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Prof. Bassey Andian Okon


Linguistics and Communication Studies




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About Prof. Bassey Andian Okon

Professor Bassey Andian Okon obtained her B.A (Hons) English from University of Maiduguri in 1983. She earned her M.A in English & Literary Studies UNICAL. M.A Linguistics UNIPORT, Ph.D Sociolinguistics from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan. She took up a teaching appointment with the University of Calabar as a Graduate Assistant at the centre for General Studies. From there, she was posted to the Department of Linguistics where she rose to the rank of a Professor. She has served the Department in different capacities. She has been an Examination Officers both at the Undergraduate and Post graduate levels. Chairman to the Postgraduate Board of the Department. Co-ordinator of the Use of English. The Acting Head of Department and convener of the Association of Nigerian Languages Teachers (ANLAT) 2005. She won the Hans Rausing Award on Endangered Languages Documentation Programme – ELDP in 2011.

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Offiong, A. Offiong and Bassey A. Okon. “Of Efik and English: Code Mixing.” Theory and Practice in Language Studies. 2013. Vol 3. No. 5 pp. 728 – 735. http/
Okon, Bassey A. “Communicative Competence and Intonation Among Nigerian Speakers of English.” West African Journal of Educational Research. 2001c Vol. 1 pp. 34 – 40
Okon, Bassey A. “Sociolinguistic Aspect of Gender Disparity in: Emecheta’s ‘The Joys of Motherhood’ and Nzekwu’s and Crowder’s’ Eze Goes to School.” The Paragon – A Journal of National Association of Women Academics, Calabar Branch. 2001b Vol. 1 No. 1 pp. 191 – 206.
Okon,Bassey A.and Mathias Oshie. New Media of Communication A Paradigmatic.Approach to Issues and Prospects. Journal of Humanities, Management and Social Science (JOHMASS).Maiden ed.No. 1 2018.
Okon, Bassey A.“A Sociolinguistic Analysis of a Speech Event.” Journal of Language and Communication.2002b Vol.2 No.2 pp. 27 – 44.
Ekpe, Edemekong L. and Okon, Bassey A. “The Need for the Establishment of Community Radio in Northern Cross River State.” Ndunode – Calabar Journal of the Humanities. 2011 Vol. 9 No. 2 pp.100 – 114.
Okon,Bassey A.and Stella A. Ansa.“Language and Socio-cultural Value: An Analysis of Ibibio Proverbs.”LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research.2009b Vol.6 No 1 pp.125 – 130.
Okon, Bassey A. and Stella A.Ansa “The Use of Numerical Slang among Undergraduate students in some Nigerian Universities: Implications for Language Use.” USEM – Journal of Languages, Linguistics and Literature.2011 vol.4.Pp 17–29.
Okon, Bassey A.“Patterns of intonation among Nigerian Speakers of English: A Survey of selected groups” Journal of Creativity in Teaching for the Acquisition and Dissemination of Effective Learning. 1998c Vol. 2, No. 5 pp. 223 – 233.
Okon, Bassey A.and Stella A. Ansa. “Language Culture and Communication: The Ibibio Worldview.” Studies in Literature and Language. 2012. Vol 5.No.3 pp.70 – 74. (Canada)
Okon, Bassey A.“Child Development through Language Acquisition. The Ibibio Experience.” Uyo Journal of Women Academics. 2000a. Vol. 1 No.1 pp.105 – 113.
Okon, Bassey A. “Conceptualization and Implementation of English Studies as an alternative to Language and Literature in English for the Universal Basic Education.” International Journal of Research in Basic and Lifelong Education.2000b Vol.1 No.1 and 2 pp. 414 – 419.
Okon, Bassey A. and G. N. Ntamu. “The Nigerian Pidgin as a language of Praise, Worship and Spirituality” Studies in Sikhism and Comparative Religion. 2005a Vol. XXIV. No. 11 pp.133 – 146.
