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Prof. Ako Oku Essien-Eyo


English & Literary Studies




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About Prof. Ako Oku Essien-Eyo

Professor Ako Oku Essien-Eyo was employed in the University of Calabar in 1990 as a Lecturer II in the Department of Elglish and Literary Studies. She rose through the ranks and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2016. She holds the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE), B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. Professor Essien-Eyo was given the University of Calabar Staff Development Award to pursue her Ph.D studies in the University of Ibadan. She teaches over 15 courses both at the undergraduate and post graduate levels. She has been editor of the Faculty of Arts’ journal and of that of her Department and served as associate editor in other publications in the her department. She has coordinated a diploma course domiciled in her department and other general courses in the University. Professor Essien-Eyo has supervised up to 16 post graduate students both at the MA and Ph.D levels. She has had sabbatical appointments in two universities in Nigeria and also served as a pioneer academic staff in the University of Gambia. She has encouraged her students to pursue research in the area of Stylistics and Discourse Studies and some of them are now lecturers in universities in Nigeria. Professor Essien-Eyo has attended several conferences both within and outside Nigeria. She also organised the 25th edition of the international conference instituted by her department. She is a member of a team of scholars working on the documentation and revival of Cross River State languages by encouraging the writing and publishing of texts, both literary and non-literary. She has also served as a resource person in English Language in workshops on refresher courses for secondary school teachers. Professor Essien-Eyo is a member of several professional bodies, both local and international ones. She has 30 publications, both local and international, including journal articles, book chapters and a book.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
West African School Certificate (WAEC) Edgerley Memorial Girls’ Secondary School, Calabar19691973
Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) College of Education, Uyo 19761979
B.A. (Hons.) English, Second Class (Upper Division)University of Ife (now OAU), Ile Ife 19801983
M.A. (English and Literary Studies) University of Calabar, Calabar19831984
Ph.D English (Discourse Analysis) University of Ibadan, Ibadan 19911995

S/N Publication
Ekpe, S.I., Oden, A.N, & Essien-Eyo, A.. Soyinka’s language engineering in The Jero plays and The beatification of area boy. Studies in literature and language, 6/3 2013: 60-69
Essien-Eyo A. & Ottoh, B. O.. A contrastive analysis of sentence and clause patterns in Lokaa and English. Annals of Humanities and Development Studies, 3/2 2012:73-85.
Essien-Eyo, A. & Ottoh, B. A semiotics of cartoons in two Nigerian newspapers: The Punch and the Guardian. LWATI: Journal of Contemporary Research, 8/3 2011:(79-90).
Essien-Eyo, A. & Ekpang, J. Peculiarities in the coinages, collocations and allusions in Wole Soyinka’s The interpreters. LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 7/3 (2010): (110-116).
Essien-Eyo, A. & Ottoh, B. A semiotic analysis of the map of the University of Ibadan road network. Ndunode: Calabar Journal of the Humanities 8(1) 2009:148-156
Ochagu, K. & Essien-Eyo, A.. Question-formation processes in English and Yala languages: A contrastive study. CALEL: Currents in African Literature & the English Language VI 2009:64-75.
Essien-Eyo, A. & Nta, E.G. Encouraging quantitative literacy through cartoons. Journal of Applied Literacy and Reading 2 2006:(45-58).
Essien-Eyo, A., Nta, E.G. & Enyi, A. Marketing and language engineering: A linguistic analysis of selected Nigerian print media adverts. Ndunode: Calabar Journal of Humanities 6(1) 2005:35-43.
Essien, A.. Linguistic creativity in the African novel: The concept of social arena and code choice. CALEL: Currents in African Literature and the English Language 2(1) 2004: 271-278.
Essien, A.. Language use and the uneducated urban dweller: The example of incipient bilingual hairdressers in Ibadan. Ndunode: Calabar Journal of Humanities 4/1 2003:67-78.
Essien-Eyo, A.. Theatre and survivalist philosophy: An examination of No more the wasted breed and The squeeze. Focus on Theatre: A Quarterly Journal of the Humanities 4/1 2001:65-78.
Essien-Eyo, A. Discourse patterns as a vehicle for thematic exploration and plot development in Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Lemona's tale. CALEL: Currents in African Literature and the English Language 3(1) 2005:(60-78).

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Ottoh – Agede, Blossom S. & Essien-Eyo A (2014) Gender semiotics and the 21st Century Feminist Utipia: Implications on National security and socio-cultural development Theory and Practice in Language Studies 4/1 2014 (15 – 23).2014-06-152014-06-23