DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS & AFRICAN LANGUAGES

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS & AFRICAN LANGUAGES

PROF. SULAIMAN ALABI YUSSUF

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT  WELCOME ADDRESS

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT’S BIOGRAPHY

 

BRIEF HISTORY OF DEPARTMENT

The Department of Linguistics and African Languages was established in the year 2004. The Department was initially housed in the Department of English and Literary Studies for two academic Sessions and took off fully as a full-fledged department in the 2006/2007 session.  The Department runs two main undergraduates programmes B.A Linguistics and B.A Arabic. Proposals for the takeoff of Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and PhD in both programmes are at advanced stage and ready for presentation to Senate approval.

VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • To equip the students with up-to-date knowledge of the principles theory and practices of language studies.
  • The locations of the University give the students the opportunity to apply their training in theoretical Linguistics and Arabic Studies.
  • To prepare the students for further studies in the discipline and or relevant career in teaching, administration, the media, social engineering etc.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To equip the students with a good knowledge of the main principles of current theories and practices of Linguistics and Arabic.
  • To train them to be able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired by languages related task and problems particularly in their own environment.
  • To prepare them for further studies in the discipline and/or relevant careers in teaching, administration, the media, social engineering etc.
  • To enable students to acquire spoken and written competence in Arabic Language.
  • To acquaint students with the socio-cultural, economic political and diplomatic aspects of the life of the native speakers of the language, with a vision of promoting international understanding.
  • To equip students with adequate training for jobs in the fields of teaching translation and interpretation, administration and diplomatic services

 GENERAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The fundamental concern of the humanities is with man and his complex nature especially his multifaceted relationships with the world around and beyond.  Language being the primary tool in all human activities and also one of the most complex aspects of human nature, man must therefore try to investigate and explain better understanding of it (language)

The philosophy is framed such that it provides the students with a good language background both in English and Nigerian/African Languages (Arabic) and a working knowledge of French.  It thus equips the students with a theoretical and description background in Linguistics whose application of the study of Nigerian and African Languages (Arabic) is essential.

 ACCREDITATION STATUS

Full Accreditation (B.A. Linguistics and B.A. Arabic)

 ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT

The department is administered by a head of Department supported by other academic and non-academic staff for the smooth day-to-day running of the department.  The underlined are all responsible to the Head of Department, who appointed them to the positions:

STAFF LIST

  1. Head of Department – Dr.Sulaiman A. Yussuf
  2. Unit Head (Linguistics) – Dr. Cecilia Ifunanya Daniels
  3. Postgraduate Committee Chairman for Linguistics Professor Gideon S. Omachonu
  4. Postgraduate Committee Chairman, Aracbic Dr. Isa Alabi
  5. Departmental Examination Officer Mr. Oluseye Adegboye
  6. Assistant Examination Officer Mal, Baba Ali Alhaji
  7. Coordinator CDL&CE – Dr. (Mrs) Zuwaira Mahe
  8. Officer in charge of Departmental Library and Books – Mrs. Ifunanya Daniels
  9. Departmental screening office – Dr. Abdulmalik Nuhu
  10. Students Staff Adviser – Dr. Amos Dlibugunaya
  11. B.A. Project Committee – Dr. Abdulmalik Nuhu, Dr. Musa Inuwa, and Mr. Oluseye Adegboye
  12. Welfare Officer – Dr Ifunanya Cecilia Daniels

ACADEMIC STAFF

S/N0. STAFF NUMBER NAME RANK NATURE OF APPOINTMENT
1 ACA 682 Dr. Sulaiman Alabi Yussuf Associate Professor/Ag. Head of Department Tenure
2 ACA 1265 Prof. O.N. Maduka Durunze Professor Tenure
3 ACA 812 Prof. G.T. Teke Professor Tenure
4 ACA783 Prof. Anthony Ayodele  Olaoye Professor Contract
5 ACA1954 Prof. G.S. Omachonu Professor Visiting
7 ACA703 Prof. Mohammed Umaru Ndagi Professor Tenure
8 ACA828 Dr. Amos Dlibugunaya Associate Professor Tenure
9 ACA813 Dr. Abdulmalik Nuhu Senior Lecturer Tenure
10 ACA793 Dr. Ifunanya Cecillia

Daniels

Lecturer I Tenure
11 ACA788 Dr. Mohammed Inuwa

Musa

Lecturer I Tenure
12 ACA970 Dr. Zuwaira Mahe Lecturer I Tenure
13 ACA1332 Mr. Oluseye Olusegun

Adegboye

Lecturer I Tenure
14 ACA1334 Mr Baba Alhaji Ali Lecturer II Tenure
15 ACA1365 Mr Nuhu Abarigi Ismail Graduate Assistant Tenure
NON TEACHING STAFF
16 SS/509 Samaila Wakili Chief Sec. Asst. Tenure
17 JS/1555 Rabiu Maikeffi Senior Care-Taker Tenure

 

DEPARTMENTAL  COURSES

2018/2019 FIRST SEMESTER COURSE

100 LEVEL

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNITS REMARKS LECTURERS NAMES
LIN101 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS 1 3 CORE Prof. O.N. Maduka-Durunze
LIN103 INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PHONETICS I 3 CORE Prof. G.S. Omachonu
LIN105 HISTORY OF LINGUISTICS 3 CORE Dr. M. Inuwa & Mr O. Adegboye
LIN107 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES I 3 CORE Dr. Zuwaira Mahe

200 LEVEL

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNITS REMARKS NAMES LECTURERS
LIN201 INTRODUCTION TO PHONOILOGY 3 CORE Dr. Amos Dlibugunaya
LIN203 INTRODUCTION TO MORPHOLOGY 3 CORE Dr. Ifunanya Daniels
LIN205 PHONEMIC ANALYSIS 3 CORE Prof. G.S. Omachonu
LIN207 WRITING SYSTEM: THE GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION 3 CORE Dr. Abdulmalik Nuhu

300LEVEL

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNITS REMARKS NAME LECTURERS
LIN301 INTRODUCTION TO SYNTAX 3 CORE Dr. M. Inuwa & Mr O. Adegboye
LIN303 SURVEY OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS 3 CORE Dr. Musa Inuwa
LIN305 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLINGUISTICS 3 CORE Prof.A.A. Olaoye
LIN307 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN LINGUISTICS 3 CORE Dr. A. Dlibugunaya & Dr. I. Daniels
LINL309 CIOMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS 3 CORE Prof. O.N. Maduka-Durunze

400LEVEL

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNITS REMARKS NAME LECTURERS
LIN401 TOPICS IN PHONOLOGY 3 CORE Dr. A.  Dlibugunaya
LIN403 TOPICS IN SYNTAX 3 CORE Dr. M. Inuwa & Mr O. Adegboye
LIN405 SEMANTICS I 3 CORE Dr. A Dlibugunaya
LIN407 HISTORICAL/COMPARATIC LINGUISTICS 3 CORE Dr. A. Nuhu
LIN409 PSYCHOLINGUISTICS 3 CORE Prof. O.N. Maduka-Durunze
LIN411 DIALECTOLOGY 3 CORE Prof. A.A. Olaoye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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