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Dr. Akpan Inimbom James

Associate professor
Linguistics and Communication Studies
ijakpan@unical.edu.ng

Dr. (Mrs) Inimbom James Akpan joined the academic board of the Department of Languages and Linguistics, later renamed Linguistics and Communication Studies, but now Linguistics and Nigerian Languages on 28th February 1988 as Graduate Assistant and rose through the ranks to Associate Professor in 2014. Her papers for Professorship is awaiting external Assessment. She holds a B.A Linguistics 1987, University of Calabar, M.A 1993 University of Port Harcourt, Ph.D 2002, University of Calabar. She benefited from the Association of African Universities Small Scale Award as well as the Unical Staff Fellowship Award. She has taught several courses from the time of Diploma through undergraduate and Post Graduate courses. She has successfully supervised six Masters and six Ph.D Thesis and Dissertations. She has attended several conferences locally and internationally. She has published reputable journal articles locally and internationally and has written two books in Linguistics and Communication. On going research include the following; Ibibiod Place Names: A factor in community development. On going Linguistic Change in the lower Cross; A reconstruction of Ibibiod obstruents; Towards a data sheet for Cross River Languages; and Pronominal Selectional Rules in Ejagham.  

Akpan, I. J. (2000). Theoretical issues in language acquisition. University of Uyo Journal of Women Academics (UJOWACS) 1 (1)., 135-142. ISSN: 1595-6415


Akpan, I. J. (2000). Lingua Franca: The case against and for English. (OJOLA)Obudu Journal of Languages, 2 (1)., 48-55. ISSN: 1595-0433


Akpan, I. J. (2005). An Ibibio Comparative Data sheet. International Journal of Languages and Communication, 1(1)., 293-303


Akpan I. J. and Okon M. M. (2001). Sex differentiation in language use: A case study of some Ibibio terms. NAWACS: The Paragon. Journal of Women Academics 1, (1)., 207 -212


Akpan I. J. (2016). The Euphemistic Role of the Ibibiod Proverb-Riddle. LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research. 13(2)., 28-38


Akpan I. J. (2012). Place Names in Post Colonial African: A Case Study of Ibibiod languages. AJSSH: Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.ISSN: 2186-8492, ISSN: 2186-8484.


Akpan I. J. and A. I. Umoren (2011). On the Documentation of ibibiod Proverbs, Riddles and Proverb-Riddles. DRUMSPEAK. International Journal of Research in Humanities, 4(1)., 180-201 ISSN: 0855-9945


Akpan, I. J. (2006). Overcoming Linguistic Impediments in Globalization. Tropical Focus. International Journal Series in Tropical Issues. 7(1)., 83-90 ISSN: 1075-2884.


Akpan, I. J. (2006). Encouraging people to think in the marketplace, Tropical Focus: International Journal Series in Tropical Issues., 7(2)., 89098. ISSN: 1075-2884.


Akpan I. J. (2017). The Role of Borrowed Words in Language Development: The Case of Ejagham and English. LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research. 14(1)., 45-45


Akpan, I. J. (2005). Delta Cross Unity: A synchronic appraisal and implications. NDUNODE, Calabar Journal of Humanities, 6(2)., 1-20. 1117-5621.


Akpan, I. J. (2005). The place of linguistics in HIV/AIDS control programmes in Nigeria. Journal of Language and Development (LAD) 2 (1)., 68-84. ISSN: 0794-3447.


Akpan, I. J. (2005). The Historical bases of Phonemic Overlapping in the Ibibio Language. USEM, Journal of Languages, Linguistics and Literature. 1, 54 – 66.


Akpan, I. J. (2006). Delta Cross Tonemics: A comparative study. Journal of Language and Development(LAD), 4(1 and 2)., 1 – 24


Akpan, I. J. and Agi T. O (2005). The phonology of Yala idiophones. Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies (CAJOLIS) 3(1).,2 110-122 ISSN: 1115-2087


Akpan, I. J.and Noah, P. (2007). The Mbembe language: A synchronic – diachronic appraisal and Implication for Upper Cross unity and policy reforms. International Journal of Linguistics and Communication.1(2)., 83 – 108. ISSN; 1597-8508


Akpan, I. J. and Ema Ebong (2010). Language Expansion Through Phonological Translation and Transliteration: A Case Study of English and Ibibio. AGRORA: A Journal of Foreign Language Studies. ISSN: 1117-5670

