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ADEDUN EMMANUEL ADEDAYO Professor, Department of Languages

Area(s) of Specialization/Research Interests

Sociolinguistics, Applied English Linguistics, Translation

Profile

Emmanuel Adedayo Adedun is a Professor of Sociolinguistics and Applied English Linguistics. He was Head of English Department and Sub-Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. From 2016 to 2022, he was the Director of Centre for Continuing Education, Mountain Top University. He is currently the Head of Department of Languages of the same institution. He was the editor of Lagos Notes and Records, the journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos and presently, he is the editor of the Mountain Top University Journal of College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (MTU-JHUMASS). Prof. Adedun is the Chairman of Dr. D.K. Olukoya Scholarship Foundation. His publications cut across many countries and continents including Ghana, UK, Sweden, Germany, Romania and USA. He has successfully supervised 12 Doctoral Dissertations, 1 M.Phil. and 27 Master's theses across universities in Nigeria and Ghana. His current research focuses on both language deployment in Nollywood Movies and Rhetorical Patterns in the Sermons of Dr. D.K. Olukoya. He is a Target Language Consultant to Foreign Language Centre at the University of Maryland, USA. He is happily married with children.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. (English & Literary Studies), University of Calabar, Nigeria (2004); M.A. (English – Language Option), University of Calabar, Nigeria (1994); B.A. (Hons) (English & Literary Studies), University of Calabar, Nigeria (1989); Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication, King’s College, University of London, London (2009).

Professional Association

1. Area Chair, Bilingualism and Intercultural Relations, Midwest Popular Culture Association, United States of America 2. Member, Oceanic Popular Culture Association, United States of America 3. Member, Reading Association of Nigeria, Calabar, Nigeria 4. Member, International Conference on African Literature and the English Language, Calabar, Nigeria 5. Member, Association of Nollywood Intellectuals, Lagos 6. Member, Nigeria English Studies Association 7. Member, Association of Language Awareness, Canada. 8. Member, Ass. of International Education Administrators, USA 9. Member, ASMEA 10. Member, Int. Society for Humor Studies, California, USA. 11. Member, GoldenCRI, Washington, USA.

