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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Augustine  Uzoma Nwagbara
Institution: University of Lagos
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State and/or Country: Lagos
Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: 1. Remedial English, Correspondence and Open Studies Institute, University of Lagos, 1995 (edited by Eruvbetine, Adetugbo, Okoro and Maduagwu)

2. “Women and the Dialectics of War: A Comparative Study of the Portrayal of Women in Nigerian Civil War Fiction Authored by Men and Women” in Men, Women and Violence edited by Oyekanmi, F. (1998) Dakar: CODESRIA

3. “Language and Identity: Linguistic Perceptions of Gender and Culture in Karen King-Aribisala’s Our Wife and Other Stories” in Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele (ed.)2004 Language and Culture in Nigeria: A Festschrift for Okon Essien

4. “Art, Recreation and Creativity in Metropolitan Lagos: Programs and Opportunities for Youth Development” (Mimeo.) Lagos: Development Research and Action Network.

5. “Identities and Representations: A Socio-Semiotic Perspective to the Challenges of Linguistic Pluralism, Conflicts and Nation Building in Nigeria” in Eruvbetine, A. E. ed (2001) The Humanistic Management of Pluralism: A Formula for Development in Nigeria. Lagos: Faculty of Arts University of Lagos.

6. “Iconicity And The Pragmatics Of Discourse In Nigerian Poetry In English: The Example Of Niyi Osundare”, Lagos Review of English Studies, University of Lagos, Lagos.
Courses Taught: Spoken English, Writing Skills, The English Language in Book Publishing and Bibliographical Studies, The English Language in Relation to Literary Studies, Nigerian English

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