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Idowu Olusola Odebode
Prof. Idowu Olusola Odebode
Professor Idowu O. Odebode (Commonwealth Fellow) graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife with a specialization in English. He also attended the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in Lagos, where he bagged a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism before proceeding to the University of Ibadan for M. A. English (language) and Ph.D. in English (language) respectively. He was the first recipient of the American Name Society’s Emerging Scholar Award (ANSESA) in Chicago (2008) and the founding president, Society for the Study of Names in Nigeria (SSNN). He was a visiting lecturer/ Commonwealth Fellow at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, the United Kingdom in 2015. He is the incumbent Director of General Studies, Redeemer\'s University and the former Head of Department (English). His areas of interest include Onomastics, Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics.
His objectives, among others, are: to live a principled and righteous life; to discharge his duties as being accountable to God always.
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Title:A Sociolinguistic Study Of Fagunwa/soyinka’s The Forest Of A Thousand Daemons. International Journal Of Applied Linguistics & English Literature (1) 3, September, 2012.
Publisher:International Journal Of Applied Linguistics & English Literature Date:09/2012
Title:A Socio-pragmatic Study Of Characters’ Names In Wole Soyinka’s The Strong Breed. International Journal Of Applied Linguistics & English Literature (1)2 ,(2012) Pp. 127-137 Issn 2200-3592 (print), Issn 2200-3452 (online) Australia
Publisher:International Journal Of Applied Linguistics & English Literature Date:2012
Title:(xi) An Ethnographic Analysis Of Names Of Round Characters In Wole Soyinka’s The Strong Breed. Theory And Practice In Language Studies Issue 8 (2012), Vol. 2, No 9 Issn 1799-2591finland.
Publisher:Theory And Practice In Language Studies, Finland Date:2012
Title:(x) A Speech Act Analysis Of Abiku Names Among The Yoruba Nigerians (with Onadipe, A.) Language In India Vol.12:5 May, 2012, Issn 1930-2940. Pp. 129-142
Publisher: Language In India Date:05/2012
Title:“sociolinguistic Strategies In Marketing Discourse In Ibadan, Nigeria” Language In India Vol.12:2 February, 2012, Issn 1930-2940, Pp. 565-577.
Publisher: Language In India Date:02/2012
Title:Pet Naming As Protest’s Discourse In Polygamous Yoruba Homes: A Socio-pragmatic Study. Studies In Literature And Language. 4(1), 107-113. April, 2012
Publisher:Studies In Literature And Language, Canada Date:04/2012
Title: Politeness Phenomenon In 'abiku' Names Among The Yoruba Nigerians: A Pragmatic Study. (with Onadipe A.) Journal Of Cross Cultural Communication, Canada Issn 1712-8358 (print) Issn 1923-6700 (online) Vol 7, Number 4, Dec. 2011
Publisher:Journal Of Cross Cultural Communication, Canada Date:12/2011
Title:Naming Systems During Yoruba Wars: A Sociolinguistic Study. Names, The American Name Society’s Journal, Vol. 58 No. 4, Dec. 2010, 210-219
Publisher:Maney Publishers Date:12/2010
Title: A Socio-semantic Study Of Twins’ Names Among The Yoruba Nigerians. Onomastica Canadiana (canadian Journal Of Onomastic Studies) Vol. 92, No. 1 June, 2010, 39-52.
Publisher:Canadian Journal Of Onomastic Studies Date:01/06/2010
Title:Demystifying The English Verb As An Esl Bugbear. Oye-journal Of Humanities, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State- Vol.xvi, June, 2010, 149-165.
Publisher:Olabisi Onabanjo University Date:06/2010
Title:(iii) A Lexico-semantic Study Of Names Of Characters In Wole Soyinka’s King Baabu . In Ayo Ogunsiji, Ayo Kehinde & Akin Odebunmi (eds) (2011). Language, Literature And Discourse Muenchen Germany:lincom Europa Academic Publications. Pp.79-99
Publisher:Lincom Europa Academic Publications Date:2011
Title:Tense And Aspect In English. In Ibitoye, C And Adebileje, A. Eds.(2009) Use Of English And Communication Skills For Tertiary Institutions. General Studies Unit: Redeemer’s University, Pp. 41-53.
Publisher:Redeemer’s University Date:2009
Title:A Pragmasociolinguistic Study Of Names And Nicknames In Soyinka’s Death And The King’s Horseman. In Olateju, M. And Oyeleye, L. (eds) (2005) Perspectives On Language And Literature. Ile-ife: Obafemi Awolowo University Press Limited, Pp 199-214.
Publisher: Obafemi Awolowo University Press Limited, Date:2005