Publications

1 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo and Onyekaba Cornelius Eze (2017), ‘From Nollywood to New Nollywood: An Exploration of New Trends in Nigerian Film’ in Fosudo, Sola and Tunji Azeez (eds.), Inside Nollywood: Issues and Perspectives on Nigerian Cinema: New York: Franklin International Publishers, pp. 140-154
2 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2014), ‘English in National Development’, Emmanuel A. Adedun and Yaw Sekyi-Baidoo (eds.), English Studies in Focus: Readings in Language and Literature. Winneba-Ghana: Faculty of Languages. Pp.1-7.
3 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo and Hammond, Christiana (2014), ‘Semiotic Analysis of Selected Billboard Advertisements in Nigeria and Ghana’, Journal of Languages and Cultures, 3,1, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. Pp. 23-37. (Principal Researcher).
4 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo & Ayodeji Adedara (2014), ‘Career Prospects of Studying English’, Emmanuel A. Adedun and Yaw Sekyi-Baidoo (eds.), English Studies in Focus: Readings in Language and Literature. Winneba, Ghana: Faculty of Languages. Pp.8-19. (Principal Researcher).
5 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo and Atolagbe, Agnes Adebukunola (2011), ‘A Man in Whom I Have Great Confidence: A Discourse Analysis of Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Farewell Speech’, Akademeia, 2, 1, University of Calgary, Canada. (Principal Researcher). https://amesa.library.columbia.edu/scholars/937?locale=en
6 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2011), ‘Linguicism, Bilingualism and Language Attitudes of Nigerians: The Experience of a University Staff School”, (with Shodipe, Mojisola), Journal of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, IV,1, pp. 121-134, Department of Foreign Languages, Military Technical Institute, Bucharest, Romania. (Principal Researcher). https://www.academia.edu/4864922/Linguicism_and_Language_Attitude_of_Nigerians
7 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2011), ‘Variation and Language Engineering in Yoruba-English Code-Switching’ (with Shodipe, Mojisola), Nordic Journal of English Studies, 10, 1, pp.103-134, University of Gottenburg, Sweden. (Principal Researcher). https://njes-journal.com/24/volume/10/issue/1/
8 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo and Shodipe, Mojisola (2011), ‘Yoruba-English Bilingualism in Central Lagos, Nigeria’, Journal of African Cultural Studies, 23, 2, pp.121-132, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. United Kingdom. (Principal Researcher). https://www.academia.edu/21258372/Yoruba_English_bilingualism_in_central_Lagos_Nigeria
9 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2010), ‘The Sociolinguistics of Nollywood Movies’, Journal of Global Analysis, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, 1, 2, pp.111-138. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/292589517_The_Socio-pragmatics_of_Nigerian_English_in_Nollywood
10 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2010), ‘Figures of Rhetoric in the Language of Nigerian Christian Sermons’ (with Mekiliuwa, O. Olajumoke), Lwati: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 7, 4, University of Swaziland, Southern Africa, pp.71-81. (Principal Researcher). https://www.academia.edu/4865116/Discourse_Features_and_Patterns_in_a_Nigerian_Pentecostal_Christian_Sermon
11 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2010), ‘Discourse Features and Patterns in Sermonic Texts: An Analysis of a Nigerian Pentecostal Christian Sermon’ (with Mekiliuwa, O. Olajumoke), ARC: The Journal of the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University, Canada, 38, pp.63-94. (Principal Researcher). https://www.academia.edu/4865116/Discourse_Features_and_Patterns_in_a_Nigerian_Pentecostal_Christian_Sermon
12 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2010), ‘The Pragmatics of Christian Radio Advertisements in Lagos, Nigeria’, The Journal of International Social Research, 3, 14, Fall, University of Ordu, Turkey.pp.9-22. https://amesa.library.columbia.edu/scholars/937?locale=en
13 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo and Anana, Mariam (2019), ‘Use of English in Selected Vocational Study Centres in Lagos’, in Ilorin Journal of Applied Linguistics, volume 9, No.1, University of Ilorin, pp. 103-129.
14 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo and Christiana Hammond (2018), ‘Popular Culture and Multilingual Practices in Hip-Hop Music in Ghana and Nigeria’, in Mountain Top University Journal of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 64-86.
15 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo and Anana, Mariam (2017), ‘Relationship between English Discourse Patterns and Students Performance: An Explorative Study of Selective Vocational Centres in Lagos State’, Mountain Top University Journal of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences, vol.1, No. 1. Pp. 16-31.
16 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo and Collins Igwegbe (2014), ‘Bilingual Creativity in Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus’, Lagos Notes and Records: A Journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Vol. 20, No. 2. Pp.1-16. Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo and Collins Igwegbe (2014), ‘Bilingual Creativity in Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus’, Lagos Notes and Records: A Journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Vol. 20, No. 2. Pp.1-16.
17 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2014), ‘Ecolinguistic Resonances: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Newspaper Editorials on Environment’ in Lagos Review of English Studies (LARES), 19, 1. Pp. 66-94.
18 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2011), ‘Face-Threatening Acts and Politeness Strategies in Nigerian Christian Sermons’ (with Mekiliuwa, O. Olajumoke.), Journal of Language and Literary Studies, 1, 1, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria. (Principal Researcher). https://www.academia.edu/6505825/Face_Threatening_Acts_and_Politeneness_Strategies_in_Selected_Nigerian_Christian_Sermons
19 Emmanuel A. Adedun and Yaw Sekyi-Baidoo (2014), English Studies in Focus: Readings in Language and Literature. Winneba: Faculty of Languages, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. 650pp.
