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I'm Imelda Udoh

Professor of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages

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PROFILE

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Imelda Udoh received her Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D degrees from the University of Calabar in 1983, 1986, and 1998 (Inter-language Phonology). She is currently a Professor and a member of staff of the Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Uyo since 1986, where she has served as the Head of Department from 1993 - 1995, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2007, 2010 - 2013; Vice Dean, Faculty of Arts 2010-2012; Member of the UNIUYO International Programme's Committee 2011 to date, Deputy Director, School of Continuing Education from 2015 - 2016. She has also served as External Examiner and Assessor in many Nigerian and oversea Universities.

Prof. Udoh has been a Research Visitor to the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 1996, a Research Scholar to the University College, London in 1999, a Post Doctoral Visiting Scholar on sabbatical to the University of California, Berkeley, from 2001-2002, Professor on sabbatical to University of Calabar, from 2008-2009, 2016 - 2017. She has done extensive research in Descriptive and Documentary Linguistics on the languages of the Upper and Lower Cross River spoken in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States of Nigeria, through several projects like: the Electronic Metastructure for Endangered Language Data (E-MELD) housed in Michigan State University, of which she is an Advisor (since 2005); the Abidjan-Bielefeld-Uyo Introduction to Language Documentation (ABUILD) Project; the Lower Cross Languages Project (LCLP), of which she is the Chair, the Nigerian Languages Project (NLP) nlp.imeldaudoh.com.ng, which she coordinates; and the Prime Minister's Initiative 2 Connect Delivery Project Funded by the British Council for 2011, of which she was the Nigerian Co-Lead Partner. The languages she has worked on include Leggbo, Iko, Nkari, Anaang, Ibibio, Uda; and her work on these languages has yielded over sixty publications including articles in journals (in Nigeria, Europe, Asia and America).

She has a passion for the minority languages of Nigeria, especially Leggbo, and other Upper Cross languages of the Cross River State. That passion has produced several books in the area. She is also the current editor of USEM Journal of Languages, Linguistics & Literature. She is a member of several professional associations like the West African Linguistics Society (WALS), the Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN), the Nigerian Language Teachers' Association (ANLAT), the Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN), of which she was Secretary from 2004-2008, and the current Vice President since 2016. Professor Udoh is a DAAD alumnus and a member of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. She was a member of the Governing Council of the University of Uyo, where she represented the Senate of the University from 2015 - 2017; as well as a pioneering member of the Governing Council of the Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, from 2015 - to date.

Personal Data

  • Fullname: Imelda Icheji Lawrence Udoh
  • Birth Date: 24th April
  • Home Address Plot 44, Imelda Close,
    GRA,
    Ikot Ekpene,
    Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
    Office Address Dept of Lings/Nigerian Languages
    University of Uyo,
    P.M.B. 1017, Uyo,
    Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
  • Email: imeldaudoh@uniuyo.edu.ng
    icheji@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL)
  • Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN)
  • West African Linguistic Society (WALS)
  • Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN)
  • Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA)
  • National Association of Women Academics (NAWACS)
  • Association of Nigerian Languages Teachers (ANLAT)
  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Educational Institutions Attended With Dates And Qualifications

Certificate

2015

Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA

Global Academy in Teaching Excellence

Certificate

2014

University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Language Documentation

