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Name: Uchenna  Oyali
Institution: Universität Bayreuth
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State and/or Country: Bayern
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
History of Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Anthropological Linguistics
Selected Publications: 1. Oyali, Uchenna. ‘Religious Policies and Translation in the Development of Igbo’. Language, Literature & Communication in a Dynamic World: A Festschrift for Chinyere Ohiri-Anich. Ed. Ozo-mekuri Ndimele. Port Harcourt: M & J Grand Orbit Communications, 2012.
2. Oyali, Uchenna. ‘Translation, Functionalism and Mercenary Experts: On the Adequacy of Nord's Argument of ‘Function plus Loyalty'. AJELS: Abuja Journal of English and Literary Studies. University of Abuja, Abuja. Vol. 2 No 1. 2011. 145 – 155.
3. Oyali, Uchenna. ‘Registers and Code Switching as Stylistic Devices in Chukwuemeka Ike’s Conspiracy of Silence.’ Two Centuries of English Usage in Nigeria since 1842: Patterns and Changes: A Festschrift in Honour of Professor David Eka. Eds Inyang Udofot and Juliet Udoudom. Ikot-Ekpene: Devconsort, 2011. 365 – 375.
4. Oyali, Uchenna. ‘Whose Voice do you Hear? The Pragmatics of Voicing in Ezenwa-Ohaeto’s The Voice of the Night Masquerade.’ JOLAN: Journal of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria Vol 13 No 1, 2010. 57 – 66
5. Oyali, Uchenna. ‘Phoric Flow in Ezenwa-Ohaeto’s The Voice of the Night Masquerade.’ New Frontiers in the Humanities. University of Abuja, Abuja. Vol. 1 No. 3. 2010. 92 – 109.
6. Oyali, Uchenna. ‘Lexical Cohesion in Ezenwa-Ohaeto’s The Voice of the Night Masquerade.’ English Studies and National Development in Nigeria. Ed. Ozo-mekuri Ndimele. Port Harcourt: M & J Grand Orbit Communications, 2010. 515 – 536.
7. Oyali, Uchenna. ‘The Cooperative Principle, Conversation and Poetic Monologue: A Stylistic Study of Ezenwa-Ohaeto’s The Voice of the Night Masquerade.’ Celebrating Academic Excellence: A Festschrift in Honour f Professor L. N. Muoghalu. Eds Joy Eyisi, Ernest Obienusi and Eric Omazu. Enugu: EL’DEMAK, 2010. 569 – 579.
8. Oyali, Uchenna. ‘How do I Address you? Forms of Address in Oko’. International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 1 No 5. 2009. 106-111. Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/ijsa
9. Oyali, Uchenna. ‘Let the Language Fit the Context: Conversation with Gboyega Kolawole on Doomsday of the Mastodon.’ CAVALCADE: A Journal of Writing, Criticism and Art. Vol. 1 No. 1. 2008. 1 – 8.
10. Oyali, Uchenna. ‘Olu and Igbo I Salute You: An Ethno-linguistic and Historical Study of the Identities of the Igbo Peoples.’ Critical Issues in the Study of Linguistics, Languages and Literatures in Nigeria. Eds Ozo-mekuri Ndimele, Imelda Icheji Lawrence Udoh and Ogbonna Anyanwu. Port Harcourt: M & J Grand Orbit Communications, 2008. 133-148.
11. Oyali, Uchenna. ‘What Is in a Name? Chukwuemeka Ike’s Use of Names for Character Delineation in Conspiracy of Silence’. ZAJOLA: Zaria Journal of Liberal Arts. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Vol. 1 No 1, 2007. 177 – 187.
12. Oyali, Uchenna. ‘Aspects of Style in Ezenwa-Ohaeto’s Poetry’. JOLAN: Journal of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria No 10, 2007. 109 – 118.
Courses Taught: English Grammar, Sociolinguistics, Language and Society, Intermediate Composition,

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