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Dr. Phyllis W. Mwangi

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Title/Qualifications: PhD
Department/Unit/Section: English and Linguistics
Contact Address: PO Box 43844 – 00100 Nairobi
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Position: Senior Lecturer

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Conference Presentations

  • 2017:“The Role of Edutainment in Acquiring Early Literacy Skills: Evidence from Kenya. Co-authored paper presented at the 10th Pan African Literacy for All conference in August in Abuja.
  • 2017:“When Basic Words Become Spelling Demons for some Kenyan Pupils: Literacy Sacrificed at the Altar of Dysgraphia.” Co-authored paper presented at the 10th Pan African Literacy for All conference in August in Abuja.
  • 2017:“Scaling the Literacy Cliff in an Emergency Context: The Case Learners in the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya.” Co-authored paper presented at the 10th Pan African Literacy for All conference in August in Abuja.
  • 2017:“Reading and Phonics Teaching: A Success Story from Somaliland.” Co-authored paper presented at the 10th Pan African Literacy for All conference in August in Abuja.
  • 2017:“Illiteracy is no Defence: A Case for Improving Literacy as a Way of Enhancing Access to Justice in Kenyan Courts.” Co-authored paper presented at the 10th Pan African Literacy for All conference in August in Abuja.
  • 2017:“An Analysis of Metaphors of Incitement and their (In)admissibility in Judicial Proceedings”. Co-authored paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists in July at Porto University in Portugal.
  • 2017:“The Forked Road to justice: Analysis of Metaphors in ICC Discource.” Co-authored paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists in July at Porto University in Portugal.
  • 2017:“The Capacity to Assess and Treat Communication Disabilities in Kenya: Field-based Evidence”.Co-authored paper presented at the 6th East African International conference on communication disability at Kenyatta University.
  • 2016:“Competence in English as a Gateway to Education in Kenya: An Enabler or a Hindrance for Somali Refugees in Dadaab?” Paper co-presented at the Asylum Seekers in Kenya Conference held at Kenyatta University.
  • 2016:“Adult and Life-long Learning and Development: Lessons from Somaliland. Co-authored paper presented at the INCEDI international conference at the Methodist University of Ghana.
  • 2016:“Bridging the Distance in Distance E-learning:Lessons from Dadaab and Kakuma
  • Refugee Camps in Kenya”. Co-authored paper presented at the INCEDI international conference at the Methodist University of Ghana.
  • 2016:Attended an international conference on English and Communication in May at Strathmore University
  • Mwangi, P. (2015) Carving Identity from a Nameless Code: The Case of a Secondary School in Nairobi, Kenya. Presented at the University of Brazil in Brasilia, Brazil in October.

  • Mwangi, P. (2015) The Pot Calling the Kettle Black? Of the Case of Theses Examiners in a Kenyan Public University. Presented at Strathmore University during the English for Effective Communication Conference in April.

  • Mwangi, P. and Ayieko, G. (2015)    The Role of Social Networks in Informal French Language Learning in the Tourism Industry in Mombasa County, Kenya. Presented at the International Conference on Foreign Languages and Literature in February at Kenyatta University, Kenya.
  • Mwangi,P., Amateshe, M. and Gaitho, S (2014)Negotiating Speech Handicap through African languages. Presented at the International Conference on African Languages and Literatures in the 21st Century held at Kenyatta University in August.
  • Mwangi, P. (2014)Predicting Transcription: The Role of Pronunciation and Syllabic Stress.  Presented at the Linguistics Circle Seminars, Department of English and Linguistics, Kenyatta University.
  • Mwangi, P.(2014)Moocs: The Kenyan Experience. Presented in Nairobi at the Third Pan-Africa Conference on training of Translators, Conference Interpreters and Public Service Interpreters
  • Mwangi, P.(2013)Utilizing Resources in Linguistic Minority Communities to Enhance Acquisition of Literacy Skills among Learners: Evidence from Maasai, Turkana and Nubian Language Groups in Kenya.Presented at the International Pan Africa Reading for all conference (Colloquium) in August in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Mwangi, P.and Njoroge M. (2012) Negotiating Language and Cultural Barriers in the Classroom: A Case Study of Migrant Learners in the Daadab Refugee Camp in Kenya, Africa. Presented at the University of Cambridge in September.
  • Mwangi, P.(2010)-“Exploiting our Linguistic Diversity to Promote Oral Skills”. Presented at the Multilingualism conference held in Kenyatta University.
  • Mwangi P.(2001)-“Of the Distinction between Inflectional and Derivational Morphemes”.Presented at the Linguistic Circle Seminar (Kenyatta University)
  • Mwangi, P.(1999)-“The Adjectival Passive in Gikuyu”. Presented at the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) conference in Pretoria, South Africa in July.
  • Mwangi, P.(1998)-“The Syntax and Semantics of Morphological Causatives in Central Kenya Bantu Languages”. Presented at the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) conference in Puchefstroom, South Africa in July.

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