Certificate

2011-2012

University of Osnabruck, Germany

DIES/DAAD International Deans' Course on Higher Education Management

Certificate

1998

University College, London

English Phonetics

B.A. Linguistics

1979 -1983

University of Calabar

M.A. Linguistics

1984 -1986

University of Calabar

PhD Linguistics

1995 -1998

University of Calabar

Courses Taught

University of Uyo,
Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

  • LIN 111/122

    Introduction to Linguistics 1 & 2

  • LIN 112/123

    Introduction to General Phonetics 1 & 2

  • LIN 211

    Introduction to Phonology

  • LIN 214

    Phonemic Analysis

  • LIN 312

    Survey of Applied Linguistics

  • LIN 324

    Field Methods & Research Methodology

  • LIN 325

    Practical Phonetics

  • LIN 411

    Topics in Phonology

  • LIN 412

    Psycholinguistics

  • LIN 414

    Historical/Comparative Linguistics

  • LIN 422

    The Problems of a Multilingual Nation

  • LIN 423

    Seminar Coordinator

  • LIN 424

    Project Coordinator

  • LIN 611

    Advanced Phonetic

  • LIN 612

    Advanced Phonology

  • LIN 622

    Phonological Processes

  • LID 610

    Research Methods in Linguistics

  • LID 611

    Phonetics and Phonology

  • LID 620

    Language Documentation

  • LID 621

    Corpus Linguistics and Lexicography

  • LIN 628

    Advanced Morphology

University of Calabar
Cross River State, Nigeria

  • ELG 400

    English for Specific Purposes

  • ELG 411

    English Phonology

  • ELS 6032

    English Language in Nigeria

  • ELS 6052

    Applied English Linguistics

University of Alaska,
Fairbanks, USA

  • Documentation of Orature
EXPERIENCES

Work Experiences

Visiting Scholar on Sabbatical

2016-2017

University of Calabar

Calabar, Nigeria

Instructor

2016

University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA

Institute of Collaborative Language Research

Visiting Scholar on Sabbatical

2008-2009

University of Calabar

Calabar, Nigeria

Post Doctoral Visiting Scholar on Sabbatical

2001-2002

University of California

Berkeley

Research Scholar

1999

University College

London

Research Scholar

1999

University College

London

Research Visitor

1999

School of Oriental and African Studies

London

Professor of Linguistics

2007- date

University of Uyo

Akwa Ibom State

Associate Professor

2003 - 2007

University of Uyo

Akwa Ibom State

Senior Lecturer

1998 - 2003

University of Uyo

Akwa Ibom State

Lecturer I

1994 - 1998

University of Uyo

Akwa Ibom State

Lecturer II

1992 - 1994

University of Uyo

Akwa Ibom State

Assistant Lecturer

1989 - 1992

University of Uyo

Akwa Ibom State

Assistant Lecturer

1987-1989

University of Calabar

Cross River State

Assistant Lecturer

1986

University of Cross River State

Cross River State

Mistress Grade 2 in English

1983-1984

Cross River State Teaching Service Commission | NYSC

Cross River State

SERVICES

Committee/Community Service,
Within The University

  • Member

    Governing Council of the University of Uyo
    2015 - 2017.

  • Convener

    Conference on the Languages of Nigeria
    24 - 27 April, 2017

  • Deputy Director

    School of Continuing Education, University of Uyo
    2015 - 2016

  • Chairperson

    Souvenir Sub-committee, 22nd & 23rd Convocation of the University of Uyo
    2017

  • Vice Chairperson

    University of Uyo Students' Support Scheme
    2014 - to date.

  • Chairperson

    Transport & Logistics Sub-committee, 21st Convocation of the University of Uyo
    2015

  • Vice Dean

    Faculty of Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo
    2010-2013

  • Head of Department

    Department of Linguistics & Nigerian Languages

        i. 1993 - 1995
        ii. 2000 - 2001
        iii. 2004 - 2007
        iv. 2010 - 2014

  • Member

    University of Uyo International Programmes Committee
    2012 - to date

  • Convener

    1st Conference on the Languages of Nigeria (CLN)
    2017

  • Convener

    1st UNIUYO Conference on African Languages.
    2006

  • Convener

    2nd UNIUYO Conference on African Languages
    2010

  • Chairperson LOC

    21st Conference of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria, CLAN
    2007

  • Member

    Senate Business Committee
    2012 - 2014

  • Chairperson

    Faculty of Arts Examination Committee
    2012 - 2014.

  • Member

    University of Uyo Strategic Planning Committee
    2010 - 2017

  • Member

    Senate Committee on Adjunct Appointments in UNIUYO
    2010

  • Member

    UNIUYO Senate Panel on the Investigation of theft in the ICT Laboratory
    2007/2008

  • Member

    , Senate Panel on the Investigation into Examination Misconduct in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
    2005/2006

  • Seminar Coordinator

    Dept. of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, UNIUYO
    2002-2004

  • Secretary

    Local Organizing Committee, National Association of Women Academics (NAWACS), 4th International Conference
    2004

  • Chairperson

    Awards Subcommittee, 4th NAWACS Conference
    2004

  • Assistant Secretary

    Association of American Studies in Nigeria, ASAN, Uyo Branch
    2003 - 2008

  • Chairperson

    University Women Association (UWA), Bulletin Committee
    2004 - 2017

  • Member

    Faculty of Arts Students Association (FASA) Panel of Investigation, November
    2003

  • Member

    UNIUYO Housing and Loans Committee
    2000-2004

  • Member

    University of Uyo Senate

        i. 1993-1995;
        ii. 2000-2001;
        iii. 2004 to date<

  • Representative of UNIUYO Congregation

    In the Schools Management Board
    2001-2003

  • Member

    Faculty of Arts Curriculum Committee UNIUYO
    1993 - 1995

  • Member

    Faculty of Arts Seminar Committee
    1993 - 1995

  • Member

    Humanities Divisional Research Committee
    1993 - 1995

  • Departmental Examinations Officer

    Linguistics/Nigerian Languages, UNIUYO
    1990 - 1993

National/State/Community Service,
Outside The University

  • Pioneer Member,

    Governing Council of the Ritman's University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State
    2015 - date

  • Chairman

    Ad Hoc National Universities' Commission Accreditation Panel to evaluate undergraduate programmes in the Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
    November, 2017

  • Member

    Ad Hoc National Universities' Commission Accreditation Panel to evaluate undergraduate programmes in the Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos
    June 2017

  • Vice President

    Linguistic Association of Nigeria
    2016 -date

  • National Secretary

    Linguistic Association of Nigeria, LAN
    2004 - 2008

  • Patron

    St. Vincent de Paul Youths' Conference, St John's Quasi Parish, Uyo
    Since 2001

  • President

    Association of Akwa Ibom State Permanent Secretaries' Wives
    1996-1998

  • President

    Board of Trustees, Fruitful Widows' Initiative
    Since 2008

  • Secretary

    General, Ibom Jewels Nigeria
    2010 - date

  • Secretary

    Intercessors for Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State
    2014 - date

  • Secretary

    General, Parents' Delight Forum
    2006 - 2014


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University of Uyo,
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