No Results for Research Works done

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Paper Presented - On the Place of Linguistics in HIV/AIDS Control Programmes in Nigeria.
24TH west African Languages Congress, University of Ibadan, Nigeria 1ST – 6TH August 2004.
Start: Sunday 1st August, 2004
End: Friday 6th August, 2004
Paper Presented - Towards a Data Sheet for Cross River languages.
7th World Conference of African Linguistics (WOCAL 7) Cameroon, University of Buea August 20th - 24th 2012.
Start: Monday 20th August, 2012
End: Friday 24th August, 2012
Conference Organized – Annual Conference of the Association of Nigeria Language Teachers (ANLAL),
5. Conference Organized – Annual Conference of the Association of Nigeria Language Teachers (ANLAL), University of Calabar, 6th-9th December, 2005
Start: Tuesday 6th December, 2005
End: Friday 9th December, 2005
Paper Presented - Overcoming Linguistic Impediments in Globalization.
African Council of communication Education conference. University of Calabar. 23rd - 25th October, 2015.
Start: Friday 23rd October, 2015
End: Sunday 25th October, 2015
Paper Presented - Ibibio Vowel Correspondences
3RD World Congress of African Linguistics, Université de Benin Lome, Togo, 21ST -26TH August 2000
Start: Monday 21st August, 2000
End: Saturday 26th August, 2000
Paper Presented - The Relevance of Glottochronology in Conflict Resolution and Peace Keeping.
18TH Annual Conference of the Linguistics Association of Nigeria (CLAN), University of Port Harcourt. 11th – 14th November 2004.
Start: Thursday 11th November, 2004
End: Sunday 14th November, 2004
Paper Presented - Ibibio Place Names in Post-Colonial Africa.
Knowledge, Creativity and Transformation of Societies Conference, Vienna, Austria, Europe. 6TH – 9TH December, 2007.
Start: Thursday 6th December, 2007
End: Sunday 9th December, 2007
A Colloquium on French Studies and National Development in honour of Professor E. E. John
A Colloquium on French Studies and National Development in honour of Professor E. E. John. University of Calabar, 29th – 30th June 2004 (Observer).
Start: Tuesday 29th June, 2004
End: Wednesday 30th June, 2004
Paper Presented - Overcoming Linguistic Impediments in Globalization.
African Council of communication Education conference. University of Calabar. 23rd - 25th October, 2015.
Start: Friday 23rd October, 2015
End: Sunday 25th October, 2015
Paper Presented - An Ibibio Comparative Data Sheet
The Okon Essien 60th Birthday Symposium, University of Calabar, 26th – 28th May 2004.
Start: Wednesday 26th May, 2004
End: Friday 28th May, 2004
Paper Presented - Delta-Cross Tonemics: A Comparative Study.
Conference on Syntax-Phonology Interface in African Languages, Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Uyo, in Collaboration with the Department of Classical and Vernacular Languages, Universidade DE SAO Paulo, Brazil. 13th – 16th February, 2006.
Start: Monday 13th February, 2006
End: Thursday 16th February, 2006
Paper Presented - A Resolution of Linguistic Impediments in Gather for Reproductive Health
22nd West African Languages Congress, University of Ghana, Legon, August 15TH -19TH 2000.
Start: Tuesday 15th August, 2000
End: Saturday 19th August, 2000
Paper Presented - The Delta Cross Unity: A Synchronic Appraisal and Implications
19th Annual Conference of the Linguistics Association of Nigeria(CLAN), University of Nsukka. 25TH – 28TH September 2005.
Start: Sunday 25th September, 2005
End: Wednesday 28th September, 2005
Paper Presented - On understanding Globalization: The Linguistics Viewpoint
1st Faculty of Arts International Conferences. University of Calabar, Nigeria. 13th - 15th, April, 2016.
Start: Wednesday 13th April, 2016
End: Friday 15th April, 2016
Paper Presented - The Role of Borrowed Words in Language Development: The Case of Ejagham
4th International Biennial Conference of National Association of Women in Academics NAWACS, University of Uyo, 5TH – 10TH September 2004.
Start: Sunday 5th September, 2004
End: Friday 10th September, 2004
Paper Presented - Aspects of the Ibibiod Place Names.
21st Annual Conference of Linguistic Association of Nigeria 19TH – 23TH November 2007 University of Uyo.
Start: Monday 19th November, 2007
End: Friday 23rd November, 2007
Paper Presented - Theoretical Issues in Child Language Acquisition.
Annual Conference of National Association of Women Academics (NAWACS), UNIUYO, 29TH – 30TH September 1999.
Start: Wednesday 29th September, 1999
End: Thursday 30th September, 1999
Paper presented - The Euphemistic role of the Ibibiod Proverb - riddles.
23rd Annual Conference of Linguistic Association of Nigeria 28th November - 23rd December 2010, University of Port Harcourt.
Start: Monday 29th November, 2010
End: Thursday 23rd December, 2010
Paper Presented - The Ibibio Comparative Lexicon.
11th Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Language Teachers (ANLAT), University of Calabar. 6TH – 9TH December 2005.
Start: Tuesday 6th December, 2005
End: Friday 9th December, 2005
The Okon Essien 60th Birthday Sympollium.
The Okon Essien 60th Birthday Sympollium, University of Calabar, 26th – 28th May, 2004
Start: Wednesday 26th May, 2004
End: Friday 28th May, 2004
No Results for Grants/Awards Received