye, A.L. (Ed.) (2008) Use of English – A Tertiary Coursebook. Ibadan: Agbo Areo Publishers.

 

Chapters in Books Already Published

 

8)                  Oyeleye, A. L. & Daisi, D. (1988), “Use of Pidgin English in Nigerian Radio Jingles”, Chapter 3 in Obilade and Asein (eds), Communication in School and Society, Ibadan: Omega Publications. Pp. 21 – 29. 60% mine).

 

 

9)                  Oyeleye, A. L. (1995) “Translation and the African Writer in English – A Sample Study of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease”, Chap. 25 in Owolabi, K. (ed) Language in Nigeria: Essays in Honour of Ayo Bamgbose, Ibadan: Group Publishers, pp. 364 – 379.

 

 

10)              Oyeleye, A. L. (1998), “Aspects of the Use of Language in African Poetry: Soyinka, Clark and Diop as Case Studies”, in Adebayo, A. & Odunuga, S. (eds) Literature, Ideology and Society: Essays in Honour of Abiola Irele. Ibadan: Dept of Mod. European Language, U. I. Pp 254-274.

 

 

 

11)              Oyeleye, A. L. (2003), “The Earliest History of the English Language,” in Oyeleye L & Olateju, M. (eds) Readings in Language and Literature. Ile-Ife: O. A. U. Press Ltd. Pp 1 – 11.

 

 

12)              Oyeleye, A. L. (2004), “The Power of Words and the Techniques of Public Communication,” in Oyeleye, L (ed) Language and Discourse in Society. Ibadan: Hope Publications.

 

 

13)              Oyeleye, A. L. (2005), “The New Linguistic Order: A Critical Examination of the Impact of Globalisation on the English Language in Nigeria.” In Olateju, M. & Oyeleye, L. (eds) Perspectives on Language and Literature. Ile-Ife: Obafemi Awolowo University Press Ltd pp. 1 – 13.

 

14)              Oyeleye, A.L. (2008) “Effective Listening” in Oyeleye, A.L. (ed.) Use of English – A Tertiary Coursebook. Ibadan: Agbo Areo Publishers

 

II. Articles that have already appeared in Learned Journals

 

15)              Oyeleye, A. L. (1985), “Problems of Variety Differentiation in Nigerian English – A Sociolinguistic Study”. Review of English and Literary Studies Vol. 2 No. 2 pp. 197 – 212.

 

16)              Oyeleye, A. L. (1987) “Pidgin English in Achebe’s No Longer At Ease:  A stylistic Appraisal”, Journal of Humanities,  Vol. 3, No. 3, pp 99-105.

 

17)              Oyeleye, A. L. (1987), “Transference as a Stylistic Strategy: An Inquiry into the Language of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease”, ODU: A Journal of West African Studies, New Series No. 32, pp. 160 - 169

 

18)              Oyeleye, A. L. (1988) “Language and Character Presentation in Achebe: The Example of No Longer at Ease”, ODU: A Journal of West African Studies, New Series No. 33, pp. 189 – 200.

 

19)              Oyeleye, A. L. & Dakolo, D. (1988), “Language and Meaning in Alex La Guma’s  A Walk in the Night”, Review of English and Literary Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 39-50. (60% mine).

 

20)              Oyeleye, A. L. & Ayodele A. (1989), “The Nigerian Newspaper Cartoonist and the English Language”, Review of English and Literary Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 10-22. (70% mine).

 

21)              Oyeleye, A. L. (1990), “Domesticating the English Language in Nigeria: The Example of Achebe’s Local Colour Variety”, Journal of Nigeria English Studies Association, Vol. 10, No 1, pp 28-45.

 

22)              Oyeleye, A. L. (1990) “Nigerian English: A Re-examination of Some Historical and Sociolinguistic Factors”,  Journal of Nigeria English Studies Association,  Vol. 10, No 2, pp. 1 - 12

 

23)              Oyeleye, A. L. & Ayodele, A. (1990), “Aspects of Discourse Structure in Newspaper Cartoons: A Semantic-Pragmatic Analysis”, African Notes,  New Series, Vol. 14 No, 1, pp. 81-89 (65% mine).

