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English Language and Linguistics

Prof. Mohammed Ayodeji Ademilokun
09107 Chemnitz, Reichenhainer Str. 39, Zi. 228


Short Curriculum Vitae

Mohammed Ayodeji Ademilokun is a lecturer in the Department of English at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He obtained his Ph.D in the same department in 2014 with emphasis on Political Discourse Analysis. His teaching and research interests are in Discourse Analysis and Applied Linguistics. He has publications in outlets in Africa, Europe and America. He has also received some prestigious fellowships and grants. He was a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Fellow at Five Colleges, Massachussetts, USA from 2009 to 2010. He also received the African Humanities Programme Dissertation Completion fellowship in 2003/2014. Furthermore, he received the African German Network of Excellence grants for Junior Researchers in 2014. He is currently a Georg Forster Postdoctoral Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at Chemnitz University of Technology.

Detailed Curriculum Vitae


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Publications (selected)

A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of some Newspaper Political Campaign Advertisements for Nigeria´s 2015 Elections. In F. Unuabonah, K. Ayoola & A. Adegoju (eds), Explorations in Critical Discourse and New Media Studies: Essays in Honour of Rotimi Taiwo (Pp. 217:241). Berlin: Galda Verlag.
Aspects of Yoruba Lingual-cultural Retentions in Abimbola Adelakun´s Under the Brown Rusted Roofs. Ghana Journal of Linguistics, 6(3): 59-80.
A Multimodal Analysis of the Public Discourse of the 2013 University Lecturers’ Strike in Nigeria”. In Taiwo R. & Opeibi, B. (Eds.), The Discourse of Digital Civic Engagement: Perspectives from the Developing World. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 57-74.
2016 A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Some Visual Images in the Political Rally  Discourse of 2011 Electioneering Campaigns in Southwestern Nigeria”, International Journal of Society, Culture and Language, Vol. 4, Issue 1: 1-19.
2016 “Appraisal of Resources in Post-Election Defeat-Concession Speeches of Some   Gubernatorial Candidates in Southwestern Nigeria, 2014-2015”, The Journal of Pan-African Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 1: 167-187 (California State University, U.S.A.).
2015 “Verbal and Visual Signifiers of  Advertising Shares Offer in Nigeria’s 2005 Bank Capitalisation”, Discourse and Communication, Vol. 9, Issue 5: 519-534 (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain).

“Aspects of Attitudinal Meaning in Nigerian President  Muhammadu Buhari’s Inauguration Speech: An Appraisal Analysis”, The African Symposium, Vol. 15, Issue 2: 3-10 (North Carolina State University, U.S.A.).

2015 Discursive Strategies of Selected Political Rally Campaigns of 2011 Elections in Southwestern Nigeria”, International Journal of Society, Culture and Language, Vol. 3, Issue 1: 120-132.
2014 “Yoruba Proverbs and the Anti-Corruption Crusade in Nigeria”, Inkanyiso Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 6, Issue 1: 41-48
2013 Discursive Strategies in Newspaper Campaign Advertisements for Nigeria’s 2011 Elections”, Discourse and Communication, Vol. 7, Issue 4: 431-452 (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain)
2012 “Communicative Imports of Visual Images in the Discourse of Some Nigerian Student Soccer Fans”, Ibadan Journal of English Studies, Vol. 8: 75-94 (University of Ibadan, Ibadan).

Conferences attended

2015 The 2015 General Elections in Nigeria: The Real Issues held at The Electoral Institute, Independent National Electoral Commission, Abuja, 26-28 July, 2015. (Paper Presented: A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Some Newspaper Political Campaign Advertisements for Nigeria’s 2015 Elections)
2014 University of the Western Cape Centre for Multilingual and Diversities Guest Seminar   held at the University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, 22 November, 2014. (Paper presented: Discursive Strategies in Selected Political Rally Campaigns of 2011 Elections in Southwestern Nigeria
2013 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Conference, Washington DC, USA. (December 15-16, 2009)
2012 2nd International Proverb Conference in Nigeria held at the University of Ilorin, 12-15 March, 2012. (Paper presented: Yoruba Proverbs and the Anti-corruption Crusade in Nigeria).
2012 Ife 2012 English Language, Literature and Communication Conference held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 20-24, August 2012. (Paper presented: A Multimodal Semiotic Study of Selected Visual Images on the 2012 Fuel Subsidy Removal).

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