Hundreds Feted During Prize Giving Day

Over 400 students were awarded various prizes during the University of Nairobi prize giving day held on April 27, 2018.

Celebrating the International Mother-Tongue Day, 2016

The Department of Linguistics and Languages is marking the International Mother Tongue Day, 2016. The day, set aside by the United Nations in recognition of the importance of mother tongues, is marked every year on February 21. However, because this year February 21 fell on a Sunday, the Department will mark the day on February 23-25, 2016. 

The three day event will include speeches, entertainment and presentations of academic papers on issues relating to mother tongues. 

Dr. James Meja Ikobwa Wins the Internationally Recognized Jacob- und Wilhelm-Grimm-Preis

The Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Prize, financed by the German Federal Office, is
the highest recognition in International German Studies and was founded in
1995. In 2011, the Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Förderpreis was introduced for
upcoming outstanding young researchers who have visibly contributed
greatly towards the promotion of German abroad through research, teaching
and publication in the fields of language, literature and culture. The
award winner is secretly picked from a list of nominees from all over the

Dr. James Meja Ikobwa Wins the Internationally Recognized Jacob- und Wilhelm-Grimm-Preis

The Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Prize, financed by the German Federal Office, is
the highest recognition in International German Studies and was founded in
1995. In 2011, the Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Förderpreis was introduced for
upcoming outstanding young researchers who have visibly contributed
greatly towards the promotion of German abroad through research, teaching
and publication in the fields of language, literature and culture. The
award winner is secretly picked from a list of nominees from all over the

PHD PROPOSAL DEFENCE: JACQUILINE ODIMU - PRAGMATICS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES (SNS): LANGUAGE USE BY KENYAN USERS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

Announcement
Department of Linguistics and Languages


PRAGMATICS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES (SNS): LANGUAGE USE BY KENYAN USERS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

Defense of PhD Proposal

BY
ONDIMU JACQUILINE

Venue: ED  213

Date:     Wednesday, 17th of  June,  2015

Time: 2 pm


Everybody is welcome, be on time.

 

Dr. Helga Schroeder/Dr. Zaja Omboga

 

Loanword adaptation in Boro-Ukwala dialect of Dholuo: a case of borrowing from Lumarachi,Lunyala and Kiswahili

Abstract

This study seeks to investigate and establish loanwords in the Boro-Ukwala (B-U) dialect

of Dholuo from the Luhya group of Lumarachi and Lunyala B who neighbour the

speakers of B-U dialect of Dholuo. The study further investigates and establishes the

adaptation strategies a loanword undergoes from the Luhya dialects of Lumarachi and

Lunyala so that it is adapted into the B-U of Dholuo. It also looks at the adaptation

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