 

24)              Oyeleye, A. L. (1991), “Things Fall Apart  Revisited: A Semantic and Stylistic Study of Character in Achebe”, African Literature Today, No. 17, London: James Currey Publishers, pp. 15-23.

 

25)              Oyeleye, A. L. & Maiyanga, A. (1991), “Semantico-Pragmatics: A Case Study of Tafawa Balewa’s 1962 National Day Speech”, OYE-Ogun Journal of Arts,  Vol. IV. Pp. 15-27. (65% mine).

 

26)              Oyeleye, A. L. & Edonmi, C. O. (1992) “Aspects of Dramatic Discourse in Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman” Review of English and Literary Studies  Vol, 9, No. 2, pp. 41 – 52. (60% mine).

 

27)              Oyeleye, A. L. & Daisi, D. (1993) “Language and Meaning in Some Selected Nigerian Radio Jingles”, GEGE – OGUN studies in English, Vol, 10, No. 1, pp. 1 – 9.

 

28)              Oyeleye, A. L. (1993), “Katz, J. J. and Fodor’s, J. A. Semantic Theory Revisited”, Review of English and Literary Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1 pp, 1 – 9

 

29)              Oyeleye, A. L. (1997), “Advertising as a Form of Communication: An Examination of Some Selected Commercial Consumer Examples”, Papers in English and Linguistics,  Vol. 2. pp. 52 – 62.

 

30)              Oyeleye, A. L. (1997), “An Exercise in Discourse Stylistics – Exemplified: Soyinka’s ‘Telephone Conversation.” Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies. No. 7, pp. 88 - 98.

 

31)              Oyeleye, A. L. & Edonmi, C. (1997), “A Text-Linguistic Interpretation of Niyi Osundare’s ‘Waiting Laughter’ “, Ife Studies in English Language, Vol 4. pp. 61 –69. (60% mine).

 

32)              Oyeleye, A. L. (1998), “Discourse Analysis and Language Teaching: The EL2 Example”. GEGE: Ogun Studies in English, III pp. 195 – 204.

 

  1. III.             Articles Accepted for PublicationNil  -

 

  1. IV.             Technical Reports and/or Monographs

 

33)              Oyeleye, A. L. (1995) Nigeria English as ‘New English’: A Study in Linguistic Variation – Ibadan: Rels Monograph Series, No. 19, 22 pp.

 

34)              Okedara, J. T.; Okedara C. A.; Dada, A.; Oyeleye, L. and Akinola, B. (1998) Language Learning Attitudes Across Major Ethnic Groups in Adult Literacy Programmes in Nigeria. A UNESCO-SPONSORED research project led and directed by Prof. J. T. Okedara of the Department of Adult Education, University of Ibadan.

 

V         Other Publications:

 

35)              Biakolo, E. A. Oyeleye, A. L. and Tobrise, M.I.E. (1992), Countdown to Literature in English,  Ibadan: Evans Brothers (Nig) Publishing Ltd. (40% mine.

 

36)              Oyeleye, A. L. (1997), “Vocabulary Development, Style and English Registers,” Chap 22, (ed.) Ajayi, E. O. A. Osiele Study Series: General Studies Vol. 1. Abeokuta: Research and Publications Committee. Pp. 274 – 303.

 

37)              Oyeleye, A. L.; Olaniran, O., Ogundare, S. F. and Dipo Gbenro (eds) (1998) The use of English,  Oyo, Andrian Pub. Series, Vol. 1. (35% mine).

 

38)              Nwachukwu-Agbada, J.O.J., Oyeleye, A. L. & Uwasomba, C. (2005) EXAM FOCUS: Literature-in-English (2006-2010). Ibadan: University Press Ltd.