Dr. phil. Folajimi Oyebola (Wiss. Mitarbeiter)
Dr. phil. Folajimi Oyebola
Büro: GW 2, A 3.490
Telefon: +49 (0)421 218-68151
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- Varieties of English (African Englishes)
- Corpus linguistics
- Computational Linguistics
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Language use in discourse
PhD English Linguistics, University of Münster, Germany
|February 2015||M.A. English Linguistics, University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|November 2011||B.A. English Studies and Literature, University of Benin, Nigeria|
Awards, Grants, Honours
|February 2022||Walter Benjamin (DFG) Postdoctoral award.|
|2020||Doctoral Grants by Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst, Germany|
|January 2015||Best Graduate Student, University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|July 2013||United Nations 2013 My World Survey Commendation Awards|
|November 2011||Most Admirable Graduating Student, University of Benin, Nigeria|
|September 2010||Most Outstanding Student, University of Benin, Nigeria|
|August 2008||Best Undergraduate Student, University of Benin, Nigeria|
|Since Feb 2022||Postdoctoral researcher, University of Bremen, Germany|
|Oct 2017 – Feb 2022||Research Assistant, University of Münster, Germany|
|Mar 2 – Mar 31 2020||Visiting Researcher, Department of English, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria|
|Jan 06 – Feb 28 2020||Visiting Researcher, Department of English, University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Dec 2015 – Sept 2017||Lecturer, English Linguistics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria|
|May 2015 – Dec 2015||Part-time Lecturer, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria|
|Since 2019||Managing Editor, CLAREP Journal of English and Linguistics (C-JEL)|
|Since 2018||International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE)|
|Since 2017||World Englishes in NRW (WEiN)|
|Since 2016||English Scholars’ Association of Nigeria (ESAN)|
Scientific Conferences Attended with Paper Presentations:
|June 2021||6th International Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 6), University of Eastern Finland School of Humanities, Finland, held from 2 – 5 June 2021. Paper presented (with Dagmar Deuber and Muhammad Shakir): Orthographic Standardisation of .Nigerian Pidgin in Computer-mediated Communication Revisited.|
|November 2019||66th StuTs Conference on Linguistics, University of Munich, Germany, held from 27th to 30th, 2019. Paper presented (with Helena Moronova): Is Black English really black? Attitudes of Americans towards Black English|
|September 2019||8th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English, University of Bamberg, Germany, held from 26th to 28th September 2019. Paper presented (with Warsa Melles): Question Intonation in Educated Nigerian English.|
|August 2019||International Congress of Phonetics Sciences (ICPHs) 2019, Melbourne, Australia, held from 5th to 9th August 2019. Paper presented (with SinYu Bonnie Ho and Zeyu Li): Sociophonetic Study of Dental Fricatives in Standard Nigerian English.|
|June 2019||8th Bonn Applied English Linguistics Conference (baelc8), University of Bonn, Germany, held from 28th to 29th June 2019. Paper presented: Accents of English in Nigeria.|
|June 2019||40th International Linguistics Conference, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, held from 20th to 21st June 2019. Paper presented (with Kingsley Ugwuanyi and Adetunji Adepoju): Attitudes of Nigerians towards BBC Pidgin.|
|May 2019||65th StuTs Conference on Linguistics, University of Cologne, Germany, held from 23rd to 26th May, 2019. Paper presented: Accents of English in Nigeria: An Attitudinal Study|
|July 2018||5th International Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 6), Institute of English Studies, Malet Street, London, held from 17 – 20 July 2018. Paper presented: Discourse Intonation in the Non-native English Environment.|
|May 2018||International Workshop 2018, “Modelling the Linguistic Architecture of English Theories and Methods”, Universidad de Vigo, Spain, from 24th to 25th May 2018. Paper presented: Language Attitudes in Nigeria.|
|February 2017||9th University of Uyo Conference on Language and Literature (UCOLL), University of Uyo, Nigeria, held from 21st to 24th February 2017. Paper presented: Anywhere but Washington: A Critical Discourse Intonation Analysis of Donald Trump’s Election Victory Speech.|
|October 2016||International Conference on Postgraduate Academic Writing, Networking and Mentoring in the Humanities (PAWNAM), Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria, held from 11th to 12th October 2016. Paper presented: Discourse Intonation and Pedagogy.|
|September 2016||32nd Annual National Conference of the English Scholars’ Association of Nigeria (ESAN), Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, held from 5th to 8th September 2016. Paper Presented: Imagining the Future of English Studies: Discourse Intonation in the Nonnative English Environment.|
Ugwuanyi, Kingsley & Oyebola, Folajimi (in press). Attitudes of Nigerian Expatriates towards Accents of English. Poznan Journal of Contemporary Linguistics.
