Dr Fridah Kanana


  • Kariuki  A., Kanana, F.E. and Kebeya H. (forthcoming). The growth and use of Sheng in Advertisements in selected Businesses in Kenya. Journal of African Cultural Studies (JACS). Manuscript ID CJAC-2014-0061.RA
  • Kebeya, H. O. & Kanana F.E. (forthcoming). Devolution of Governance and Linguistic (In) equalities in Kenya. Endangered Languages in Context: Social, Educational and
    Developmental Perspectives, ed. Martin Pütz, Duisburg Papers on Research in Language and Culture, Frankfurt/M. et al.: Peter Lang.

  • Kanana, F.E. (2014). Noun Morphophonemics and Noun Class Restructuring: The Case of  Meru Gender 11/10. South African Journal of African Languages (SAJAL) 34(1).
  • Kanana, F. E. (2014). The Growth Of English As A Status Language In Africa: Insights From Kenya. In Multilingualism And Education In Africa: The State Of The State Of The Art, Edited By Daniel O. Orwenjo, Martin C. Njoroge, Ruth W. Ndung’u And Phyllis W. Mwangi, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Uk @2014 , ISBN (10): 1-4438-6222-3, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-6222-6.
  • Kanana, F.E. (2014).Lexico-Phonological Comparative Analysis of Selected Dialects of the Meru-Tharaka group. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main, edited by Rainer Vossen, E-ISBN 978-3-653-05161-2 (E-Book) ISBN 978-3-631-60376-5 (Print)
  • Kanana, F. E. (2013). Examining African Languages as Tools for National Development: The Case of Kiswahili. Journal of Pan African Studies 6 (6): 41-48.
  • Kanana, F. E. (2011). Dialect Convergence and Divergence: A Case of Chuka and Imenti. Selected Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, ed. Eyamba G. Bokamba et al., 190-205. Sommerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  • Kanana, F. E. (2011). Meru Dialects: The Linguistic Evidence. Nordic Journal of African Studies 20(4): 300-327.
  • Ogutu, E. A. & Kanana, F.E. (2003). Code Switching in Multilingual Situations: Opposing Views. Conference Proceedings of ATWS Conference, September 17-19, 2003.
  • Atheru, G., Kanana F.E., Kiriago, S. & Sang K. P. (2014). Training Manual for Entrepreneurship and Business Management, Kenyatta University Press. (Copyright ©Kenyatta University, 2014)
  • Otieno, M., Kanana, F. E. & Odiwour, F. (2011). Organizational Skills and Time Management, Kenyatta University.(KU-RCD Training Manual ©2011).

  • Kanana, F. E., Gimode, J. & Maroko, D. (2011). Minute Taking and Report Writing Skills, Kenyatta University (KU-RCD Training Manual ©2011 )


  • 2014 Participated and reperesented the Global Young Academy at the Global Research Council African Summit, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 23-25 November, 2014.

  • 2014 Participated and reperesented the Global Young Academy in the the 10th Annual Meeting of African Science Academies (AMASA), Entebbe, Uganda, 10-12 November, 2014

  • 2014 Participated in a series of Project Team Meetings and presented a seminar paper, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 12 – 18 October, 2014.

  •  2014 Participated in an International Symposium “Colonial Linguistics: Knowledges and Epistemes”, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 16 – 17 October 2014.

  •  2014 Presented a paper at the “Public Debate on Impact of Sheng on other Kenyan Languages”, Kenyatta University, 26th June, 2014

  • 2014 Attended the 28th Postgraduate seminar, “Driving Development through Research”, 18th June, 2014.

  •  2014 Participated in a workshop organized by the Igembe North Sub-Countys to oversee the training of teachers of English by other teachers (TOTs) who had benefitted from the ORELT Project, 4- 7 June, 2014.

  • 2014 Attended a Supervisors workshop organised by Graduate School, Kenyatta University, BSSC, June 2014. 

  • 2014 Participated in DAAD Conference “How to Equip a Leader”, A Conference to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the DAAD Regional Office for African in Nairobi, Kenya, 28 – 30 May, 2014

  • 2014 Participated in a GYA conference and AGM, 21 – 25 May, 2014. 2014 Attended a seminar on “Language Dictionaries in a Multilingual Society: Challenges and Benefits”, at the Department of English and Linguistics, Kenyatta University, 26th March, 2014

  • 2014 Attended a seminar on “the Passive and Antipassive Enigma in Nilotic” at the Department of English and Linguistics, Kenyatta University, 14th March, 2014.

  • 2014 Attended a seminar “What the Language Syllabus Proposes vs What the Learners Eventually Learn in Kenya” at the Department of English and Linguistics, Kenyatta University, 12th February, 2014.

