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Dr. Escor Efiong Udosen


Linguistics and Communication Studies


Associate Professor


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About Dr. Escor Efiong Udosen

Escor Efiong Udosen had his tertiary education at the former University of Cross River State (now University of Uyo) where he obtained the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Communication Arts/Efik-Ibibio in 1991 and the University of Calabar where he obtained the Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) both in Linguistics in 1998 and 2005 respectively. His university teaching career spans three federal universities – University of Uyo, University of Abuja and University of Calabar. He has served the university community in various capacities including the Acting Head of the Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages and the erstwhile Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, University of Calabar (2016 – 2018). He is a member of several learned bodies including: West African Linguistic Society (WALS), Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN), Association of Nigerian Language Teachers (ANLAT), Association for Promoting Nigerian Languages and Culture (APNILAC), Linguistic Politeness Research Group (LPRG), Association for Language, Literature and Communication Studies (ALLC), American Studies Association of Nigeria (ASAN), Arts and Humanities Forum of the International Research and Development Institute. His research interest is majorly in the structural aspect of Ibibio language (syntax and morphology). However, he has also worked on other aspects of Ibibio including anthropological linguistics, sociolinguistics and general aspects of the Ibibio language. He is actively involved in the Nigerian language project where he anchors the north-eastern geopolitical zone. He is interested in the development of minority languages in Nigeria especially the languages of the south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. This interest in the development and projection of indigenous Nigerian languages necessitated his collaboration in the Nigerian Language Project. Though most of his publications are in aspects of Ibibio syntax, he has also published in anthropological and cultural aspects of the people of Ibibio. Dr. Udosen is the Editor of the Journal of Arts and Humanities in addition to the authorship of the book Nonphrasal Categories in Ibibio: A syntactic analysis, and co-authorship of other books and manuals including: Ñwed Ñkpasi Ñkọd Ye Uforo Akwa Ibom (Translation of Akwa Ibom State Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy), Yak Ikpeeb Ibibio, Tañ Nyʌñ Wet Ke Ibibio and Training Manual on Communication and Reading Skills for Primary School Teachers. He also participates in the translation of several books, materials and documents into the Ibibio language. He has several publications in learned journals and book chapters both locally and internationally. He has attended several conferences, workshops and seminars where he presented papers.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving CertificateChrist the King Primary School, Uyo, kwa Ibom State, Nigeria19731979
WASCCommunity Comprehensive Secondary School, Four Towns, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria19801984
B.A. Communications Arts (Efik and Ibibio)University of Cross River State, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria19871991
M.A. LinguisticsUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19961998
PhD LinguisticsUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19982005