Unuabonah, Foluke, & Oyebola, Folajimi (2022). “He’s a lawyer you know and all of that” General extenders in Nigerian English. English World-wide. https://doi.org/10.1075/eww.21065.ola
Alfred, Bukola & Oyebola, Folajimi (2021). Discourse Strategies in President Buhari’s Speech on the #EndSARS Protests in Nigeria. Language and Semiotic Studies, 7(4), 121-144.
Unuabonah, Foluke, Oyebola, Folajimi & Gut, Ulrike (2021). “Abeg na! We write so our comments can be posted!” The Borrowing of Nigerian Pidgin Pragmatic Markers in Nigerian English. Pragmatics. https://doi.org/10.1075/prag.19038.unu
Oyebola, Folajimi (2021). Me too: A Corpus-based Critical Discourse Analysis of Sexual Discoursein News on the Web. In M. Ademilokun, A. Onanuga, F. Oamen & B. Alfred (Eds.) Critical Discourse Analysis and the Linguistics of Social Media Interaction: Essays in Honour of Professor Rotimi Taiwo. Ile-Ife: Obafemi Awolowo University Press.
Oyebola, Folajimi. (2021). Speaking English the Nigerian Way: Acceptable or not? In A. Daramola, C. Anyagwa & T. Adepoju (Eds.), FunctionalApproaches to Language and Literary Studies: Essays in Honour of Professor Segun Awonusi. Lagos: University of Lagos Press.
Oyebola, Folajimi & Gut, Ulrike (2020). Nigerian Newscasters’ English as a Model of English in Nigeria? Poznan Journal of Contemporary Linguistics56(4), 651-680.
Oyebola, Folajimi & Alfred, Bukola (2020). Verb Complementation Patterns in Nigerian English. CLAREP Journal of English and Linguistics, 2, 57-76.
Oyebola, Folajimi. (2020). Theorising World Englishes: Attitudes and Identity in the Nigerian Context. In Adepoju T. (Ed.), Linguistics and Literary Theories: An Empirical Exploration. Lagos: University of Lagos Press.
Oyebola, Folajimi (2020). Relative Clauses in Standard Nigerian English. ClarepJournal of English and Linguistics 2: 60-75.
Alfred, Bukola & Oyebola, Folajimi (2019). Media Perspectives on Boko Haram Insurgency and Herdsmen-Farmers’ Crises in Nigeria: An Analysis of Transitivity in Newspaper Editorials. Linguistik Online, 95(2), 3-16. https://doi.org/10.13092/lo.95.5513
Oyebola, Folajimi, Ho, Sin Yu Bonnie, & Li, Zeyu (2019). A Sociophonetic Study on TH Variation in Educated Nigerian English. In S. Calhoun, P. Escudero, M. Tabain & P. Warren (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetics Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019 (pp. 2320-2323). Canberra, Australia: Australia Speech Science and Technology Association Inc. icphs2019.org/icphs2019-fullpapers/pdf/full-paper_730.pdf
Oyebola, Folajimi (2018). Number Marking in BBC Pidgin. International Journal of Linguistics, 3(1), 35-44.
Oyebola, Folajimi (2017). The Future of English Studies: Discourse Intonation in the Nonnative English Environment. Journal of the English Scholars Association of Nigeria, 19 (1), 138-150.
Oyebola, Folajimi (2016). A Night of a Thousand Laughs: A Pragmatic Study of Humour in Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP), 6(6), 433-437. http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0616/ijsrp-p5460.pdf
Oyebola, Folajimi (2016). Training Effects on Perception and Production of the VowelSchwa: A Study of Selected Yoruba Speakers of English. Saarbrücken: Lambert.
- Current topics in research on World Englishes (Monday: 10:15 – 11:45 )
- English‐based Pidgins and Creoles (Monday: 14:15 – 15:45)
- Since Feb. 2022. Verb complementation patterns in African Englishes (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - Projektnummer 493540387)
- BBC Pidgin Corpus (since 2017) Own resources project