A VISITING PROFESSOR FROM UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA IN AUSTRIA WITH PG LIT STUDENTS
LITERATURE STUDENTS TAKING A CREATIVE WRITERS WORKSHOP IN MARCH 2020
THE INTERUNIVERSITY DEBATES IN FRENCH
THE AUF TRAINING ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
IN SERVICE TRAINING OF TEACHERS OF FRENCH
Japanese Cultural Festival
Japanese Club- KU
Japanese language learners at a cultural festival
Prof.Ralarala of Cape Peninsulla University, South Africa, The Dean SHSS, the Chairperson of LL&FL,Dr.Nthiga and seminar participants after the launch of a book on forensic Lings

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • 2019

Title of paper:       Shifting Language Loyalties among Kenyan Youth: A Sign of   Dynamism or a Harbinger of Language Death?

Presenters:             Gatitu Kiguru and Phyllis Mwangi

Conference:           Language and Society: Research Advances in Social Sciences

Venue:                      The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw, Poland

Dates:                       26th-27th September, 2019

Title of paper:       Masters of Backpedaling: A Critical Discourse Analysis of   Denials of Own Statements by Kenyan

Presenters:             Phyllis Mwangi and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           Language and Society: Research Advances in Social Sciences

Venue:                      The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw, Poland

Dates:                       26th-27th September, 2019

Title of paper:       Witness Resistance versus Acquiescence in Cross-Examination Discourse: Insights from Kenyan Courts

Presenter:               Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:            2019 Conference of the International Law and Language     Association

Venue:                      University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles,  USA

Dates:                       11th – 15th September, 2019

 

Title of paper:       The Folly of Ignoring the Dominant Influencer: A Case for   Inclusion of Media Literacy in the Kenyan School Curriculum

Presenter:               Gatitu Kiguru and Purity Nthiga

Conference:            11th Pan-African Literacy for all Conference

Venue:                      Kampala Serena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda

Dates:                       20th – 22nd August, 2019

 

Title of paper:       Digital Literacy and Academic Writing: Challenges among University Students in a Kenyan University

Presenter:               Purity Nthiga and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:            11th Pan-African Literacy for all Conference

Venue:                      Kampala Serena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda

Dates:                       20th – 22nd August, 2019

 

Title of paper:       The Role of Textbooks in Mother Tongue Education: An Obstacle or an Aid to Learning

Presenters:             Phyllis Mwangi and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           The 1st Language Association of Eastern Africa (LAEA) Conference

Venue:                      The Noble Hotel, Eldoret, Kenya

Dates:                       1st – 2nd August, 2019

 

Title of paper:       A Critical Discourse Analysis of Newspaper Articles Reporting on the Terror Attack at Garissa University in Kenya

Presenters:             Nacy Korir, Gatitu Kiguru and Hilda Kebeya

Conference:           The 1st Language Association of Eastern Africa (LAEA)  Conference

Venue:                      The Noble Hotel, Eldoret, Kenya

Dates:                       1st – 2nd August, 2019

 

Title of paper:       The Elephant in the Courtroom: A Case for      Mainstreaming  the Mother Tongue Agenda in Kenyan Judicial Reforms

Presenter:               Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           International Mother Language Day 2019

Venue:                      Kenyatta University – Kitui Campus, Kitui, Kenya

Dates:                       2oth – 22nd February, 2019

 

  • 2018

Title of Paper:       Speech Act Functions in Direct and Cross Examination Discourse in the Kenyan Courtroom

Presenter:               Gatitu Kiguru, Emily Oguru and Martin C. Njoroge

Conference:           2017 Conference of the International Law and Language  Association

Venue:                      University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Dates:                       7th – 9th September 2018

 

 

Title of Paper:       Hate Speech on Social Media: Uncovering the Language Crevices Where Hate Mongers Hide

Presenters:             Gatitu Kiguru and Phyllis Mwangi

Conference:           XIX International Sociological Association Congress of   Sociology

Venue:                      Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada

Dates:                       15th – 21st July 2018

 

 

Title of Paper:       Language and the Fight against GBV: The Voices of Students   from a Kenyan University

Presenters:             Purity Nthiga and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           XIX International Sociological Association Congress of  Sociology

Venue:                      Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada

Dates:                       15th – 21st July 2018

 

Title of Paper:       Communication Skills in the Workplace: The Kenyan Graduates’  Achilles Heel?

