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Dr. Edo Idongesit Akpan


Linguistics and Communication Studies


Lecturer I


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About Dr. Edo Idongesit Akpan

I was born on the 31st July 1964 at Ukpom Anwana, Ikono Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. I attended the Lutheran Central School, Ukpom between 1971 and 1975 for my Primary education and Lutheran High School, Ikot Ekpene between 1977 and 1981 for my post Primary School. I left to Jos and attended the Plateau School of Accountancy and Management Studies where I obtained my OND in Mass Communication in 1990. In 1992, I came to the University for my Bachelor Degree in Linguistics which I obtained in 1997. I left to the University of Uyo in 1998 and did my Masters in Linguistics which I obtained in 2007. In 2008, I returned to the University of Calabar and did my Ph.D in Linguistics (Sociolinguistic major). I started my Lecturing career in 2008 at the Akwa Ibom State College of Arts and Science as a part time lecturer in the Department of English and Literary Studies. In 2014, I was employed by the Novena University, Ogume, Delta State as a Lecturer 1. I left Novena University to Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State in November, 2015 where I was employed as a Lectuere 1. On the 1st of April 2017, I was employed by the University of Calabar as a Lecturer 1 where I am today. I have 17 publications in learned academic Journals in Nigeria and internationally. My area of research interest presently is in Political communication. I have attended many seminars and conferences in Nigeria. I am married with 3 children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLC (Merit Level)Lutheran Central School Ukpom, Ikono Local Govt. Akwa Ibom State19711975
GCELutheran High School, Ikot Obong Edong Ikot Ekpene, Akwa ibom State.19771981
OND (Upper Credit) Mass CommunicationPlateau School of Accountancy and Management Studies, Jos19881990
BA (Hons) LinguisticsUniversity of Caalabar19911996
MA LinguisticsUniversity of Uyo20002007
phD LinguisticsUniversity of Calabar20082014

S/N Publication
Edo, Idongesit. In the Linguistic Valley: Issues in Language Planning and the Universal Basic Education (UBE). Ritman International Journal of Humanities (RIJOH), Ikot Ekpene, 1.1 2019:42-55.
Edo, Idongesit, Language and Cognitive Impediments in Political Campaign Speeches: Issues and Challenges in Political Communication.,Sumerianz Journal of Education, Linguistics and Literature, 2 2019:31-41.
Edo, Idongesit & Mensah, E, Analysis of Political Campaign Speech Styles in Akwa Ibom State. International Journal of Linguistics and Communication (IJOLAC). Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar. 4.1 2017:96-111.
Ndoma J. Brown ;Idongesit A. Edo; Offiong E. Okon & Davina O. David, Report on literacy and linguistic barriers in Akwa Ibom State’s political communications: A pluralistic society. International Journal of International Relations, Media and Mass Communication Studies, 2.4 2016 :1-14
Edo, Idongesit & Nyarks, Aniekan, A Critical Analysis of the Editorial Contents of two Nigerian Newspapers in the Month of March 2013. International Journal of Advancement in Development Studies. Uyo. 10.2 2016 :101-109.
Edo, Idongesit & Udeh, Friday, A Sociolinguistic Analysis of the Contemporary Register of Politics: A Case Study of Akwa Ibom Political Domain. Journal of Social Policy and Society. Duncan Science: Calabar, 11.1 2016: 9-21.
Edo, Idongesit & Akpan, Okokon, Analyzing Political Communication from the Nigerian Perspective. Journal of Arts and Culture: Calabar, 11.1 2016:9-21.
Phenson, U; Charity A & Edo, I.Traditional Rulers, Instrument of Mobilization and the Maintenance of Insecurity in Nigeria . The Business Master: Journal of the Faculty of Business StudiesIgnatius Ajuru University of Education: Port Harcourt, .4.1 2016:124-146.
Edo, Idongesit & Offiong, Ani. Speech Idiosyncrasies in Political Communication. Journal of Communication and Culture: International Perspective: Ikot Ekpene. 6.1 2015: 43-63
Edo, Idongesit & Nyarks, Aniekan, The Basic Sociolinguistic Features of Language Use in Political Campaign Speeches. Journal of Arts and Culture. Duncan Science Publications: Calabar,10.1 2015:99-111.
Okon, Akpan & Edo, Idongesit. A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Language and Politics in Akwa Ibom State. Journal of Social and Policy Issues. Uyo, 11.1 2014:167-176.
Edo, Idongesit, & Nyarks Aniekan, Peculiar qualities of distinction between Nigerian English and Received Pronunciation (RP). International Journal of Language and Communication Studies: Ikot Ekpene, 7.2. 2014 :62-76.
Edo, Idongesit. Language Use at Political Campaigns: Why Politicians are not Communicating. Journal of Arts and Humanities. 11.1 2014:81-88.
Edo, Idongesit, Language variations: An Ethnolinguistic Study of Ikono Speech Community. African Journal of Arts and Cultural Studies, Enugu: Devon Publication, 6.2 2013: 71-79
Edo, Idongesit, Different Language Situations: The Issue of Register. NDUNODE : Calabar Journal of The Humanities. Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar, 10.1 2013:62-75

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Workshop on Sustaining Public Confidence in Public Schools. Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan.1999-09-071999-09-09
1st Faculty of Arts International Conference, University of Calabar, Calabar. 2016-12-042016-12-04
Training Workshop on Computation of Full Time Equivalent(FTE)/ Staff-Student Ratio. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene , Akwa Ibom State. 2018-02-012018-02-01
Workshop on NUC Accreditation-Completion of Self Study Form at Ritman Universiy, Ikot Ekpene, 2018-09-282018-09-28