Prof Oyetade S.O.

Oyetade S.O.||University of Ibadan





Solomon Oluwole OYETADE


Academic and Professional Qualifications

B.A, M.A, PhD (Ib)




Area of Specialisation




Department of Linguistics and African Languages, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.




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Research Projects/Activities


In Progress


Dissertation and Thesis

  1. Oyetade, S. O. (1981) A Phonological Analysis of Arigidi. B. A. Long Essay.
  2. Depatment of linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Ibadan. 
  3. Oyetade, S. O. (1983) A Survey of Attitudes towards some Yoruba Dialects. M. A. Dissertation in the Department of Linguistics and African Languages, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  4. Oyetade, S. O. (1990). Nupe-Yoruba Endoglossic Bilingualism in Shaare/Tsaragi Community in Kwara State. Ph D Thesis, University of Ibadan.



  1. Oyetade, S. O. (1995a) ’Towards a Study of Linguistic Variation in Yoruba: A Preliminary Statement’  In  Owolabi, Kola (ed.) Language in Nigeria: Essays in Honour of Ayo Bamgbose Ibadan: Group Publishers. Pp. 201-212.
  2. Odejide, Biola; Soola, Dayo; Oyetade, Wole and Mosuro, Tola (1995b)   English for Communicative Tasks in Higher Education with Additional Grammar and Use of Library Supplements. Ibadan: Stirling Horden Publishers; 288 pages.
  3. Oyetade, S. O. (1998) „Issues in the Harmonisation and Standardisation of Yoruba in Nigeria and in the Republic of Benin: Implications for Education and Development”. In Prah, K. K. (ed.) Between Extinction and Distinction: The Harmonisation and Standardisation of African Languages. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press. Pp 17-41.
  4. Oyetade, S. O. (2001a) „Attitude to Foreign Languages and Indigenous Languages Use in Nigeria”. In Igboanusi, Herbert (ed.) Language Attitude and Language Conflict in West Africa. Ibadan: Enicrownfit Publishers. Pp 14-29.
  5. Egbokhare, F. O.; Oyetade, S. O.; Urua, Eno and Amfani, A. H. (2001b) Language Clusters of Nigeria on the Basis of Mutual Intelligibility. Cape Town: Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society. My contribution in the work is the compilation of language clusters in the South west.
  6. Egbokhare, F. O. and Oyetade, S. O. (eds.) (2002b) Harmonisation and Standardisation of Nigerian Languages. Cape Town: Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society. I wrote the introductory essay in collaboration with the first author., as well as the editorial work of the whole collection.
  7. Oyetade, S. O. (2002c)„Towards the Unification of Orthographic Practices in Defoid”. In Egbokhare, F. O. and Oyetade, S. O. (eds.) Harmonisation and Standardisation of Nigerian Languages. Cape Town : centre for Advanced Studies of African Society. Pp 36-55.
  8. Oyetade, S. O. (2002d)”Diglossia with Bilingualism? Language Choice in a Nigerian Composite Community”. In Babatunde T. Sola and Adeyanju, Dele S. (eds.) Language, Meaning and Society: Papers in Honour of E. E. Adegbija       at 50. Ilorin: Hay Tee Books. Pp 429-451.
  9. Oyetade, S. O. (2004a) Towards a Realistic Measure of Bilingualism in Africa: Nigeria as a case Study. In Owolabi, Kola and Dasylva, Ademola (eds.) Forms and Functions of English and Indigenous Languages in Nigeria. A Festschrift in Honour of Ayo Banjo. Ibadan: City Group Publishers. Pp 482-506.
  10. Oyetade, S. O. (2004b) Language Endangerment in Nigeria: Perspectives with the Akpes Cluster of Akoko Languages. In Akinlabi, A. and Adesola, O.  (eds.) Proceedings of the 4th World Congress of African Linguistics, New Brunswic2003. Cologne: Rudiger Koppe. Pp 529-548.
  11. Fontem A.N and Oyetade S.O (2005) ”Declining Anglophone English Language Proficiency in Cameroon: What Factors should be considered ? In chia, E.N. T Taka, K.I and Jick, H.K (eds.) Globalization and African Experience: Implications  for Languages,Literature and Education. Buea, Cameroon: Anucam Publisher. Pp 64 – 87.
  12. Oyetade, S. O. (2009) Origin, Development and Varieties of English .In Osoba, G. English Language and Communication Skills for Official Purposes: A Training Manual for Lagos State Civil Servants.Lagos: LASU and Lagos State Ministry of Establishments Training and  Pensions. Pp 3-15. 
