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.

 

The Launch of the Association of German Studies Scholars in Eastern and Central Africa (GOZA)

Date and time: 
Wed, 2015-06-10 09:00
Location / Venue: 

The Auditorium, Goethe Institut, Nairobi (10th - 11th June, 2015)

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2015-06-22 14:24
Pictures of the Event (DO NOT USE): 

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

Date and time: 
Wed, 2015-06-17 14:00
Location / Venue: 

ED 213

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

 

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2015-06-17 13:17

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

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