Dr Ifeoma Obuasi

Dr Ifeoma Obuasi



IFEOMA OBUASI, PhD, is an Associate Professor (Sociolinguistics), in the SCHOOL OF GENERAL STUDIES, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. She is a pragmatic and reserved academic, a profound editor who started her academic carrier at University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1998 (twenty years ago).

Qualifications and Membership to Academic Bodies:

She obtained her BA (English), PGD (Pub Admin), and two MA certificates in Applied Linguistics and Sociolinguistics respectively from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and has a PhD in Sociolinguistics/Discourse Studies from Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki – Nigeria.

She has about fifty researched publications focusing on Sociolinguistics, pedagogic discourse, religious discourse, gender discourse, and Igbo language in various national and international journals to her credit.

In addition to her editorial wit and expertise in organizing conferences, Dr Ifeoma Obuasi has attended over twenty national and international conferences and belongs to more than fifteen national and international academic bodies – some of which are: West African Linguistics Society (WALS), Linguistics Association of Nigeria (LAN), Association for Promoting Nigerian Languages and Cultures (APNILAC) where she served as the National Secretary for six years, English Language Teachers Association of Nigeria (ELTAN), Igbo Studies Association (International). Presently, she is a serving Secretary to an International Research and Development group – International Network for Action Research on Education, Language and Society (INARELS).


Special Training

She was a nominee to the Continuing Professional Development Training by the British Council at the British Council Office, Abuja, 9th – 13th September, 2013.

Areas of Interest: Communicative Competence, Language in Education, Discourse Studies, Gender Studies, Igbo Language Studies, and studies in other Nigerian indigenous languages. She finds satisfaction mentoring, teaching, reading, listening to people, and listening to African traditional music.


Her Publications include a mainline book she just published for her students:


Obuasi, I. (2018). Language and communication skills in English: A course book for

      students. Enugu: SAN Press Ltd.


Some others are:

Obuasi, I. (2018). Characterization and the him in fadaebo. Igwebuike: An African

      Journal of Arts and Humanities, 4(1): 97-106. Available @ igwebuikejournals.com


Obuasi, I. (2016). Morphological processes in Anaku-Igbo: Situating Universality.

      Africology: Journal of Pan African Studies, 9(6): 16 – 31. Available @



Obuasi, I. (2015). In the paradise of language of instruction (LoI) politics. Nsukka

     Journal of Humanities, 23 (1): 48 – 56. Available @



Obuasi, I. & Abonyi, D. (2015). Policy and need controversy: An assessment of the use

      of English /Igbo for instruction in senior primary grades in Eastern Nigeria.

      International Journal of Educational Science and Technology Research (IJESR),

      5(4): 9-16. Available @ www.tjprc.org


Obuasi, I. (2014). Linguistic factors as influence on evangelization: A case study of two

      selected Christian churches in Nigeria. Research on Humanities and Social Science,

      4(10): 6-9. Available @ www.iiste.org/Journal/index.php/RHSS/article/view/13238


Obuasi, I. (2014). English language in Anaku dialect environment: A query on language of

      instruction. Current Studies in Comparative Education, Science and Technology, 1:74-



Obuasi, I. (2013). The ethnography of speaking: An appraisal of two selected Nigerian

       christian sermons. International Journal of Research in Arts and Social Sciences, 6:

       394-404. Available @ www.academicexcellencesociety.com

Obuasi, I. (2012). Nettlesome challenges of uniformation: A survey of Anaku public

       schools. Ikogho: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal, 10 (1&2):52-72. Available @



Obuasi, I. (2012). Language shift and environ-mentality: The Nigerian situation. Ikenga:

       International Journal of Institute of African Studies,14(1):1-12. Available @



Obuasi, I. (2011). General studies programme: The fundus for tertiary education.

      Journal of Liberal Studies, 14(2): 125-133.


Obuasi, I. (2010). Resultant effect of Ontolinguistic shift of Anaku dialect of Igbo: A

       Review of Study. Journal of Arts and Culture, 5(1): 16-21.


Obuasi, I. (2009). Autosegmental phonology: A roadmap for the analysis of tonal

       languages. International Journal of Linguistics and Language,1(1):35-41.



Obuasi, I. (2009). English language in a nationistic state: The crises of national

      integration in Nigeria. AmamiheJournal of Applied Philosophy, 7:71-87. Also

      available @ http://www.inter-disciplinary.net


Obuasi, I. (2008). Towards “term paper” writing of the Use of English Programme

      (General Studies-GS): A short appraisal of students’ attitude: International Journal of

      Sustainable Development, 1(4):84-90.


Obuasi, I. (2007). Psycholinguistic studies: An aid to national development. Journal of

       Humanities, 3(2): 37-44.


Obuasi, I. (2006). A linguistic perspective of the role of the church in the Nigerian

      context. Journal of Nigerian Languages and Culture, 8,170-176.


Obuasi, I. (2006). The place of language in the Nigerian reform agenda. In O.

        Ndimele, C. I. Ikekeonwu, & B. M. Mba (Eds) Language and economic

        reforms in Nigeria, 15-23. Port Harcourt: Linguistics Association of Nigeria.


Obuasi, I. (2001). The communicative role of language in a multilingual environment.

      Journal of Liberal Studies, 9:102-111.