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Dr. Godwin Oko Ushie

Associate professor
English & Literary Studies
goddyushie@unical.edu.ng

Dr Godwin is an Associate Professor of the Department of English and Literary Studies.  He holds a Ph.D in English and Literary Studies specializing in Stylistics, Morphology and Applied English Linguistics. He has completed co- supervision of 1 Ph.D dissertation, 5 Masters of Arts Theses. He is currently c0-supervising 2 Ph.D dissertations and three Masters of Arts theses. He has 18 publications in peer-reviewed journals- both foreign and local. His research interests include language use in Literature, the English Language in the (New) Media and English Language Acquisition. His on-going research is on the impact of textese and cyberlese method of writing on students' performance, linguistic creativity in poetry in the New Media and the use of the New Media resources in language learning. He has attended 22 conferences both international and local. He has also presented at least 15 papers in the conferences attended.  He has been teaching the English Language courses in the university for two decades now.

Ushie, G. O. & Ifeakor, J. U. (2014). Name calling and vulgarity as threats to national peace and security: The case of the language of virtual community. Theory and Practice in Language Studies 4(8) pp. 1543-1549. 


Ushie, G. O. (2013). The peculiar English pronoun ‘I’ Research on Humanities and Social Sciences. 3(6) pp.71-75.


Ushie, G. O. (2011). Dialectical relexicalization in Festus Iyayi’s literary idiolect: Componential analysis approach. LWATI. A Journal of Contemporary Research, 8(1). pp.92-100.


Ushie, G. O. & Nta, E. G. (2011) Descriptive focus as a semiotic    marker in Festus Iyayi’s Violence.”Studies in Literature and Language, 5, 45-54.  


Ushie, G. O. (2009). The evolution of Ebonics (Black English) and its use in African- American literature: The case of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes      were Watching God. Ndunode: Calabar Journal of the Humanities, 8(1) pp. 183-197. 


Ushie, G. O. (2004).  Implicatures in Dennis Brutus’ Letters to Martha 16. CALEL: Currents inAfrican Literature and the English Language 2(1), pp. 260-270. 


Ushie, G. O.& Eyang, A. E. (2003). Mother tongue literacy and democracy: The case of Bekwarra  in Cross River State. Nigeria Journal of Applied Literacy and Reading” 1 pp.58-62.


Ushie, G. O. (2003). Exploiting semantic-semiotic relationship in communication. Ndunode: Calabar Journal of the Humanities 4(1), pp 79-88. 


Ushie, G. O. & Ofem, K. U. (2013).The nexus between social concerns and style: A study of selected poems in Unimna Angrey’s Drought (Ubuang). World Journal of English Language. 3(2) pp. 45-51.


Ushie, G. O. & Idaevbor, B. (2014). Umbilical accord and symbiosis between man and the environment: A stylistic analysis of selected poems of Joe Ushie’s Hill Songs and Unimna Angrey’s Drought (Ubuang). Theory     and Practice in Language Studies. 4(7), pp.1327-1333. 


Ottoh-Agede, B. S. Ushie, G. O. & Essien-Eyo, A. (2014). “Short comic stories in the social media and literacy”. 2014 WEI Academic Conference proceedings, New Orleans, USA. Pp.58-73.


Ushie, G. O. & Omonoseh, G. (2017). “Christian idiom and style in Abam Arikpo’s The Womankind of Man”. LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research 14(2) pp.90-102.


Ushie, G. O. (2010). Exploiting literary resources in teaching English in a second language teaching situation: The case of Poetry in English Language Teaching. FCT Education Secretariat Journal of Curriculum Studies & Instruction. 3(1), pp.174-180. ISSN 2010-4008.


Ushie, G. O. & Consul, I. V. (2013). Biblical dialectics as style in Moses Oko’sThe House of Blood. JONEL: Journal of Nigerian English and Literature. 10, pp.256-263. 


Ushie, G. O. (2010). The symbiotic relationship between oral literature and written African literature: A mutual stylistic interplay. The LEAJON: An Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2(1), pp.99-103. 


Ushie, G. O. & Enyinnaya, M. (2016). A rhetorical forte in the war against corruption: A stylistic analysis of Bassey Ekpenyong’s Expositions. ASUU Journal of Humanities. 3(2), pp.70-82.


Ushie, G O. & Blossom, S. O. (2016). Social Network Sites (SNS) technology and language education: Harnessing ICT – driven service delivery in FULAFIA. FJHSS: FULafia Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 1(1), pp.18-34. 


Ushie, G. O. & Ekpe, S. I. (2016). Metaphors and symbols in Festus Iyayi’s Violence: A conceptual analysis. IJOLAC: International Journal of Linguistics and Communication. 3(1), pp. 59-70. 

