History of the Department

The Department of Linguistics and Languages is one of the oldest and largest departments in the Faculty of Arts having been established in the 1970s. It is located at  Main Campus, Education Building, third floor. The main office is room 310. Until recently it was known as the Department of Linguistics and African Languages. The name was changed in 2005 following the restructuring of Departments across the University. The Department has fourty three  academic members of staff, three administrative staff and two technical staff. The main focus of research in the Department is the languages of East and Central Africa with a bias on the languages of Kenya shown in the Ethnologue below. Research in Communication is also underscored.

 

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

Documentation : 

Departmental Seminar

Date and time: 
Wed, 2014-10-01 11:40
Location / Venue: 

Education Building Room 213

TOPIC: The (Un)translatability of African Literature: Problems and Perspectives

 Presenter: Dr. Shaban Mayanja

(German Department)

Date: Wednesday 1st October 2014

Time: 2pm

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2015-10-01 11:40
Contact Person: 

Dr. Shaban Mayanja

African Languages Conference - 2014

Date and time: 
Wed, 2014-06-18 11:13
Location / Venue: 

Johannesburg, South Africa (26th - 30th May 2014)

The African Languages Conference - 2014 comes at a time when debate on the underepresentation of African Languages is raging accross the continent. Dr. Maloba Wekesa was invited to be among the Key note speakers in the conference organized by the Amabhubesi Group in conjunction with the University of Pretoria.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2030-06-18 11:13
Contact Person: 

Dr. Maloba Wekesa

Departmental Seminar

Date and time: 
Fri, 2014-04-25 11:59
Location / Venue: 

Education Building Room 213

 

TOPIC: Clause Chaining  in Toposa (Eastern Nilotic)

A Pragmatic Approach

 

Presenter: Dr. Helga Schroeder 

 

Date: Wednesday 30th of April 2014

 

Time: 2pm

Everybody is welcome, come on time.

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2014-09-25 11:59
Contact Person: 

Dr. Helga Schroeder

16th Triennial Alclals Conference in St. Lucia

Date and time: 
Mon, 2013-08-26 12:44
Location / Venue: 

St. Lucia, The Sandals Grande Resort

The16th Triennial ACLALS Conference, was held at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa and Beach Resort in conjunction with The Open Campus, St. Lucia, of the University of the West Indies from August 5-9, 2013 on the theme: “‘The current unbroken/the circuits kept open’: Connecting Cultures and the Commonwealth.” The Department of Linguistics and Languages was represented by Dr. Maloba Wekesa who also presented a paper titled "Understanding Discourse at Word Level".

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2017-08-26 12:44
Contact Person: 

Dr. Maloba Wekesa

Pictures of the Event (DO NOT USE): 

PhD Proposal Defence

Date and time: 
Wed, 2013-07-10 11:54
Location / Venue: 

ED 206

The Department of Linguistics and Languages invites all to attend Zipporah's PhD proposal

Title: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF GENDER AND LANGUAGE SEGREGATION IN EKEGUSII DISCOURSE

Date: Wednesday 10th July, 2013

Time: 2pm

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2013-07-05 11:54
Contact Person: 

Dr. Helga Schroeder/ Dr. Zaja Omboga

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