Okon, Bassey A.“The Intonation of Nigerian English.” Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies (CAJOLIS). 2003d VI. Pp.130 – 149.
Okon, Bassey A.“An Investigation of Written English Usage of Freshmen in a Nigerian University.” Journal of English Studies. 2001a Vol. 8 pp. 1- 12.
Okon, Bassey A; Stella A. Ansa and Mfon E. Udoinyang. “Linguistics and Mother – Tongue Education: Problems and Prospects.” International Journal of Linguistics and Communication (IJLC). 2007b Vol. 1 Nos. 1 and 2 pp. 35 – 44.
Nta,Eno, Okon, Bassey A.,Sarah Oden and Suzanna Umoh. “Inculcating Information Transfer Skills: From Oral to Written Communication.” Journal of Applied Literacy and Reading (JALR).2003c Vol.1 No.1 pp.28 – 31.
Okon,Bassey A.“The teaching of English Pronunciation in the Senior Secondary School in Calabar South Local Government Area: Problems and Prospects” Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies. 1991 Vol.3 No.1 pp.26 – 35.
Ansa, S.A and B.A Okon. Names as Index of Social History; The Efik Example.JournalOn Humanities and Social Sciences. 2014 Vol.4. No.28 pp.83-92.
Umoh, Suzanna, Eno Nta, Okon, Bassey A. and Sarah Oden. “Text Conversion Approach and the Teaching of writing to Trainee Teachers: An Integration of Theory and Practice.” Journal of Nigerian English and Literature (JONEL).2003e Vol.4 pp.180 – 190.
Okon, Bassey A.“Ibibio Proverbs: A Stylistic Approach.” NDUNODE Calabar Journal of the Humanities. 2004c Vol.5 No 1 pp 106 – 113.
Okon, Bassey A; Edemekong L. Ekpe; Stella A. Ansa and Mfon E. Udoinyang. The use of Ibibio Traditional Means of Communication. Annals of Humanities and Development Studies. 2010 Vol.1 No 2 pp.204 – 217.
Okon, Bassey A.“Communicative Competence and the Quest for the Total Man” Sankofa Journal of Humanities. 2005c pp. 43 – 57.
Offiong, A. Offiong and Bassey A. Okon. “Code Switching as a Countenance of Language Interference: The Case of the Efik Bilingual.” 2013 International Journal of Asian Social Science xxx (xxx): xxx.pp 899 – 912. http:/
Ekpe, E.L.; I.J. Offiong aa B.A. Okon. “De-mystifying the Spelling of the Exclamation Wow!”. 2014.Journal of Arts and Humanities. Vol.3. No.9.pp 50-56.
Ansa, Stella A.and Okon, Bassey A. “Language Use in the Qua Clans in Calabar:Implications for the Maintenance of Ekin.” Journal of Linguistic Association of Nigeria. 2009d No. 12 pp. 109 – 117. (Also published in USEM Vol. 2 pp. 17 – 25).
Nta, E. G.,S.A. Ansa,and Okon,Bassey A. “Phonological Variation in Nigerian English: Problems and Prospects.” Currents in African Literature and the English Language (CALEL). 2004d Vol.2 No.2 pp.205 – 215.
Okon, Bassey A.and Stella A.Ansa.“Non – Effective Communication as a Result of Poor Reading Habits among UNICAL Students.” Journal of Applied Literacy and Reading (JALR) 2005b.Vol.2 pp 99 – 105.
Okon, B.A.; E.L. Ekpe and S.A. Ansa (2014). Documenting of the Significance of the Ibibio Traditional marriage gift items: A Communicative approach, 2014 International Journal of Language andLinguistics, 2/3 ISSNI 134-245.,pp.181.189.
Okon,Bassey A.“A Discourse Analysis of Natural Conversation.” Global Journal of Humanities.2004e Vol.3 Nos.1 and 2 pp.53 – 61.
Okon, Bassey A.“The Role of Language in a Multilingual Society: The Case of Akwa Ibom State.” IBAAN, 2007a pp.1- 8.
Ansa, Stella A.and Okon, Bassey A.“Names as Cultural Identity: A Sociolinguistic Investigation of the Ibibio.” International Journal of Linguistics and Communication (IJLC) 2004f Vol.1 pp182 – 190.
Okon, Bassey A.“Convergence in the Spoken English of Ibibio and Igbo Speakers.” West African Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (WAACLAS.) 2005c Vol.1 pp. 10 – 20.
Nta Eno, Suzanna Umoh, Okon, Bassey A. and Stella A. Ansa. “Drama Sketch as a second Language Acquisition Strategy.” (JONEL). 2003f Vol. 4 pp. 191 – 200.

