2011 CAS Annual Lecture: 'Indigenous Languages and the African Renaissance' Wed, 2012-10-17 18:22

The 2011 Centre of African Studies annual lecture given on 21st June 2011.

Tope Omoniyi, PhD, is a Professor of Sociolinguistics and Convener, MRes, MPhil/PhD Programmes at Roehampton University, London, where he is also Director of the Centre for Research in English Language & Linguistics, Department of Media, Culture and Language. He has held teaching positions in Africa, Asia and Europe over the last quarter of a century until he joined Roehampton in February 2000 where he teaches several undergraduate modules: Language Issues in Multilingual Settings, Language in the Media, Child Discourse, Discourse and Conversation Analysis. He is widely published and his research covers broad areas of sociolinguistics, applied linguistics and the sociology of language and religion, Sub-Sahara African language policy, language and identity, and Black and African diasporic identities.