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.

 

M.A Outreach Programme, December Teaching and Exam Time Tables (Linguistics & Kiswahili)

Date and time: 
Thu, 2015-11-19 10:05

To View and or Download the Time tables please Click on the Link below.

M.A Outreach Programme, December Teaching and Exam Time Tables

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2018-11-30 10:05

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

Date and time: 
Fri, 2015-09-11 09:44

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

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2016-12-31 09:44

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

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

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