AINA OLUWASOLA ABIODUN

POST: Lecturer I, General Studies Unit, Crawford University.

DESIGNATION: Head, General Studies Unit

SPECIALISATION: English Language (Discourse Studies and Digital Cultures)

ACADEMIC RECORDS

  • University of Lagos, Phd in view (English Language)
  • University of Lagos, PGD (Education) 2005
  • University of Lagos, M.A. (English Language) 2003
  • University of Lagos, B.A (English Language) 2000
  • Debis Computer Professional Institute, Dip Comp. (Data Processing) 1995
  • Notre Dame Grammar School, O’ Level Certificate (SSCE) 1990

PUBLICATIONS | JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  • Aina, O.A; Anowu, A.; Opeibi, T (2018) “The Nature of Power and Control in the Interrogative Patterns of Selected Nigerian Courtroom Discourse” Legal Pragmatics. Eds Dennis Kurzon u0026amp; Barbara Kryk-Kastovsky. JB Publishing, Amsterdam/Phil Vol 288
  • Aina, O.A (2017) “A Pragmatic Assessment of the Role of Language and Communication in a Nation’s Sustainable Development”. International Journal of Social Science Research and Practice (IJSSRP). Vol.2, Nos. 1u0026amp;2
  • Opeibi, B.O u0026amp;Aina,O.A (2012) “Innovations and Reproductions in L2 New Media: A Discursive-Semiotic Analysis of Selected SMS Text Messages in Nigeria” International Journal of  Applied Linguistics and English Literature (IJALEL),Vol 2, No 1 Australia
  • Ojo, MO; Abisoye, A. O and Aina, O. A (2017) Unpleasant Aspects of Pre-Colonial Yoruba Debt Recovery Systems: Osomalo, Ologo and Iwofa under Review. Online Journal of Art, Management and Social Sciences (OJAMSS) Madonna University, 2 (2): 127-141

BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS

  • Aina, O.A (2017) “Interpersonal and Communication Skills in the Workplace” Crawford Cooperative Compendium. Onyekwere, B.A, Aina O.A u0026amp; Elueze C (eds) Crawford Cooperative University Press, Faith City, Igbesa, Nigeria.
  • Oni, C.A u0026amp; Aina, O.A (2017) “Work Ethics as a Critical Determinant of Individual and Corporate Success” Crawford   Cooperative Compendium. Onyekwere, B.A, Aina O.A u0026amp; Elueze C (eds) Crawford Cooperative University Press, Faith City, Igbesa, Nigeria.
  • Aina, O.A (2012) “Effective Communication and Writing” General Studies: A Book of Ayanlaja, S.A u0026amp; Oludimu, O.L (eds) Crawford University Press, Faith City, Igbesa, Nigeria, 12-37.

PAPERS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION:

  • Aina, Oluwasola and Anowu, Anthony (forthcoming) “Some Pragmatic Points of Description of Conducive Questioning in Courtroom Interrogation” to be published in: International Journal of Current advanced Research(IJCAR), Manuscript Number: IJCAR-4241/2017. 2017 issue
  • Aina, Oluwasola, Anowu, Anthony and Opeibi, Tunde (Forthcoming) ‘The nature of power and control in the interrogative patterns of selected Nigerian courtroom discourse’ in Kuzon, David and Kryk-Kastovsky, Babara (eds.) Legal Pragmatic Book Amsterdam: John Benjamin.2017 issue.
  • Ojo, Matthias Olufemi Dada; Abisoye Amos Olutunde and Aina Olusola Abiodun: Alajobi: Revisiting the Spirit of Kinship on Mission of Reward and Punishment among Yoruba People of Nigeria. To appear in Papers in Ethnology and Anthropology 2017 issue. 

