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Name:  Dr Leonard Chacha Mwita

Department: Kiswahili & Other African Languages

Designation: Senior Lecturer          

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Area of Specialization: Tonal phonology, metrical phonology

Research Interests: Bantu linguistics, especially tone, phonology and language change

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ORCID ID:https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5462-9328

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PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journals

  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. 1992. Umuhimu wa Isimu katika Jamii. Baragumu 1, No. 1 & 2. Kisumu. Maseno University College. Pgs. 18 – 22.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. 1995. Chimbuko la Kiswahili. Baragumu 2 No. 1 & 2. Kisumu. Maseno University College. Pgs. 1 – 17.
  • Mwita, Leonard Chacha. 2007. An Octosyllabic Kuria Praise Poem. UFAHAMU Vol XXXIII Numbers II & III. 126 – 163. ISSN 0041 – 5715.
  • Mwita, Leonard Chacha. 2007. Prenasalization and the IPA. UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics. Pgs. 58 – 67.
  • Chacha, Leonard. 2007. A Sketch of Kiswahili Comic Discourse in Nairobi. IFRA. Les Cahiers d’Afrique de I’Est, nº 36. Pgs. 1 – 32.
  • Mwita, Leonard Chacha. 2008. The Adaptation of Swahili Loanwords from Arabic: A Constraint-Based Analysis. Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS) Volume 2 Number 8. Pp. 46 – 61. ISSN 1942 – 6569.
  • Mwita, Leonard Chacha. 2012. Noun Tonology in Kuria. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. Vol. 2 No. 8. (Special Issue April 2012) 158 – 168. ISSN 2220 – 8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online).
  • Marlo, M.R., Mwita, L.C. & Paster, M. 2014. Kuria Tone Melodies. Africana Linguistica Vol. xx, pp. 277 – 294. (Print and Online).
  • Marlo, M.R., Mwita, L.C. & Paster, M. 2015. Problems in Kuria H Tone Assignment. Natural Language and Linguistics Theory Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp. 251 – 265. (Print and Online).
  • Chacha, Leonard & Judy Onyancha. 2016. Tathmini ya Lugha ya Kufundishia Kunanzia Shule za Chekechea Hadi Darasa la Tatu Nchini Kenya. CHEMICHEMI IJHSS 10, No. 1, pgs 245 – 254.
  • Mwita, Leonard Chacha & Odawo, Mark. 2017. Dhima ya Uwili Lugha katika Kufanikisha Mawasiliano: Mifano kutoka Sajili ya Mchezo wa Kandanda. Mulika 2017 Toleo Maalum. Kur. 185 – 198.
  • Mwita, Leonard Chacha. 2018. The Role Played by Machine Translation Platforms in the Development of Kiswahili Literature. Mwanga wa Lugha 2, No. 2, pp. 109 – 124.
  • Mwita, Leonard Chacha. 2018. A Morphophonological Analysis of Imbrication in Kuria. Journal of Linguistics and Language in Education 12, No. 2, pp. 25 – 48.
  • Mwita, L.C. & Kanario, P. 2019. Dhanagande na Vichekesho vya Kikabila kama Lugha ya Chuki. katika Obuchi, S., Mwita, M.M. & Noordin, M.M.. (eds) 2019. Mwanga wa Lugha. Moi University Press. Kur 133 – 148.

University Level Scholarly Books

  • Mwita, L.C. & Malangwa, P.S. 2019. Nairobi. Longhorn Publishers. ISBN 978-9966-31-238-9.
  • Chacha, Leonard et. al. 2012. A Unified Orthography for Bantu Languages of Kenya. Cape Town. The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. 2011 Verbal Tone in Kuria: Finite and Infinitival Verbs. Saarbrücken. Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3-8443-9303-3.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita and Paul Musau. 2001. Mbinu za Kisasa za Kufundishia Kiswahili. Nairobi. Kenya Literature Bureau.

Tertiary Level Scholarly Books

  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. 1998. Mwongozo wa Tamthilia ya S. A. Mohamed Amezidi. (A Swahili Guide to S.A. Mohamed’s Amezidi) Nairobi. Lectern Publishers. ISBN 9966-901-17-5.
  • Chacha, Leonard. 2003 Mwongozo wa Riwaya ya Katama Mkangi, Walenisi. (A Swahili Guide to G. Mkangi’s Walenisi). Nairobi. Africawide Network. ISBN 9966-9993-4-5.

Book Chapters

  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. 2012. “Harmonization of Western Kenya Bantu Languages: Tone in Igikuria and Luhya” In Ogechi, N., Oduor, J. and Iribemwangi, P. (ed). The Harmonization and Standardization of Kenyan Languages. Cape Town. The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita 2014. Watangazaji Chale katika Vituo vya Redio vya Kiswahili Nchini Kenya. Miaka Hamsini ya Kiswahili Nchini Kenya. Nairobi. Twaweza Communications. Kur. 36 – 49.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita 2017. Tafsiri ya Kisheria. Katika Kandagor, M. Ogechi, N. na Vierke, C. (wah.) Lugha na Fasihi katika Karne ya Ishirini na Moja. Moi University Press. Kur. 255 – 266.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita 2018. Tone Terracing in Kuria. In Ndungo, C.M., Mwita, L.C., Ngugi, P.M., Makokha, J.S., & Ngugi, D. (ed.) From Asmara 2000 to Nairobi 2014: Trends in African Languages and Literatures. Kenyatta University Press. Pg. 277 – 286.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. 2018. Lugha za Kiafrika na Maendeleo ya Nadharia ya Fonolojia katika Mwita, L.C., Kandagor, M., Ryanga, S.A. & Maitaria, J.N. (ed.). Isimu na Fasihi ya Lugha za Kiafrika. Moi University Press. Pg. 219 – 228.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. 2019. The Role of Gender and Language in the Kenyan Political Campaign Discourse Preceeding the August 2017 Elections. In Wamue-Ngare, G., & Kamau, P.W. (ed.). Familiar Tears. Beau Bassin. Lambert Academic Publishing. Pg. 148 – 157.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. 2019. Utandawazi na Athari zake kwa Kiswahili na Lugha za Kiasili Nchini Kenya. In Kobia, J.M., Kandagor, M., Mwita, L.C., Maitaria, J.M. na Wandera-Simwa, S.P. Uwezeshaji wa Kiswahili kama Wenzo wa Maarifa. Eldoret. Moi University Press. Uk. 143 – 150
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita. 2019. Ukuaji na Ufifiaji wa Nahau za Kiswahili. In Mohochi, E.S., Mukuthuria, M. & Ontieri, J.O. (eds). Kiswahili katika Elimu ya Juu. Moi University Press. Uk. 217 – 227.
  • Chacha, Leonard Mwita & Mark Anjejo Odawo. 2020. Tathmini ya Lugha ya Kiswahili katika Kutimiza Lengo la Maendeleo Endelevu la Elimu Bora katika Nchi za Afrika Mashariki. In Kandagor, M. (ed). Kiswahili na Maendeleo ya Afrika Mashariki. Dar es Salaam. TATAKI. Uk. 58 – 73.

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