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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: Rotimi  Olorunfemi Taiwo
Institution: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Selected Publications: 1. Lexico-smenatic Relations Errors in Senior Secondary School Students' Writing (2001) in Nordic Journal of African Studies Vol. 10. No 3 2001 (366 - 377)
2. Helping ESL Learners to Minimize Collocational Errors (2004) In Internet Journal for Teachers of English as a Second Language Vol. X No 4 April, 2004.
3. Experiential Meanings in Englidsh Narrative Texts of Secondary School Pupils in Western Nigeria. In Papers in English Linguistics, Vol. 4, 1999
4. Speech as Headline in Nigerian Newspapers. In The Domestication of English in Nigeria (Eds) Segun Awonusi and E. A. Babalola.2003.(323 - 335)
5. Yoruba Market Discourse. In The Nigerian Field Vol. 63, Parts I and II (39 - 45)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Perspectives on Media Discourse
 Perspectives on African Studies
 Pragmatics of Nigerian English in Digital Discourse
Courses Taught: EGL 308: Introduction to Discourse Analysis
EGL 401: Topics in English Grammar
ENG 313: Contemporary English Usage
EGL 203/204: Advanced English Grammar I & II
Dissertation Abstract: Collocational Errors in the Written English of Senior Secondary School Pupils in Six Yoruba-Speaking States in Nigeria
Academic Paper Abstract: The functions of English in Nigeria from the earliest times to the present day

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