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  • Welcome to department of LINGUISTICS

    Linguistics is the science of language. As linguists we seek to understand the properties shared by all natural human languages: how languages are structured, and how and why they vary and change - how language is acquired, and how it is used by individuals and groups to communicate. If you enjoy a problem-solving approach, then linguistics is the right subject for you.

    : . HISTORY

    LINGUISTICS


    The Department of Linguistics started as a unit in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciencesin the 1993/1994 academic session with six students. At the time, the unit had one lecturer, Dr P.N. Anagbogu, who was also the Head of the Unit. The staff strength increased with the arrival ofLevi  O.  Igwe,  who  was  invited  by  the  Head  from  the  College  of  Education,  Nsugbe.Subsequently, Dr M. E. Iwundu of the Department of Linguistics, University of Nigeria, Nsukkajoined but as a part-time member of staff. The following academic sessions were marked byfurther increase in staff strength and student population. The status of the Unit changed to theDepartment of Linguistics in 1998/1999 Academic Session when the Faculty of Arts was createdfrom the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. It was headed from this time to 2001 by Dr P. N.Anagbogu; 2001 – 2003, Rev L. O. Igwe; 2003 – 2004, Dr P. N. Anagbogu; 2004 – 2006, Dr B.I. Mmadike; 2006 – 2008, Dr R. O. Ezeuko; 2008 – 2009, Prof. P. N. Anagbogu; 2009 – 2013Prof. Cecilia. A. Eme and 2013-date, Dr Greg Obiamalu. The Department got full accreditationin 2005/2006 Academic Session. From the inception of the Department, more than fourteen sets of B. A. degree holdershave  been  produced.  Moreover,  the  Department  runs  post  graduate  programmes.  The  MAprogramme  started  in  1999.  From this  time  to  date,  more  than  18  MA holders  have  beenproduced.  Post  graduate  diploma  and  Ph.  D  programmes  were  introduced  in  2007.  Theprogrammes are strong and have a promising future.The  Department  hosts  a  journal,  The  Awka  Journal  of  Linguistics  and  Languages(AJILL). Five volumes of the journal have been produced.


    : . HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

    DR G.O.C. OBIAMALU



    Mission

    The objectives of this programme are: 1. To expose the students to the main pinciples, theories and practice of Linguistics. 2. To train them to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to tasks and problems with particular reference to the language of their own environment. 3. To equip them for effective performance in their chosen careers or for further studies in their chosen disciplines.

    Vision

    The philosophy of the Department is geared towards enabling man to discover, know and understand himself through the study of Linguistics.

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    Admission Requirements
    Undergraduate

    Prospective candidates should in addition to obtaining the minimum university entryrequirements, also have a minimum of credit level in the English Language and a pass inMathematics or in a science subject. That is for UME students. Direct Entry students areexpected to possess a diploma in Linguistics from a recognized university or an NCE with acredit in the language of their choice. The admission requirements for the Continuing EducationProgramme (CEP) are the same as the UME requirements.

    Postgraduate

    Admission Requirements for PGD:To be eligible for admission into the programme, a candidate must hold a first degreeclassification acceptable to the University, in any field and from any recognized University.O’Level requirements: 5 credit passes in English, any science subject and 3 others Admission requirements for Masters: As specified in the University Postgraduate Regulations,candidates must hold at least a Second Class Honours degree in linguistics or a subject with astrong linguistics component from a recognised university. Under special circumstances,candidates from other disciplines with a strong analytical component will be considered. O’Level requirements: 5 credit passes in English and 4 other subjectsLANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Students are required to demonstrate the ability to read andwrite one African language. Students are strongly advised to acquire knowledge of an additional European language.

    Diploma

    The department does not currently run a diploma programme

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    Email:   linguistics@unizik.edu.ng
    Address NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF ARTS DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS. P M B 5025, AWKA
      

      

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