Prof Adeyanju D.S.

 


Prof. Dele Samuel Adeyanju

Birth date: 1958-03-28

Lecturer

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

University of Ibadan

Education

University Education (with dates):

  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin 1983 ? 1986
  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin 1988 ? 1990
  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin 1995 ? 1998

Academic Qualifications (with dates and granting bodies):

  • B. A. Linguistics and English, 1986, University of Ilorin.
  • M. A. English Language, 1990, University of Ilorin.
  • Ph.D. English Language, 1998, University of Ilorin.

Experience

  • First Academic Appointment: Lecturer II (July 7, 1998):
  • Present Post (with date): Reader, October 1, 2008
  • Date of last promotion: October 1, 2008

Posts of Responsibility Held (with dates):

  • Course Supervisor, GES 101 Use of English (2001-2003)
  • Coordinator, Staff/Postgraduate Seminar (2000 till date)
  • Faculty Representative on the Appointment & Promotions Committee for Staff on EUSS 5 and below (2003 to date)

Details of Teaching Experience at the University Level

I have taught the following courses in the Department of English:

  • ENG 202 Introductory English Phonetics and Phonology (3 units) 1998/99, 1999/2000.
  • ENG 204 The English Language Yesterday and Today (3 units) 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004.
  • ENG 305 The English Language in Nigeria (3 units) 1997/98, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/04.
  • ENG 402 English Supra segmental Phonology (3 units) 1999/2000, 2000/2001.
  • ENG 409 History of the English Language (3 units) 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2001/2002.
  • ENG 482 B. A. Long Essays (6 units) 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004.
  • ENG 781 Advanced Phonology (2 units) 1999/2000, 2000/2001.
  • ENG 784 Topics in the History of the English Language (2 units) 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004.
  • ENG 790 The English Language in Nigeria (2 units) 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004.
  • ENG 795 ? M. A. Research Project (4 units).

Titles of M.Phil, M.Phil/Ph.D and Ph.D. Theses Currently Being Supervised.

  • The Sociolinguistics of Condolences in Standard British English and Educated Yoruba English By O. R. Bello (Mrs).
  • Language Attitudes in Pentecostal Churches in South-Western Nigeria By L. Olaluwoye (Mrs)
  • Socio-Stylistic Features of General Ibrahim Babangida's Independence Day Broadcasts. By K. K. Olaniyan (Mr.)
  • The Impact of Age and Educational Attainment on the Use of American English in Nigeria By C. B. Egwuogu (Mrs.)
  • Attitudes to the English Language in Relation to the Mother Tongue in Ogun State Civil Service? By R. A. Soyele.

Major Conferences Attended with Papers Read (in the last 5 years):

  • 9th - 10th October, 2002 Abiodun Adetugbo at 65 Conference held at the University of Lagos.

Paper presented: Slangy Expressions in Nigerian English: a Sociolinguistic Overview.

  • July 17- 20, 2003, International Conference of Okun Studies, held at Circular Hotel, Ilorin.

Paper presented: Greetings in Oyo,Yoruba and Okun Yoruba: a Comparative Sociolinguistic study.

  • April 21-23, 2003 International Workshop on Identity Politics, Globalisation and Social Conflict, held in University of Lagos.

Paper presented: The Caste Phenomenon in Oweland in the context of Globalisation.

Interests

Research:

Completed: Vital Aspects of English Usage for Tertiary Institutions

 

 

In Progress:

Sociolinguistics in the Nigerian Context.

This is a collection of well-researched papers in different areas of the fast growing field of sociolinguistics. The major themes among others include, Multilingualism/ multiculturalism, code-switching/code-mixing, language planning, and policy formulation, the national language question, globalization etc. The edited work, which is expected to go to the press in August 2006, will provide a scholarly insight into current contextual variables, not only of English usage, but also of mother tongue usage in Nigeria.

 

 

Dissertations/Theses:

  • A Comparative Sociolinguistic Analysis of the Form and Function of Greetings in Yoruba and English M. A. (1989).
  • A Comparative Sociolinguistic Analysis of the Form and Function of Taboos in English and Yoruba. Ph.D (1998).

Publications

Books Already Published: Nil

  • *Babatunde, S. T. and Adeyanju, D. S. [eds] (2002) Language and Society: Papers in Honour of E. E. Adegbija at 50. Ilorin: Haytee Books.
  • Adeyanju, Dele & Egwuogu Chinyere (2002) Vital Aspects of English Usage for Tertiary Institutions. Ibadan: Stirling Horden Publishers.

