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.
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.
Dr. Maloba Wekesa
Education Building Room 213
TOPIC: Clause Chaining in Toposa (Eastern Nilotic)
A Pragmatic Approach
Presenter: Dr. Helga Schroeder
Date: Wednesday 30th of April 2014
Everybody is welcome, come on time.
Dr. Helga Schroeder
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".
Dr. Maloba Wekesa
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
Dr. Helga Schroeder/ Dr. Zaja Omboga
Deans Committee, University of Nairobi
A project funded by the Deans Committee of the University of Nairobi to produce a Specialized Dictionary of Linguistics and Literature.
By Prof. J.H. Habwe & Dr. Zaja Omboga
This is a speech given by Prof Habwe as the Chief Guest in Mautuma High School during their End of Year Parents and Teachers Meeting.
The new edition of the Newsletter from the Department of Linguistics and Languages is now available. Click on the link below to view.
Dr. Tom Olali, Prof. Habwe John Hamu