20 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo and Anyokwu, Christopher (2015), Course-Text on Literature-in-English for Joint Universities Preparatory Examination Board. Department of English, University of Lagos. 243pp.
21 Adedun, Emmanuel A. and Nweke, Benedict Onuora (eds.) (2014), New Perspectives on a Literary Enigma: A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Theodora Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, Ibadan: University Press. 406pp.
22 Okoro, Oko and Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2012) (eds.), Use of English: GST105, Lagos: Centre for General Studies, University of Lagos, University of Lagos Press. 437pp.
23 Ogundipe, Oluwatoyin; Obashoro-John, Oluwayemisi and Adedun, Adedayo (eds.) (2011), Research Manual for Postgraduate Students: A Publication of the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos. Lagos: Concept Publishers. 251pp.
24 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2010), The Use of English for Academic Purposes, Lagos: University of Lagos Press, Lagos, Nigeria, 480 pp.
25 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2010), Effective English for Business and Professional Communication, Lagos: Concept Publishers, Nigeria, 429 pp.
26 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2010), Principles of Debating and Public Presentation, Lagos: University of Lagos Press, 120 pp.
27 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2010), Principles of Debating and Public Presentation, Lagos: University of Lagos Press, 120 pp.
28 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2010), Principles of Debating and Public Presentation, Lagos: University of Lagos Press, 120 pp.
29 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo and Shodipe Mojisola (2011), Linguicism and Language Attitudes of Nigerians: The University of Lagos Experience, Faculty of Arts Monograph Series, 16, November. 50 pp. (Principal Researcher).
30 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2008), Slang as a ‘Dialect’: A Study of the Language of the Undergraduate Students of the University of Lagos, Nigeria: Faculty of Arts Monograph Series, 8, December, 34 pp.
31 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2014), ‘English and the Practice of Law in Nigeria: Command of Language and Advocacy’ in Azinge, Epiphany; Nlerum, Franscisca and Amadi, Gary Kelechi (eds.), Legal Empiricism and Writing Skills, Lagos: Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. pp. 229-267.
32 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2014), ‘Interview with Professor Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’ in Adedun, Emmanuel A. and Nweke, Benedict Onuora (eds.) New Perspectives on a Literary Enigma: A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Theodora Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, Ibadan: University Press. Pp. 350-359.
33 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2012), ‘Vocabulary Development’ in Use of English: GST 105, Centre for General Studies, University of Lagos, University of Lagos Press, pp.170-188.
34 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo and Ade-Ademilua, Omobolanle (2011), ‘Planning and Managing Presentations in Research Seminars’, Research Manual for Postgraduate Students: A Publication of the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos, Ogundipe, Oluwatoyin; Obashoro-John, Oluwayemisi and Adedun, Adedayo (eds.). Lagos: Concept Publishers. (Principal Researcher). pp.214-230.
35 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2007), ‘The Relevance of Advertising to the Teaching of English’, Daramola, Adeyemi & Olugasa, Olubukola (eds.), Literature and Language: A Drama of Life, Lagos: B Print, University of Lagos, Nigeria, pp.211-216.
36 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2006), ‘Literary Elements as Communicative Strategies in Advertising’, Ezeigbo, T.A. & Aribisala, K.A. (eds.) Literature, Language and National Consciousness: A Festschrift in Honour of Theo Vincent, Lagos: University of Lagos Press, Nigeria, pp.525-534.
37 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2005), “Carry Go”: A Sociolinguistic Study of the Language of Bus Conductors in Lagos - Nigeria”, Momoh, C.S. (ed), Integrative National Conference Vol. III (Inter-Group Tensions), Lagos: Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, pp.209-225.
38 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2011), ‘Face-Threatening Acts and Politeness Strategies in Nigerian Christian Sermons’ (with Mekiliuwa, O. Olajumoke.), Journal of Language and Literary Studies, 1, 1, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria. (Principal Researcher). https://www.academia.edu/6505825/Face_Threatening_Acts_and_Politeneness_Strategies_in_Selected_Nigerian_Christian_Sermons
39 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2010), ‘Cooperative Principles in a Nigerian Christian Sermon’ (with Mekiliuwa, O. Olajumoke.), Lagos Notes and Records: A Journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, 16, pp.110-125. (Principal Researcher).
40 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2010), ‘A Cross-Generational Study of Code-Switching and Language Attrition in Central Lagos, Nigeria’ (with Shodipe, Mojisola), Journal of Research in National Development, 8, 2b, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, pp.279-296. (Principal Researcher). https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/2056547557-EA-Adedun
41 21. Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2010), ‘The Future of Nigerian English’, Eureka: A Journal of the Department of European Languages, University of Lagos, Nigeria, 2, 1, pp.27-54.
42 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2008), Nigerian English in Print Media Advertisements: Fact or Fiction? Journal of Language and Literary Studies (LARES), 16, 1&2, University of Lagos, Nigeria, pp.133-146.
43 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2007), ‘Children’s Comprehension of Written Advertisement Headlines’, Lagos Notes and Records: A Journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, XIII , Universty of Lagos, Nigeria, pp.64-80.
44 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2005), “Paradigms for Contrasting Code-Mixing and Code-Switching: A Systemic Linguistic Approach”, CALEL, 3, 1, University of Calabar, Nigeria, pp.133-157.
45 Adedun, Emmanuel Adedayo (2005), “Theme and Information Structures in Internet Advertising”, CALEL, 3, 2, University of Calabar, Nigeria, pp.128-145.