Chapters in Books Already Published:

  • Adeyanju, Dele (2001) The English Sentence and Clause. In Fakoya, A. A. & Ogunpitan, S. A. (eds) The English Compendium vol. 3&4 Lagos: Department of English, (Lagos State University, Ojo). Pp. 97-107.
  • *Adeyanju, Dele (2002) Sociolinguistics: an Introductory Insight in Babatunde, S. T. & Adeyanju D. S. (eds) Language Meaning and Society: Papers in Honour of E. E. Adegbija at 50 Ilorin: Haytee Books. Pp. 527-539.
  • *Adeyanju, Dele (2003) An Introduction to English Phonology. In Oyeleye, L & Olateju, M. (eds) Readings in Language and Literature. Ile-Ife: OAU Press. Pp. 11-23.
  • *Adeyanju, Dele (April, 2004) Historicity and Language Function: A case of the English Language in Nigeria. In Oyeleye, L (ed) Language and Discourse in Society. Ibadan: Hope Publishers. Pp. 62-70.
  • *Adeyanju, Dele (2004) The caste phenomenon in Oweland in the Context of Globalization in Nigeria and Globalization: Discourse on identity politics and Social Conflicts (eds] Duro Oni, Suman Gupta, Tope Omoniyi, Efurosibina Adegbiye, & Segun Awonusi Lagos: CBAAC
  • *Adeyanju, Dele (2004) Developing Effective Writing Skills in English Language Communication Skills for academic purposes [eds] Alo, M. & Ogunsiji, A. Ibadan: General Studies programme (GSP) Unit.

Articles that have already appeared in Referred Conference Proceedings: Nil

Patents: Nil

 

Articles that have already appeared in Learned Journals:

  • Adeyanju, Dele (1998) The Sermon on the mount: A Stylistic Analysis. Centerpoint: A Journal of Intellectual Scientific and Cultural Interest Humanities Edition vol. 8 No. 1 (Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin). Pp. 95-115.
  • Adeyanju, Dele (2001) Euphemisms in Nigerian English: The Sociolinguistic Dimension. African Journal of Educational Research (AJER) Vol. 7 No. 1&2 (c/o Department of Teacher Education, University of Ibadan). Pp. 32-42.
  • Adeyanju, Dele (2001) Implications of Taboo Phenomena in Nigerian English and Yoruba. Ilorin Journal of Language and Literature (IJLL) Vol.1 No. 5 (c/o Department of Modern European Languages, University of Ilorin). Pp. 36-51.
  • *Adeyanju, Dele (2002) An Analysis of the Lexis and Grammar of Banking English in Nigeria? Centrepoint: A Journal of Intellectual, Scientific and Cultural Interest. Humanities Edition Vol. 11 No. 1 (Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin). Pp. 95-105.
  • *Adeyanju, Dele (2003) Rhetorical Devices and Social Functions of Greetings in English and Yoruba. Alore: Ilorin Journal of the Humanities vol. 13 (Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin). Pp. 29-41.
  • *Adeyanju, Dele (2003) Functionalism and Banking Language in Nigeria: A Sociolinguistic Overview. African Journal of Educational Research (AJER). Vol. 9 Nos. 1&2 (c/o Department of Teacher Education, University of Ibadan). Pp. 1-8.
  • *Adeyanju, Dele (April, 2004) Language and Mass Mobilization in a Deregulated Economy? African Journal of Information Technology (AJIT) vol. 8 Nos. 1&2 (c/o Department of Science Education, University of Ilorin). Pp. 172-179.
  • *Adeyanju, Dele (2004) Naming and Renaming in the in the scriptures: A Speech Act Analysis of Same Ecclesiastical Name.Context: Journal of Social and Cultural Studies Vol. 7 N0. 1 pp 54 ? 67.

Articles Already Accepted for Publication:

  • *Adeyanju, Dele (June, 2004) Seasons Greetings from a Cleric: A Stylo ? Semantic Analysis of Pastor Adeboye's New Year Compliments Papers in English and Linguistics (PEL) vol. 5. (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife).

Awards

  • Member, Nigeria English Studies Association (NESA)
  • Member, American Studies Association of Nigeria (ASAN)
  • Member, Modern Languages Association of Nigeria (MLAN).