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Udosen, Escor E.(December, 2008).“Future Tense in Ibibio” Abuja Journal of Humanities.5.2, Ed. Kwaghkondo Agber.Abuja: University of Abuja. 86 – 98.
Udosen, Escor E. (December 2005). “AGR IN IBIBIO” Nsukka Journal of African Languages and Linguistics (NJALL), 2.2, Ed. B. M. Mbah. Nsukka: Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Nigeria Nsukka. 6–11.
Udosen, Escor E.(2009).“Challenges of language documentation: The case of Borno State”.LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT BEYOND BORDERS: A Festschrift in honour of PROFESSOR DR DAFYDD GIBBON. Eds.Eno-Abasi Urua,Moses Ekpenyong and Firmin Ahoua.Uyo and Cocody:University of Uyo,Nigeria and University of Cocody, Abidyan. 37 – 49.ISBN: 978-005-556-0.Indexed in Google Scholar.
Ekpenyong, M.,Udoh, E.,Udosen, E.and Urua,E. (2014).Improved Syllable-Based Text to Speech Synthesis for Tone Language Systems” Human Language Technology Challenges for Computer Science and Linguistics, Eds.Zygmunt Vetulani and Joseph Mariani.Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 3–15. Indexed in Google Scholar.
Escor E.Udosen,Imeobong John Offong and Ekah, Maria-Helen (2017). Ibibio proverbs supportive of democratization practices.Journal of Literature, Language and Linguistics. 40.0 ,70-83. (Corresponding Author).
Udosen, Escor E. (2004).“Sociolinguistic and Cultural Significance of Traditional Make-up among the Ibibio” Language and Culture in Nigeria:A Festschrift for Okon Essien. Ed.Ozo-mekuri Ndimele. Port Harcourt: National Institute for Nigerian Languages. 45 – 49. ISBN: 978-2891-07-1.
Udosen, Escor E.(December, 2007).“Troublesome Modals in Ibibio” International Journal of Linguistics and Communication. 1.1 Ed. Paulinus Sediong Noah.Calabar: University of Calabar,57 – 63.
Escor E.Udosen, Imeobong John Offong and Ekah, Maria-Helen (2017). The structure of idioms in Ibibio.International Journal of Language and Literature, 5.2(December 2017),pp.185-196 ISSN: 2334-234X (Print), 2334-2358 (Online). Published by American Research Institute for Policy Development DOI: 10.15640/ijll.v5n2a19 URL: (Corresponding Author). Indexed in Researchgate
Urua,Eno-Abasi,Escor Udosen,Okokon Akpan,Willie Willie and Mfon Udoinyang. (2007).“TRANSLATING INTO NIGERIAN LANGUAGES: ICT AGE CHALLENGES.” EDUCATION IN NIGERIA IN THE 21st CENTURY:FOCUS and IMPERATIVES. Eds.Etuk N.Etuk,Inyang M.Udofot and Alice E.Udosen.Uyo:Abaam.108–123.ISBN:978-601-009-4.
Udosen, Escor E. (2006). “Modal markers in Ibibio” Language and Economic Reforms in Nigeria” Ed. Ozo-mekuri Ndimele, Clara I. Ikekeonwu and B.M. Mbah. Port Harcourt: M and J Grand Orbit Communications Ltd. and Emhai Press. 188 – 204. ISBN: 978-33527-1-7.
Udosen, Escor E. (2004).“Lexicalized Modals in Ibibio” International Journal of Linguistics and Communication, Maiden Edition. Ed. George Teke. Calabar: University of Calabar.41 – 51.
Ekah, Maria-Helen and Escor E.Udosen(2018). Demonstrative patterns in English and Ibibio, British Journal of English Linguistics, Vol.6, No.1,pp.20-31,January 2018, Published by European Centre for Research Training and Development UK( Author).
Udosen, Escor E. (2005).“A Linguistic Analysis of Ibibio Polite Forms”. GLOBALIZATION and The Study of Languages in Africa. Ed. Ozo-mekuri Ndimele. Port Harcourt: Grand Orbit Communications and Emhai Press. 387 – 397. ISBN: 978-33527-8-4.
Urua, Eno-Abasi E. and Escor E. Udosen (2002). “The Problems of Teaching Non-Major Nigerian Languages in Educational Institutions: The Case of Ibibio” Kiabàrà: Journal of Humanities, Supplement 1. Ed. Ozo-mekuri Ndimele. Port Harcourt: University of Port Harcourt.151 – 158.
Udosen,Escor E. (2005).“Modal Auxiliary in Ibibio” Trends in the Study of LANGUAGES and LINGUISTICS IN NIGERIA:A Festschrift for Philip Akujuobi Nwachukwu. Ed.Ozo-mekuri Ndimele. Port Harcourt: Grand Orbit Communications and Emhai Press.535 – 544. ISBN:978-33527-6-8.
Udosen,Escor E.(2004).“Aspects and the Ibibio Aspectual System”JANLAT:Journal of the Association of Nigerian Languages TeachersEd. ‘Goke Alamu.Aba:NINLAN.8 – 22.
Udosen, Escor E. (2003).“TENSE AS AN AUXILIARY CATEGORY IN IBIBIO” Uyo Journal of Humanities. 8.0,Ed. Chris Egharevba.Uyo: University of Uyo. 55 – 69.