  13. Oyetade, S. O. (1985) Dialect Attitudes among University Students: Perspectives with some Yoruba Dialects  Review of English and Literary Studies, 2(2): 227-237. ( Dept of English, University of Ibadan)
  14. Oyetade, S. O. (1990) The place of Indigenous Languages in the Overall Educational Objectives of Nigeria  Oye: Ogun Journal of Arts 3: 102-110. (Faculty of Arts, Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye)
  15. Oyetade, S. O. (1992a) On the Nature of Bilingualism in Nigeria, Research in Afrtican Languages and Linguistics 2: 13-20. (Dept. of Linguistics and African Languages. University of Ibadan, Ibadan).
  16. Oyetade, S. O. (1992b) Multilingualism and Linguistic Policies in Nigeria African Notes: Journal of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan 16 (1&2): 32-43.
  17. Oyetade, S. O. (1993) National Ideology and Language Development  An Appraisal of Nigeria, s Language Policy on Education. Papers in Ghanaian Linguistics 10, 47- 61( Linguistics Association of Ghana)
  18. Oyetade, S. O. (1994) Taboo Expressions in Yoruba. Afrika und űbersee, 77: 91-103. (University of Hamburg, Germany).
  19. Oyetade, S. O. (1995c) Bilingualism and Language Use in the Nupe Settlement in Ibadan. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 116: 61-79. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin and New York.
  20. Oyetade, S. O. (1995d) A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Address Forms in Yoruba. Language in Society, 24 (4): 515-535. Cambridge University Press.
  21. Oyetade, S. O. (1996) Bilingualism and Ethnic Identity in a Nupe-Yoruba Border Town in Nigeria. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 17 (5): 373-384. Multilingual Matters Limited. Clevedon, England.            
  22. Oyetade, S. O. (1998) Attitude of Minority Language Speakers to the Major Languages, Journal of Issues in Social Sciences 2 (1), 70-82. Faculty of Social Sciences, Ondo State University, Ado Ekiti, now Ado Ekiti University, Ado Ekiti.
  23. Malomo, A. O. , Ogundeji, P. A., Oyetade, S. O. And Shokunbi, M. T. (1999) Anatomi  Anatomy in Yoruba   Initial Problems and Prospects. West African     Journal of Anatomy 7, 25- 27
  24. Oyetade, S. O. (1999/2000) Verbal Iindirection in Yoruba Informal Conversation. Isase: Ibadan Journal of Folklore 1&2, 14 - 21. ( Ibadan Cultural Group, Faculty of Arts,  University of Ibadan.)
  25. Oyetade, S. O. (2001) Language and Integration in the West African Sub-Region. Inquiry in African Languages and Literatures 4, 41-63  Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State.
  26. Oyetade, S. O. (2001/2002) Language Policies and Planning in Nigeria. Research in African Languages and Literature 6: 51-66. (Dept. of Linguistics and African Languages, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.)
  27. Oyetade, S. O. (2003) Language Planning in a Multi-Ethnic State: the Majority/Minority Dichotomy in Nigeria. Nordic Journal of African Studies 12 (1) 105-117. University of Helsinki, Finland.
  28. Oyetade, S. O. (2004c) Language and Political Changes in the Southwest. Language and Librarianship Journal. 1 (3) 72-83. National Institute for Nigerian Languages, Aba.
  29. Oyetade, S. O. (2005) Incipient Language Shift in Auga, Akoko. Journal of Language, Culture and Communication. 1. (3) 1-13. Department of Information Technology. University of Technology, Yola.
  30. Oyetade, S. O. (2007) Language Endangerment and Language Preservation: Perspectives on Akoko Languages of the Southwest. Small Languages and Small Language Communities 55. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 184: 169-184.
  31. Oyetade, S.O. (2011) The Yoruba Language in Diaspora: Lessons from the English Language. Yoruba: Journal of The Yoruba Studies Association of Nigeria 6 (5) : 1-24
  32. Oyetade, Wole (1991) Akitiyan Fun Igbedide Oro-Aje Naijiria. Translation of  Wale Oyemakinde (1990) Strategies for Revamping the Nigerian Economy. Ibadan: Sketch Publishing Company for Sunlight Institute. 83pp.   
  33. Oyetade, S. O. (1995e) Yoruba Grammar I. Ibadan: Centre for External Studies, University of Ibadan. 154pp.
  34. Oyetade, S. O. (2001) Eko Ifedewede Yoruba (Contrastive Studies in Yoruba). In Ayelaagbe, Bayo (ed.) Akojopo Imo Ijinle Yoruba, Apa Keta. Oyo: St. Andrews College of Education. Pp 67-80.
  35. Oyetade, S. O. (2008)  Yoruba Grammar II. Ibadan: Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan.