Adedimeji, Mahfouz Adebola


PUBLICATIONS

Home Based Publications

Journal Articles in Print

  1. Adedimeji, M.A. (1999): Towards a functional ESP programme in Nigeria: an illustration with a Nigerian university. Centrepoint (9) 1; 15 - 26, Published by the Library and Publication Committee, University of Ilorin.
  2. Adedimeji, M.A. (2003): The semantics and pragmatics of Nigerian proverbs in Chinua Achebe’s Things fall apart and Ola Rotimi’s The gods are not to blame. Alore: Ilorin Journal of the Humanities. (13); 54 – 79, Published by the Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin. Available at http://unilorin.edu.ng/publications/ADEDIMEJI/SEMANTICS&PRAGMATIC.htm.
  3. Adedimeji, M.A. (2006): Sexist language and the campus lingo of the University of Ilorin students: Implications for gender attitudes. Alore: Ilorin Journal of the Humanities. (16); 96-112, Published by the Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin.
  4. Adedimeji, M. A. and Salawdeen, W. O. (2008): An appraisal of the language planning problems of the developing Nations. Al-Hikmah Journal of the Humanities     (1) 1& 2; 29-42, Published by the College of Humanities, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria.

 

Chapters in Books

  1. Adedimeji, M.A. (2005): Word structure in English. In Basic Communication Skills for Students of Science and Humanities. Ilorin. Alabi, V. A. and S.T. Babatunde (eds.) 1 – 21. Ilorin: Published by the Department of English, University of Ilorin. Available at http://unilorin.edu.ng/publications/ADEDIMEJI/WORD%20STRUCTURE%20IN%20ENGLISH.pdf.
  2.   Adedimeji, M.A. (2007): Semiotics: The science of signs. In Critical Perspectives on     English Language             and Literature. Olu, Obafemi, G. A. Ajadi    and V. A. Alabi  (eds.)            145 – 161. Ilorin: Published by the Department of English, University of Ilorin. Available at http://unilorin.edu.ng/publications/ADEDIMEJI/SEMIOTICS%20THE%20SCIENCE%20OF%20SIGNS%20now.pdf.
  3. Adedimeji, M. A. (2009): Basic principles of effective writing. In Use of English in Higher Education. V.A. Alabi and S.T. Babatunde (eds.) Ilorin: 135-154. Published by General Studies Division, University of Ilorin.
  4. Adedimeji, M. A. (2013): The interface of history, culture and language in Isiaka Aliagan’s Oba Mama: A stylistic analysis. In Ilorin: History, Culture and Lessons of Peaceful Coexistence. Oladosu, A.G.A.S., Z. I. Oseni, M. A. Adedimeji, A. L. Azeez, S. S. Abdulbaqi and G. A. Animashawun (eds.) 288 – 309. Ilorin: Published by Centre for Ilorin Studies, University of Ilorin.
  5.  Adedimeji, M. A. and A. L. Azeez (2015): Language and communication impact on harmonious industrial relations at the University of Ilorin. In Ilorin as a Beacon of Learning and Culture in West Africa. Oseni, Z. I., A. G. A. S. Oladosu, B. O. Yusuf and M. A. Adedimeji (eds.) 197 – 213. Ilorin: Published by Centre for Ilorin Studies, University of Ilorin.

 

National Publications

Journal Articles in Print

  1. Adedimeji, M.A. (2003): What the Nigerian drivers do with signs: A semiotic exploration. MAJAC Makurdi Journal of Arts and Culture (5); 117–126. Published by the Faculty of Arts, Benue State University, Makurdi.
  2. Adedimeji, M.A. (2005): Logical fallacies and thirty English proverbs: A truth conditional semantic approach. The Abuja Communicator. (2) 1; 122 – 143, Published by the Department of the Performing Arts, University of Abuja.
  3. Adedimeji, M.A. (2007): The linguistic features of Nigerian English and their implication for 21st Century English pedagogy. The Abuja Communicator (3) 1;157-174, Published by the Department of the Performing Arts, University of Abuja. Available at http://unilorin.edu.ng/publications/ADEDIMEJI/Ed.pdf.
  4. Adedimeji, M.A. (2007): The language of politics in Nigeria: conflicts and resolution. FAIS Journal of Humanities, (3) 6; 1-29, Published by the Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies, Bayero University, Kano. Available at http://unilorin.edu.ng/publications/ADEDIMEJI/THE%20LANGUAGE%20OF%20POLITICS%20IN%20NIGERIA%20ReSubmitted.pdf.
  5. Adedimeji, M. A. (2007): A sociolinguistic study of the Nigerian proverbs in Zainab Alkali’s The stillborn and The virtuous woman. JOLAN: Journal of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria. (10); 87-108, Published by the Linguistic Association of Nigeria.
  6. Adedimeji, M. A. (2008): Teaching without tears: Applying pragmatics to second/foreign language teaching. Journal of Research in National Development. (6) 1; 102-112, Published by the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. Available online at http://unilorin.edu.ng/publications/ADEDIMEJI/TEACHING%20WITHOUT%20TEARS%20edited.pdf.
  7. 16. Adedimeji, M.A. (2008): Culture and language in African literature: An appraisal of Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God. Papers in English Linguistics, (9) 72-84, Published by the Linguistics Association, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Available at http://unilorin.edu.ng/publications/ADEDIMEJI/Culture%20and%20Language%20in%20African%20Literature%20ed.pdf.
  8. Adedimeji, M. A. (2010): Language question and the constitutional challenges of development in a multilingual country. Journal of Research in National Development. (8) 2b; 271-278, Published by the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. Available online at http:ajol.info/journal/index.php/jorind…166801.
  9. Yusuf, B. O. and M. A. Adedimeji, (2011): Sustaining democracy and promoting peace in a multilingual country: The role of religion.  Maiduguri Journal of Arts and            Social Sciences: MAJAS. (9) 2;  192 – 207, Published by the Faculties of Arts and      Social Sciences, University of Maiduguri.
  10. Adedimeji, M. A. and T. A. Alabi (2011): The stylistics of African proverbs in T. M. Aluko’s Kinsman & foreman. Ibadan Journal of English Studies. (7); 123-135, Published by the Department of English, University of Ibadan.
  11. Adedimeji, M. A. (2012): Towards a formal variety differentiation of Nigerian English. JNESA: Journal of the Nigeria English Studies Association. (15) 2; 136-148, Published by the Nigeria English Studies Association.
  12. Adedimeji, M. A. (2012): Ten critical C’s of perspectivising the historicism of the English language in Nigeria. AJELLS: Awka Journal of English Language and Literary Studies. (3) 1; 178- 196, Published by the Department of English Language and Literature, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

 

Chapters in Books

  1. Adedimeji, M. A. (2004): The unifying role of English in a multilingual Nation: The case of Nigeria. In Language and Culture in Nigeria: A Festchrift for Okon Essien. Ndimele, Ozo-mekuri (ed.) 67 – 75. Aba: Published by National Institute for Nigerian Languages. Available at http://unilorin.edu.ng/publications/ADEDIMEJI/SEMANTICS&PRAGMATIC.htm.
  2. Adedimeji, M. A. (2005): Language functions and conflict management in Nigeria: A functional linguistic approach. In Trends in the Study of Languages and Linguistics in Nigeria: A Festschrift for Philip Akujuoobi Nwachukwu. Ndimele, Ozo-mekuri (ed.) Port Harcourt: 187 – 198. Port Harcourt: Published by the Linguistics Association of Nigeria. Available at http://unilorin.edu.ng/publications/ADEDIMEJI/Language%20Functions%20and%20Conflict%20Management...pdf.
  3. Adedimeji, M. A. (2009): A universal pragmatic analysis of Nigerian proverbs in Ola Rotimi’s Kurunmi.  In Language, Gender and Society. Odebunmi, A.,          E. A. Arua      & Sailal Arimi (Eds.) 545 – 562. Ibadan: Published by Concept    Publications for           Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation.
  4. 25. Alabi, V. A. and A. Adedimeji (2010): Contributions of Nigerian universities to knowledge and development in linguistics and language studies. In 50 Years of University Education in Nigeria: Evolution, Achievements and Future Directions. Okojie, J., I. Oloyede & P.  Obanya (eds.) 311- 330. Ilorin and Abuja: Published by the University of Ilorin and National Universities Commission.
  5. Adedimeji, M. A. (2010): Language politics in Nigeria. In Language Policy, Planning and Management in Nigeria: A Festschrift for Ben O. Elugbe. Ndimele, Ozo-mekuri (ed.) 697 – 715. Port Harcourt: Published by the Linguistics Association of Nigeria.          
  6. Adedimeji, M. A., T. A. Alabi and M. S. Abdullahi-Idiagbon (2013): The implications of language skills for development in Nigeria. In Issues in Language and Linguistics: Perspectives from Nigeria. Kaduna: Language Study Group of Nigeria. Ayodabo, O. and N. Butari (eds.) 170 – 183. Kaduna: Published by the Department of English and Drama, Kaduna State University.

 

 Edited Conference Proceedings

  1. Adedimeji, M.A. (2009): The phenomenology of English in Nigeria and the challenges of globalization. In Reinventing the English Language in Nigeria in the Context of Globalization and Decolonization: Refreed           Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Nigeria English         Studies Association     (NESA). Wale Adegbite and Billy Olajide (eds.) 35- 46. Published by the Nigeria English Studies Association.
  2. Alabi, V.A. and M. A. Adedimeji (2009): The nexus between stylistics and the language of poetry: An analysis of selected poems. In Reinventing the        English Language in Nigeria in the Context of Globalization and       Decolonization: Refreed Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Nigeria English Studies Association (NESA). Wale Adegbite and Billy Olajide (eds.) 216 – 222, Published by the Nigeria English Studies Association. Available at http://unilorin.edu.ng/publications/ADEDIMEJI/http___www.unilorin.edu.pdf.

 

International Publications

Journal Articles in Print

  1. Babatunde, S.T. and Adedimeji, M.A. (2008): The theory and practice of politeness phenomena in a Nigerian university. Issues in Intercultural Communication. (2) 1 77-95, Published by Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Available online at http://indiana.edu/~iic
  2. Adedimeji, M. A. (2009): Nigerian pidgin as a national language: A thematic appraisal of Segun Oyekunle’s Katakata for sofahead and Ola Rotimi’s Grip am. DRUMPEAK: International Journal of Research in the Humanities. (2) 3; 1 -27, Published by the Faculty of Arts, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Available online at www.ucc.edu.gh/journal
  3. Adedimeji, M. A. and V. T. Alabi. (2014): A stylistic study of Bina Nengi-Ilagha’s Condolences. ANUJAT: Applied Journal of Thought. (3) 2; 126-148, Published by All Nations University, Koforidua, Ghana. Available at https://www.anuc.edu.gh/home/journal/20/journalmore.html.
  4. Adedimeji, M. A. (2016): An evaluation of the ‘Use of English’ examination questions at the University of Ilorin: A pilot study”. ANUJAT: Applied Journal of Thought (5) 1; 12-24, Published by All Nations University, Koforidua, Ghana. Available at https://www.anuc.edu.gh/home/journal/20/journalmore.html.

 

 

Chapters in Books

  1. Adedimeji, M.A. (2007): A speech act analysis of cigarette advertising in the Nigerian media. In Perspectives on Media Discourse. Taiwo, Rotimi, Akin Odebunmi and Akin Adetunji (Eds.) 267 – 679, Muenchen: Published by Lincom Europa.
  2. Adedimeji, M. A. (2009): Globalization and the survival of the Nigerian cultural and linguistic heritage: The American paradigm. In The Sociolinguistics of English and Nigerian Languages. Adeyanju, D. (ed.). 69 – 87. Muenchen, Germany: Published by Lincom Europa Academic Publications. Available at http://unilorin.edu.ng/publications/ADEDIMEJI/edited.pdf.
  3. Adedimeji, M. A. (2010): Sociological and historical contexts of number plate sloganeering in Nigeria. In Studies in Slang and Slogans. Babatunde, Sola, Akin   Odebunmi, Akin Adetunji and Mahfouz Adedimeji (eds.) 224 – 244. Published by      LINCOM GmbH Academic Publications.
  4. Adedimeji, M. A. (2011): Towards a pragma-integrative approach to the teaching of ‘use of English’ in Nigeria: A case for human development. In Culture, Science and Sustainable Development in Africa. Opoku-Agyemang, K. (ed.)178 -193. Cape Coast: Published by the University of Cape Coast Press. Available at http://unilorin.edu.ng/publications/ADEDIMEJI/TOWARDS%20AN%20INTEGRATIVE%20APPROACH%20TO%20THE%20TEACHING%20OF.pdf.
  5. Adedimeji, M. A. and J. O. Ojuade, (2011): A lexico-semantic study of Ola Rotimi’s   Kurunmi and Our husband has gone mad again.  In Cross-currents in Language, Literature & Translation: Festschrift for Prof. J. P. A. Ukoyen. Kuupole, D. D, I. Bariki and R. Yennah (eds.) 96-113. Porto-Novo: Published by SONOU d’Afrique – Universite bilingue.
  6. Adedimeji, M. A. (2012): Islamic education in Nigeria and Al-Ilory: The language question and the challenges ahead. Shaykh Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory in the Tableau of Immortality. Abubakre, R. D. (ed.) 159 – 181. Riyadh: Published by Nigerian Centre for Arabic Research.
  7.    Adedimeji, M. A. and A. O. Ayuba, (2012): From text linguistics to text typology:  Towards a pragma-semiotic approach to the translation of Al-Ilory’s Arabic texts to   English. In Shaykh Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory in the Tableau of Immortality. Abubakre, R. D. (ed.) 235 – 256. Riyadh: Published by the Nigerian Centre for Arabic Research.

 

Edited Conference Proceeding

  1. Adedimeji, M. A. (2013): A pragmatic study of media war against military rule in Nigeria (1989 – 1999). Proceedings of ILCC 2013: International Language for Communication Conference 2013 (23-25 August, 2013). Kuala Lumpur. 176-188. Published by International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Press.