Udosen,Escor E.(2005).“PRESENT TENSE IN IBIBIO” Journal of Arts and Humanities, 2.2,Ed. Escor Udosen.Uyo:International Research and Development Institute.86 – 90.
Udosen, Escor E.(2014).“PAST TENSE IN IBIBIO” International Journal of Arts and Culture in Society.Volume 6. Number 1. Ed. M.O. Raheemson. Accra: Pan-African Book and JIMST.6-17.Indexed in
Udosen, Escor E. (2014).“GRAMMATICALIZED MODALS IN IBIBIO” International Journal of Research in Social Science and Human Development, Volume 6, Number 1.Ed. E.E.Ngalande-Banda. Accra: Pan-African Book and JIMST. 119-125. Indexed in
Udosen, Escor E. (2005).“Presentential Modals in Ibibio” in Eno-Abasi Urua (Ed.) USEM: Journal of Languages,Linguistics and Literatures, 1.0, Uyo: University of Uyo. 67 – 77.
Udosen,Escor E.and Okokon U.Akpan.(2007). “Borrowing and language Development:The Case of Ibibio and English.”Convergence: ENGLISH and NIGERIAN LANGUAGES,A Festschrift for Munzali A.Jibril.Ed. Ozo-mekuri Ndimele.Port Harcourt: LAN in collaboration with M and J Grand Orbit Communications and Emhai.113 – 124.ISBN: 978-33527-4-8.
Udosen,Escor E.(2005/2006).“Towards a new modal system forIbibio language” JOLAN: Journal of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria, Ed, Eno-Abasi Urua. Port Harcourt: Linguistic Association of Nigeria and M and J Grand Orbit communications.88 – 107.
Udosen,Escor E.(March,2006).“COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS OF POLITENESS IN IBIBIO”JONLAC:Journal of Nigerian Languages and Culture”. 8.1, Ed.J.I.Okonkwo.Owerri:APNILAC,146 – 151.
Udosen, Escor E.(2003).“Auxiliary and Negation in Ibibio ”Nduñọde: Calabar Journal of The Humanities,4.1 Ed.Zana Itiunbe Akpagu.Calabar: University of Calabar.196 – 205.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Resource Person, Workshop on Dialogue and Decision Making at the Local Government Level.Workshop at Uyo, 9th – 17th November 2004.2004-11-092004-11-17
Participant, 1st Annual General Meeting and Conference of Alexander von Humboldt Club .Held in Nigeria,Abuja,29th November – 2nd December 2004.2004-11-292004-12-02
Participant, 19th CLAN.University of Nigeria, Nsukka, September 25 – 28, 2005.2005-09-252005-09-28
Participant, 10th APNILAC annual conference. Held in Imo State University, Owerri, November 21–25, 2005.2005-11-212018-11-25
Participant, 20th CLAN. Conference University of Abuja, Abuja, FCT, November 13 – 17, 2006.2006-11-132006-11-17
Participant, 11th APNILAC annual conference.Held in Imo State University, Owerri,November 19–24, 2006.2006-11-192006-11-24
Translator, Translation workshop on Integrated Early Childhood Development policy and curriculum materials by Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) in collaboration with UNICEF. Held at Dannic Hotels, Enugu, July 11 – 20, 2007.2007-07-112007-07-20
Participant, 21st CLAN.University of Uyo, November 13 – 17, 2007.2007-11-132007-11-17
Participant, 12th APNILAC annual conference.Held in Imo State University, Owerri, November 19–24, 2007.2007-11-192007-11-24
Participant, 26th WALC.Conference held in University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, July 28 – August 3, 2008.2008-07-282008-08-03
Participant, 22nd CLAN. Held in University of Maiduguri, November 9 – 13, 2008.2008-11-092008-11-13
Participant, 13th APNILAC annual conference. Held in Lagos State University, November 19–24, 20082008-11-192008-11-24
Critique Workshop of Translated IECD Curriculum Materials.Resource Person, conference held in Shiroro Hotel, Minna, Niger State,10th – 13th September, 2009.2009-09-102018-09-13
Editorial Workshop of Translated IECD Curriculum Materials.Resource Person,Workshop held in Shiroro Hotel, Minna, Niger State, 9th – 11th April,2010.2010-04-092010-04-11
National Institute of Nigerian Languages.Conference held in (Aba Campus), Aba, Abia State, 2nd – 5th April, 2011.2011-04-022011-04-05
5th Language and Technology Conference.Participant, 5th Language and Technology Conference, LTC 2011 Poznan, Poland, November 25-27, 2011.2011-11-252011-11-27
Lead Paper Presenter, 1st Conference on Languages of Nigeria.Held in University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, April 24th – 27th, 2017.2017-04-242017-04-27