  • 2014 Participated in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) training of of young entrepreneurs, at The Luke Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 27January – 5 February, 2014.

  • 2014 Participated in the 1st Africa Young Academies Regional conference, “Accelerating Science for Development in Africa by Increasing the Momentum and Impact of National Young Academies”, held at Gracia Gardens Resort, Nairobi, Kenya, 3– 5 February, 2014.

  • 2014 Participated in the Curriculum Review Workshop for the proposed National Open University of Kenya (NOUK), at Multi Media University of Kenya, 30 – 31 January, 2014.

  • 2013 Participated in the Curriculum Planning Workshop for the proposed National Open University of Kenya (NOUK), at Multi Media University of Kenya, 9 – 11 December, 2013.

  • 2013 Participated in the G20 Inclusive Business Workshop Africa “Scale, Replicate, Accelerate: Growing Inclusive Business in Africa”, held at at Hilton Hotel Nairobi, Kenya, 29-30 October, 2013.

  • 2013 Participation in the 50th Anniversary of the German-French cooperation conference at The Heron Portico Hotel, Nairobi Kenya, 28thOctober, 2013.

  • 2013 Participation in the 43rd Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics (CALL 2013), held at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, 26 – 28 August, 2013.

  • 2013 A special Workshop: Urban Youth Language in Africa – a Multi-sited Research Collaboration, held at Lady Hamilton Hotel, Cape Town SA, June 7, 2013.

  • 2013 KDSA 2013 Annual Conference on African Cities of the Future: Smart, Sustainable, Participatory held at Safaripark on 30–31May, 2013.

  • 2013 Retooled in teaching methodology and testing, Kenyatta University, Kenya.

  • 2013 Attended a seminar on “Creating Research Responsive Societies” at the Department of English and Linguistics, Kenyatta University, 27th March, 2013.

  • 2012 Postgraduate seminar by M.A. and PhD graduands on “Applying Research to Regional Challenges of Leadership and Citizenship”, Kenyatta University, BSSC, November 2012.

  • 2012 Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) training on Proposal Writing for International Research Projects – Part II at Sawela Lodge, Naivasha, Kenya, 9 – 14April,2012.

  • 2011 Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) training on Proposal Writing for International Research Projects – Part Iat Silver Springs Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 20 – 25November, 2011.

  • 2011 African Linguistics School (ALS) Summer School, at Porto-Novo, Republic of Benin, 18 – 29 July, 2011

  • 2011 Workshop to fine-tune the Curriculum for the Department of English and Linguistics, Kenyatta University (Utalii Hotel, Nairobi).

  • 2010 A workshop to review The English and Linguistics curriculum, Kenyatta University held at Garden Hotel, Machakos, 17 – 19 November, 2010

  • 2010 Participation in the Summer School on Linguistic Typology, held at University of Leipzig, Germany, August 15 – September 3, 2010

  • 2009 Frankfurt Graduate School Training on Academic Writing, University of Frankfurt, Germany, 19 – 20October, 2009.

  • 2009 Participation in the Summer School in African Linguistics, Department of African Linguistics, University of Cologne, Germany, 13 – 21August, 2009.

  • 2009 Frankfurt Graduate School (FGS) Training, “Generic Skills Training: From Doctorate to Executive Positions; how to Valorize your Doctoral Education”, University of Frankfurt, Germany, 16 – 17July, 2009.

  • 2007 Participated in the Conference, Lost or Found in Translation? Interkulturelle/Internationale Perspektiven der Geisteswissenschaften(Lost or Found in Translation? Intercultural/International Perspectives of Humanities), held at Justus Liebig University Gießen, Germany, 7 – 9December, 2007.

  • 2007Participated in the Conference, Internationalität der Geisteswissenschaften in einer Globalisierten Welt (Internationality of Humanities in a Globalised World) held at Free University Berlin, Germany, 1 – 3June, 2007.

  • 2006 Attended a Summer School and Training on Methodological Training in Research in Social Sciences and Humanities in East Africa organised by French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA), Nairobi, Kenya,3 – 14July, 2006.

  • 2005 Participated in the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa(CODESRIA) workshop: Regional Methodological Workshop on Social Sciences in Africa – Session 2005,Kenyatta University, Kenya,11 – 15April, 2005

  • 2005 Attended the launching of the Gender and Governance Program held at Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi, 22ndMarch, 2005.

  • 2003 Attended an open lecture on Mainstreaming of Gender and Environmental Issues in Social Development; the Experience of Japan and its Lessons to Africa at African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, 24th July, 2003.

  • 2003 Regional Conference on the Impact of HIV/AIDS and the Family organised by Association of African Women for Research and Development (AAWORD) Kenyan Chapter, Silver Springs hotel, Nairobi, 23 – 26April, 2003.

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