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).
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. Amamihe: Journal 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.