A VISITING PROFESSOR FROM UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA IN AUSTRIA WITH PG LIT STUDENTS
LITERATURE STUDENTS TAKING A CREATIVE WRITERS WORKSHOP IN MARCH 2020
THE INTERUNIVERSITY DEBATES IN FRENCH
THE AUF TRAINING ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
IN SERVICE TRAINING OF TEACHERS OF FRENCH
Japanese Cultural Festival
Japanese Club- KU
Japanese language learners at a cultural festival
Prof.Ralarala of Cape Peninsulla University, South Africa, The Dean SHSS, the Chairperson of LL&FL,Dr.Nthiga and seminar participants after the launch of a book on forensic Lings

 International Conference Presentations And In Attendance

  • 2019
  • September, Warsaw, Poland Masters of Backpedalling: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Denials of Own Statements by Kenyan”. Co-authored paper presented at the RC 25 ISA 2019 – “Language and Society” conference
  • September, Warsaw, PolandShifting Language Loyalties among Kenyan Youth: A Sign of Dynamism or a Harbinger of Language Death? Co-authored paper presented at the RC 25 ISA 2019 – “Language and Society” conference.
  • August, Kampala, Uganda “Teacher’s and Parents’ Preparedness for the Competence-based Curriculum in Kenya: Are the Midwives Ready to Delivery the Baby?. Co-authored paper presented at the PALFA conference.
  • August, Eldoret, Kenya “The Role of Textbooks in Mother Tongue Education: An Obstacle or an Aid to Learning? Co-authored paper presented at the LAEA conference.
  • July, Blomfontein, South Africa “ An Examination of the Prolonged Laboour in the Formation of Compound Words in Gikuyu” . Paper presented at the ALASA conference.
  • July, Blomfontein, South Africa “ Neoliberal Discourse and Language Question in Africa: Challenges and Possibilities”” . Co-authored paper presented at the ALASA conference.
  • 2018
  • July, Toronto, Canada “Talking about Disability: Gains and Challenges in an African Context”. Co-authored paper presented at the ISA World Congress of Sociology.
  • July, Toronto, Canada Hate Speech on Social Media: Uncovering the Crevices where Hate Mongers Hide”. Co-authored paper presented at the ISA World Congress of Sociology.
  • July, Cape Town, South Africa “Metafunctional Analysis of Gikuyu Clause Complexes of Expansion”. Co-authored paper presented at the ICL20 Conference.
  • June, Tarragona, Spain  “Language and Witchcraft as a Trade:  Insights from Machakos County, Kenya”. Co-      authored paper presented at: Language at the Work Place Conference.
  • June, Tarragona, Spain “Communication Skills in the Workplace: The Kenyan Graduates’ Achilles Heel?” Co-authored paper presented at: Language at the Work  Place Conference.
  • April, Machakos University, Kenya “A Comparison of Descriptive English Compositions of Visually Impaired and Sighted Students in Kenyan Secondary Schools”. Co-authored paper presented at the 1st Annual International Conference.
  • 2017
  • August, Abuja, Nigeria “The Role of Edutainment in Acquiring Early Literacy Skills: Evidence from Kenya”. Co-authored paper presented at the 10th Pan African Literacy for All conference.
  • August, Abuja, Nigeria “When Basic Words Become Spelling Demons for some Kenyan Pupils: Literacy Sacrificed at the Altar of Dysgraphia”. Co-authored paper presented at the 10th Pan African Literacy for All 
  • August, Abuja, Nigeria “Scaling the Literacy Cliff in an Emergency Context: The Case Learners in the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya”. Co-authored paper presented at the 10th Pan African Literacy for All conference .
  • August, Abuja, Nigeria “Reading and Phonics Teaching: A Success Story from Somaliland.” Co-authored paper presented at the 10th Pan African Literacy for All conference.
  • August, Abuja, Nigeria “Illiteracy is no Defence: A Case for Improving Literacy as a Way of Enhancing Access to Justice in Kenyan Courts.” Co-authored paper presented at the 10th Pan African Literacy for All  conference .
  • July, Porto, Portugal “An Analysis of Metaphors of Incitement and their (In)admissibility in Judicial Proceedings”. Co-authored paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists.
  • July, Porto, Portugal “The Forked Road to justice: Analysis of Metaphors in ICC Discource.” Co-authored paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists.
  • “The Capacity to Assess and Treat Communication Disabilities in Kenya: Field-based Evidence”. Co-authored paper presented at the 6th East African International conference on communication disability .
  • 2016
  • November, Nairobi, Kenya “Competence in English as a Gateway to Education in Kenya: An Enabler or a Hindrance for Somali Refugees in Dadaab?” Paper presented at the Asylum Seekers in Kenya Conference .
  • August, Accra, Ghana “Adult and Life-long Learning and Development: Lessons from Somaliland. Co-authored paper presented at the INCEDI International Conference.
  • August, Accra, Ghana “Bridging the Distance in Distance E-learning: Lessons from Dadaab and Kakuma Refugee Camps in Kenya”. Co-authored paper presented at the INCEDI International Conference.
  • May, Nairobi, Kenya :Attended an international conference on English and Communication
  • 2015
  • October, Brasilia, Brazil “Carving Identity from a Nameless Code: The Case of a Secondary School in Nairobi, Kenya”. Presented at the University of Brazil.
  • April, Nairobi, Kenya “The Pot Calling the Kettle Black? Of the Case of Theses Examiners in a Kenyan Public University”. Presented at Strathmore University during the English for Effective Communication Conference.
  • February, Kenyatta University, Kenya “The Role of Social Networks in Informal French Language Learning in the Tourism Industry in Mombasa County, Kenya”. Co-authored paper presented at the International Conference on Foreign Languages and Literature in February.
  • 2014
  • August, Kenyatta university, Kenya “Negotiating Speech Handicap through African languages”. Co-authored paper presented at the International Conference on African Languages and Literatures in the 21st
  • June, Kenyatta University, Kenya “Predicting Transcription: The Role of Pronunciation and Syllabic Stress. Presented at the Linguistics Circle Seminars, Department of English and Linguistics.
  • February, Nairobi, Kenya “MOOCs: The Kenyan Experience.” Presented in Nairobi at the Third Pan-Africa Conference on training of Translators, Conference Interpreters and Public Service Interpreters
  • 2013
  • August, Nairobi, Kenya: “Utilizing Resources in Linguistic Minority Communities to Enhance Acquisition of Literacy Skills among Learners: Evidence from Maasai, Turkana and Nubian Language Groups in Kenya”. Co-authored paper presented at the International Pan Africa Reading for all conference (Colloquium).
  • 2012
  • September, Cambridge, Britain “Negotiating Language and Cultural Barriers in the Classroom: A Case Study of Migrant Learners in the Daadab Refugee Camp in Kenya, Africa”. Presented the Co-authored paper.
  • 2010
  • July, Nairobi, Kenya “Exploiting our Linguistic Diversity to Promote Oral Skills”. Presented at the Multilingualism conference held in Kenyatta University.
  • 2001
  • May, Nairobi, Kenya “Of the Distinction between Inflectional and Derivational Morphemes”. Presented at the Linguistic Circle Seminar (Kenyatta University)
  • 1999
  • July: Pretoria, South Africa, “The Adjectival Passive in Gikuyu”. Presented at the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) conference.
  • 1998
  • July: Johannesburg, South Africa, “The Syntax and Semantics of Morphological Causatives in Central Kenya Bantu Languages”. Presented at the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) conference.

chairperson english

Dr. Muhia John Mugo
Chairperson
Department of Literature, Linguistics, and Foreign Languages


 

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