CONFERENCE PAPER LIST (2016/2017)

  • Communicative Strategies in the Discourse of Democratic Consolidation and Development in Nigeria” Presented at the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) 2ND Biennial Conference on African Studies and Global Politics @ University of Ghana, Legon. October, 2017.
  • “Many tongues, Multiple Networks: Corpus-Based Pragmatic Study of Multilingualism on Nigerian Virtual Political Space” Presented at the Foremost International conference on digital humanities u0026amp; social science. McGill University, Montreal, Canada. August, 2017
  • Some Pragmatic Points of Description in Conducive Questioning in Courtroom Interrogation” Presented at the12th Unilag Annual Research Conference and Fair (An International Conference of the Humanities and Sciences. University of Lagos, Akoka. August, 2017.
  • Investigating Language Attitude among 21st Century Undergraduates in Nigeria: English Versus Local Languages” Presented at the 5th Annual International Learned Conference of the College of Business and Social Sciences, Crawford University. April, 2017
  • A Digital Exploration of the Clash of Cultures in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart” Presented at the Global Digital Humanities Symposium. Michigan State University. March, 2017.
  • Exploring Strategies for Effective Social Relations in Nigerian Courtroom Interactions” Presented at the 4th Annual Learned International Conference of the College of Business and Social Sciences, Crawford University. June, 2016
  • Work Ethics as a Critical Determinant of Individual and Corporate Success” presented at the Crawford Cooperative Seminar Series, Crawford University. June, 2016.

THESES AND DISSERTATIONS LIST

  • Use of English in Legal Discourse, an Analysis of Selected Texts from Court Proceedings (M.A Thesis, University of Lagos, 2003)
  • Problems of Communication with the Use of English Language as a National Lingual Franca in Nigeria” (BA Thesis, University of Lagos, 2000)

WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES

  • Advanced Digital Appreciation Program for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) training, organized by Digital Bridge Institute @ Crawford University, October 16-20th, 2017.
  • African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) 2ND Biennial Conference on African Studies   and Global Politics @ University of Ghana, Legon, October 12-14th, 2017. Paper presented: “Communicative Strategies in the Discourse of Democratic Consolidation and Development in Nigeria”
  • Digital Humanities 2017, the foremost international conference on digital humanities and social science at Canada in Montreal, jointly at McGill University and Université de Montreal, from (8 to 11 August 2017) Paper presented: “Many tongues, Multiple Networks: Corpus-Based Pragmatic Study of Multilingualism on Nigerian Virtual Political Space”
  • 12th Unilag Annual Research Conference and Fair (An International Conference of the Humanities and Sciences. Theme: Governance and National Development: Issues and Implications (15th -17th August, 2017) Paper presented titled “Some Pragmatic Points of Description in Conducive Questioning in Courtroom Interrogation
  • 5th Annual International Learned Conference of the College of Business and Social Sciences, Crawford University. Theme: African Cultural System and Issues of Development in Contemporary Times(25th-27th April,2017) My paper is titled: Investigating Language Attitude among 21st Century Undergraduates in Nigeria: English Versus Local Languages
  • Global Digital Humanities Symposium. Theme: Decoding and Recoding Literary Canons. Michigan State University. (16-17 March, 2017) I Co-authored a Paper Titled: A Digital Exploration of the Clash of Cultures in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. Tunde Opeibi and Aina Oluwasola, University of Lagos and Crawford University, Nigeria
  • African Women Entrepreneurship (AWEP) Seminar in Celebration of International Women’s Day 2017. ‘”Be Bold for Change” at Moor House Hotel, No 1, Bankole Oki Ikoyi, Lagos. (11 March, 2017)
  • 55th Anniversary Lecture in Honour of Prof J.P Clark “The Humanities and the Redemption of Africa” By Prof G.G. Darah. At the Department of English, University of Lagos, 28th March, 2017.
  • LASUQAIC Capacity Building Program, Modules 2-4. LASU Online Training (20 August- 7 November, 2016)
  • 11th Unilag Annual Research Conference and Fair, Diversification in a Developing Economy: Promoting Academia Industry Collaboration. University of Lagos, Nigeria (8 – 10 November,2016)
  • Efuru @ 50 International Conference, in Honour of Flora Nwapa, Unilag Staff School Hall, University of Lagos. (29 November, 2016)
  • 4th Annual Learned International Conference of the College of Business and Social Sciences, Crawford University. Theme: Repositioning the Nigerian Economy for Socio-Economic Growth and Development: An Insight from the Academia. Crawford University, Ogun State. (9 -11 June, 2016) My Paper is Titled: “Exploring Strategies for Effective Social Relations in Nigerian Courtroom Interactions”
  • Crawford Cooperative Seminar Series, “Productivity and Work Ethics”, Crawford University Multipurpose Hall, Ogun State. (8 June, 2016) Paper presented is titled: “Work Ethics as a Critical Determinant of Individual and Corporate Success
  • 10th Unilag Annual Research Conference and Fair, University of Lagos, Nigeria (24 -26) November,2015
  • Seminar to Mark the International Students’ Day Celebrations 2015, organised by Crawford University, on 17th November, 2015. I presented a paper titled: Moral Integrity and Academic Excellence in Higher Institutions: Prospects and Challenges of Globalisation
  • Crawford Cooperative Seminar Series. Strategies for Career Growth and Progression, Crawford Multipurpose Hall (October, 2015).paper titled: “Interpersonal Relationship and Communication Skills in the Workplace”
  • One Day Seminar for Cooperative Stakeholders organised by the Ministry of Community Development and Cooperatives, Ogun State; Titled: Dynamics of Moving Cooperatives Forward in the 21st Century(2015)
  • 13th Annual Technology for Second Language Learning Conference. Data-driven Approaches to Learning Phraseology and Formulaic Language: Computation, Co-selection, Contextualisation, Iowa State University ( 18u0026amp;19 September, 2015) Paper presented: “A Corpus-Based Discourse Study of Legal Texts in Nigeria”
  • 14th International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, Belgium. (26-31 July, 2015) My paper is titled: “The Nature of Power and Control in the Interrogative Patterns of Nigerian Courtroom Discourse
  • Crawford Cooperative Seminar Series. Business Idea and Financing Options, Crawford Multipurpose Hall (20 May, 2014
  • 3rd Learned International Conference, Management and Governance for Sustainable Development in the 21st Century Crawford University, Ogun State. (23-24 April, 2014) My paper is titled: The Place of Language for Sustainable Development in Nigeria.
  • 13th International Pragmatic Association Conference, Narrative Pragmatics: Culture, Cognition, Context. New-Delhi, India (8-13 September, 2013) My Paper is titled: “A Pragma-Discursive Analysis of Language Interference among Yoruba/English Bilinguals in Nigeria”
  • Crawford Cooperative Seminar Series, “Maximizing the Opportunities Offered by Cooperative”, Crawford Multipurpose Hall (20 May,2013)
  • 3rd Inaugural Lecture. Topic: Language Engineering and the Destiny of Man in Africa; delivered by: Professor Charle Ogbulogo, Covenant University, Ota. (19 April, 2013).
  • 12th International Pragmatics Association Conference, University of Manchester, UK. (12-17 July, 2011)
  • 11th International Pragmatics Association Conference, Melbourne University, Melbourne , Australia (12-17 July, 2009) My Paper titled: “A Discursive-Semiotic Analysis of Selected SMS Text Messages in Nigeria”

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) with Head office in Belgium
  • Member, Clarity International- An International Association Promoting Plain Legal Language
  • Member, Alliance for Digital Humanities Organization (ADHO) http://adho.org
  • Member, African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA)

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Invitation to join reviewers for DH 2018. From: Glen Worthey, Digital Humanities Librarian, Centre for Interdisplinary Digital Research (CIDR), Stanford University Libraries.

Aina Oluwasola Abiodun  is a lecturer of English language and Communication skills at Crawford University, Ogun State, Nigeria. She is currently a Research Candidate in the University of Lagos. Her research interest and publications are in the areas of language and law, political discourse and civic engagement, and more recently new media discourse analysis. She can be reached at sola.aina@crawforduniversity.edu.ng OR solar_ai2003@yahoo.co.uk

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