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English Language and Linguistics


Dunlop Ochieng spent three years here on a DAAD scholarship as a PhD student

Short curriculum vitae

I did diploma in education (Geography and English) at Butimba Teachers College in 2000. Afterwards, I taught English in two different schools namely: Bismark School (May, 2000-May 2002) and Busolwa Secondary School (June, 2002-September 2002). In October, 2002, I joined the University of Dar es Salaam for BA (Literature and Linguistics) and graduated in June, 2005. I then enrolled in MA Linguistics at the University of Dar es Salaam in September 2005 and graduated in December 2008. Amid my studies, I worked at Dar es Salaam University College of Education from January, 2007 to January, 2008; as a lecturer (Communication Skills); and at the Open University of Tanzania from February, 2008 to date, as a lecturer (Semantics and Sociolinguistics). From April, 2011 to September 2011, I did German Language Course at Eurasia Language Institute in Berlin. In the meantime, I am working on my PhD project under guardianship of the Department of English Language and Linguistics (TU-Chemnitz) as DAAD/TZ exchange scholar.

Research interests

I am interested in communication studies, sociolinguistics and semantics; and now my focus is doing corpus based researches in such areas. My long plan is to expand Tanzanian English Corpus in the International Corpus of English for other researchers and users interested in the corpus. Professionally, I teach English and Kiswahili, edit/review (Kiswahili/English), translate (Kiswahili/English), and field interpret (Kiswahili/English/Luo)