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Name: Desire  Baloubi
Institution: Shaw University
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State and/or Country: NC
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Ede Idaca
Language Family(ies): Southwestern Edoid
Selected Publications: 1. "Tje Idaacha Communities in the Republic of Benin: Juggling for Linguistic and Ethnic Identity," in Leonard R.N. Ashley and Wayne H. Finke,eds. Language and Identity. East Rockaway, NY: Cummings+Hathaway Publishers, 2004, 49-62.

2. "From Nigeria to Benin: Introducing the Idaacha Dialect of Yoruba," in Adebayo Oyebade, ed.
The Transformation of Nigeria. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, Inc, 2002, 559-583.

3. "The Art of Storytelling in Africa: The Narrative Structure of a Folktale in the Idaacha Dialect of Yoruba," in Africa in Transition: A Retrospect of the 20th Century, Conference Proceedings, Kentucky State University: Frankfort, 14-15 April 2000, 116=126.

4. "Teaching African Literature in English to Speakers of Other Languages: The Cultural Issue," INTESOL, fall 1997 <htpp://>
Courses Taught: ENG 111; ENG 113; ENG 309 (Advanced Composition & Rhetorical Theories); MDS 360 (Intro to linguistics with emphasis on a) language variation & b) language and culture); MDS 418 (Senior Seminar in Liberal Studies); MDS 216 (Writing and Reading across the Curriculum); EVR 300 (Research & Portfolio Development); and COM 210 (Communication Studies/Public Speaker).
Dissertation Abstract: The Morphophonemics of the Idaacha Dialect of Yoruba

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