Presenters:             Phyllis Mwangi, Purity Nthiga and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           Language at Work international Conference: Research Advances in Social Sciences

Venue:                 Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain

Dates:                       7th – 8th June 2018

 

Title of Paper:       Language and Witchcraft as Trade: Insights from Machakos  County, Kenya

Presenters:             Purity Nthiga, Phyllis Mwangi, Gatitu Kiguru and Caryn Kimuyu

Conference:           Language at Work international Conference: Research Advances  in Social Sciences

Venue:                 Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain

Dates:                       7th – 8th June 2018

 

  • 2017

Title of paper: Illiteracy is no Defence: A Case for Improving Literacy as a Way of Enhancing Access to Justice in Kenyan Courts

Presenters:             Gatitu Kiguru, Phyllis Mwangi and Purity Nthiga

Conference:           11th Pan-African Literacy for all Conference

Venue:                      Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja, Nigeria

Dates:                       27th – 31st August 2017       

 

Title of paper:       Scaling the Literacy Cliff in an Emergency Context: The Case  Learners in the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya

Presenters:             Phyllis Mwangi, Purity Nthiga, Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           11th Pan-African Literacy for all Conference

Venue:                      Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja, Nigeria

Dates:                       27th – 31st August 2017       

 

Title of paper:       Reading and Phonics Teaching: A Success Story from   Somaliland

Presenters:             Purity Nthiga, Gatitu Kiguru and Phyllis Mwangi

Conference:           11th Pan-African Literacy for all Conference

Venue:                      Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja, Nigeria

Dates:                       27th – 31st August 2017       

 

Title of paper:       Use of Pragmatic Strategies in the Cross-Examination Phase of Sampled Trials in Kenyan Courts

Presenters:             Gatitu Kiguru and Purity Nthiga

Conference:           13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of    Forensic Linguists (IAFL)

Venue:                      University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Dates:                       10th – 14th July 2017

 

Title of paper:       The (In)Comprehensibility of Language Used in Sampled  Insurance Policies in Kenya

Presenters:             Purity Nthiga and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of    Forensic Linguists (IAFL)

Venue:                      University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Dates:                       10th – 14th July 2017

 

Title of paper:       The Capacity to Assess and Treat Communication Disabilities in Kenya: Field-based Evidence

Presenters:             Phyllis Mwangi, Purity Nthiga and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           The 6th East African International Conference on   Communication Disability

Venue:                      Kenyatta University Conference Center (KUCC)

Dates:                       9th – 11th February 2017

 

  • 2016

Title of paper:       Competence in English as a Gateway to Education in Kenya: An Enabler or a Hindrance for Somali Refugees in Dadaab

Presenters:             Phyllis Mwangi, Gatitu Kiguru & Purity Nthiga

Conference:           Asylum Seeking in Kenya

Venue:                      Kenyatta University Conference Center (KUCC)

Dates:                       16th – 17th November 2016

 

Title of paper:       Bridging the Distance in E-Learning: Lessons from Dadaab and   Kakuma Refugee Camps in Kenya

Presenters:             Gatitu Kiguru, Phyllis Mwangi and Purity Nthiga

Conference:           International Conference on Education, Development and  Innovation (INCEDI)

Venue:                      Tang Palace Hotel, Accra, Ghana

Dates:                       29th – 31st August 2016

 

Title of paper:       Adult and Lifelong Learning and Development: Lessons from  Somaliland

Presenters:             Purity Nthiga, Phyllis Mwangi and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           International Conference on Education, Development and  Innovation (INCEDI)

Venue:                      Tang Palace Hotel, Accra, Ghana

Dates:                       29th – 31st August 2016

 

Title of paper:       Deal or Duel: A Frame Analysis of Kenyan Newspapers’   Reporting on the Tenth World Trade Organization Ministerial

Presenters:             Purity Nthiga, Gatitu Kiguru and Emily Ogutu

Conference:           KESSA – Multimedia University of Kenya Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference

Venue:                      Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

Dates:                       22nd – 25th June 2016

 

Title of paper:       Job Application Letters as Communication to Potential   Employers: Selling or Soiling?

Presenters:             Purity Nthiga and Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           2nd Conference on English ad Comunication

Venue:                      Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

Dates:                       19th – 20th May 2016

  • 2010

Title of paper:       Steering the Middle Course? The Impact of Interpreters on Proceedings in Sampled Kenyan Courts

Presenter:               Gatitu Kiguru

Conference:           International Conference on Multilingualism and Education Venue:    Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC)

Dates:                       22 – 23 July 2010

chairperson english

Dr. Muhia John Mugo
Chairperson
Department of Literature, Linguistics, and Foreign Languages


 

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