No Results for Research Works done

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African Literature and the English Language
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language ICALEL, May, 2013
Start: Tuesday 7th May, 2013
End: Friday 10th May, 2013
Paper Presented: Literacy, complementarities and Nationalism: A reading of three poems in Idris Amali’s Efeega: War of Ants
10 th Pan African Literacy for All (PALFA) Conference, August 2017, Ushie, Godwin Oko, Ph.D
Start: Saturday 26th August, 2017
End: Tuesday 29th August, 2017
Paper Presented: “Mother Tongue Literacy and Democracy: The Case of Bekwarra Language of Cross River State”
Regional Conference of Reading Association of Nigeria 2002
Start: Wednesday 6th March, 2002
End: Friday 8th March, 2002
Pre-Retirement
Pre-Retirement Conference in Honour of Prof. Dele Orisawayi, 2005
Start: Saturday 7th May, 2005
End: Tuesday 10th May, 2005
Paper Presented: “Poetic implicature in D. Brutus’ Letters to Martha 16”
International Conference on African Lit and the English Language ICALEL, May, 2002
Start: Tuesday 7th May, 2002
End: Friday 10th May, 2002
Paper presented: Anthropomorphism: Semiotising and conceptualizing the nature of God
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language ICALEL, May, 2018.
Start: Tuesday 1st May, 2018
End: Friday 4th May, 2018
African Lit and the English Language
International Conference on African Lit and the English Language ICALEL, May, 2008
Start: Tuesday 6th May, 2008
End: Friday 9th May, 2008
Paper Presented: Ph.d Modifying Nigeria’s English Language Curriculum through Azouzu’s Complementary Ontology
International conference of Faculties of Arts/Humanities Association of Nigerian Universities (FAHANU 2018) April 2018 Moko, Finian Igbede, Ph.D
Start: Monday 9th April, 2018
End: Friday 13th April, 2018
Paper Presented: Ushie, G. O.
Second Faculty of Arts’ Seminar Series of the Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State, August 2014
Start: Wednesday 13th August, 2014
End: Wednesday 13th August, 2014
Paper Presented:, Short Comic Stories in the Social Media and Literacy.
2014 New Orleans Academic Conference, October 2014 Ottoh-Agede, B. S. Ushie, G. O.
Start: Sunday 19th October, 2014
End: Wednesday 22nd October, 2014
Paper presented: “Work Songs and Resilence of Bekwarra Farmers in Giza in Kardarko and Kawo in Doma of Nasarawa State.”
Historical Society of Nigeria 2014North Central Conference at Benue State University Makurdi Nov18-21, 2014 Ushie, Godwin Oko, Orji-Mba, Benjamin
Start: Tuesday 18th November, 2014
End: Friday 21st November, 2014
Paper Presented:” Social Vision in Ekwensi’s The Drummer Boy.”
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language ICALEL, May, 2004
Start: Tuesday 4th May, 2004
End: Friday 7th May, 2004
Information and Communications for office Effectiveness and Improved Productivity
Information and Communications for office Effectiveness and Improved Productivity, Graduate School Board Workshop, 24th of October, 2016.
Start: Monday 24th October, 2016
End: Monday 24th October, 2016
African Literature and the English Language
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language ICALEL, May, 2010
Start: Tuesday 4th May, 2010
End: Friday 7th May, 2010
Language and Literature
11th Uyo Conference on Language and Literature (UCOLL) February, 2013.
Start: Monday 18th February, 2013
End: Thursday 21st February, 2013
African Literature and the English Language ICALEL
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language ICALEL, May, 2014
Start: Tuesday 6th May, 2014
End: Friday 9th May, 2014
Paper presented: Biblico- Christian parlance and the enrichment of English lexicon and expressions
1st FULAFIA Conference on Research, Federal University Lafia January 2015. Ushie, Godwin Oko, Ph.D
Start: Wednesday 7th January, 2015
End: Friday 9th January, 2015
Paper Presented: Literacy and Transformative Leadership: The Biblical Perspective.
15th Biennial National Conference of Reading Association of Nigeria University of Calabar, Calabar Oct 2016. Gideon Imoke Emeng
Start: Wednesday 5th October, 2016
End: Saturday 8th October, 2016
Paper Presented: Iconicity as style in Joe Ushie’s poetry
Joe Ushie @ 60 Conference, April 2018, Ushie, Godwin Oko, Ph.D
Start: Wednesday 25th April, 2018
End: Friday 27th April, 2018
African Literature and the English Language ICALEL,
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language ICALEL, May, 2016.
Start: Wednesday 5th October, 2016
End: Saturday 8th October, 2016
No Results for Grants/Awards Received