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“Gender Disparity: The Prose Fiction Perspective.” National Association of Women Academics, 2001. April 21-23, 20012001-04-212001-04-23
“Reading to Writing: Developing Literacy through the Vacation Reading Village.” “Inculcating Information Transfer Skills from Oral to Written Communication.” Calabar Vacation Reading Village.Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN), 2001. 2nd PAN African Conference on Reading for all: Oct 7-10, 2001. 2001-10-072001-10-10
First RAN Regional Association ConferenceFirst RAN Regional Association Conference, April 16-19, 20022002-04-162002-04-19
“Names as Cultural Identity: A Sociolinguistic Investigation of Ibibio.” African Cultural Studies Conference,.7-10 October, 2003.2003-10-072003-10-10
“Translating the Bible from English into Ibibio: Problems and Prospects.”60th birthday symposium in Honour of Okon Essien, May 26th-28th, 2004. 2004-05-262004-05-28
Colloquium in Honour of Professor Elerius E. JohnColloquium in Honour of Professor Elerius E. John, 29th-30th June,2004. 2004-06-292004-06-30
“Convergence in the Spoken English of Ibibio and Igbo Speakers.”West African Languages Congress, August 1-6, 2004.2004-08-012004-08-06
International Conference on Book Fair and Publishing in Indigenous LanguagesInternational Conference on Book Fair and Publishing in Indigenous Languages, May 10-14th, 2005. 2005-05-102005-05-14
Conference of Association of Nigerian Language Teachers (ANLAT) Conference of Association of Nigerian Language Teachers (ANLAT), Calabar, 6th-9th December 2005.2005-12-062005-12-09
Language and Socio-Cultural Value: An Analysis of Ibibio Proverbs.”Linguistics Association of Nigeria, 19th-23rd November 2007. “2007-11-192007-11-23
“Documentation of Ibibio Oramedia.”West African Languages Congress, 2008. July 16 – 3rd Aug, 2008.2008-07-162008-08-03
“Documenting the Significance of the Ibibio Traditional Marriage Gift Items: A Communicative Approach.”West African Languages Congress and Linguistic Association of Nigeria, 2013. July 29 – Aug. 2, 2013.2013-07-292013-08-02
Presented Paper titled: “ De-mystifying the Spelling of the Exclamation.Wow!”Symposium in Honour of Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele of the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. March 11th -14th, 2014. 2014-03-112014-03-14
Language of Drumming in Ibibio. Annual Conference on African Languages (ACAL 45) 2014. April 16-20, 2014.2014-04-162014-04-20
17th International Conference of the African Council on Communication Education.17th International Conference of the African Council on Communication Education. University of Calabar , October 20 – 23, 2015. 2015-10-202015-10-23
“Participatory Paradigm a Panacea for Globalization and National Development: A case of the Health Sector in Nigeria”. Faculty of Arts International Conference 2016 April 12-15 2016.2016-04-122016-04-15
Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN) 15th Biennial Conference. University of Calabar, October 5-8, 2016.2016-10-052016-10-08
The Use of Traditional Artefacts in Conflict Resolution: A study of the Paramount Ruler’s Shrine in Ibiono Ibom.Linguistics Association of Nigeria, 2017- Dec. 4th -8th 2017. 2017-12-042017-12-08
Faculty of Arts and Humanities Association of Nigerian Universities, International Conference Faculty of Arts and Humanities Association of Nigerian Universities, International Conference 9th – 13th April, 2018.2018-04-092018-04-13