Members of the CODESRIA team, comprising of the participants and trainers during the opening ceremony of the CODESRIA College of Academic Mentors Institute training graced by the Registrar RIO, Professor Vincent Onywera, accompanied by key note speaker Dr. Godwin Murunga
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Lead trainer, Professor Bangura of Howard University responding to participants’ queries during question and answer session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.

MASTERS IN ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS

Preamble

General studies in English language and linguistics leads to careers in different fields. The market for grammarians and linguists has continued to broaden to areas such as teaching, lexicography, translation, media and language and speech therapy among others. There is a shift in the job market that includes shifts within the industrial, cultural and social paradigms that encourages consumers to look for information and skills that satisfy their linguistic goals. 
The Department seeks to redefine the role of linguists in academics and language-related fields. It trains professionals in linguists better suited to meet the challenges that linguistic diversity poses for the Kenyan academia and the society at large, today and in the future. 

Rationale 
The Department of English and Linguistics is one of the oldest and well established in the country. It believes that there is a dire need to train people who are well-grounded in English grammar and theoretical linguistics. English grammar pervades all the language skills. It is important to master English grammar now that it is the medium of instruction right from mid-primary to the tertiary level. In linguistics, the emphasis is on African languages because many of the theories in this area are designed with Western languages in mind and thus they do account for a lot of the linguistic phenomena evident in African languages. It is, therefore, imperative that we investigate our languages with a view to developing relevant theories. 
There is a paucity of well-trained grammarians and linguists in the market and our graduates would be employed as consultants in language matters, curriculum developers, material developers, policy makers, teachers, tutors, lecturers, researchers, lexicographers, translators and media personnel among others. 

Objectives
  • To train grammarians and linguists
  • To research on African languages and others
  • To create a data bank of African linguistic phenomena in all components of language


Year 1

All candidates will take four (4) core units and four (4) electives as well as the Faculty/School Unit (MAA 500: General Research Methodology.)

COURSE CODES AND TITLES

AEN 500: The Description of Linguistic Form
AEN 501: Structure of Modern English
AEN 502: Linguistic Field Methods
AEN 503: Sociolinguistics

Electives
AEN 515: Discourse Analysis
AEN 516: Language Variation and Function
AEN 517: Advanced Description of English 
AEN 519: Phonology
AEN 520: Morphology
AEN 521: Syntax
AEN 525: Language and Culture
AEN 526: Translation Theory and Interpretation

Year 2

Candidates taking Option A will take two (2) core units and two (2) electives according to the programmes in which they are enrolled. Those taking option B will write the thesis.

Core Units
AEN 504: Language as Communication
AEN 505: Advanced Grammar
AEN 527: Project (Compulsory for students taking option A)

Electives
AEN 512: Language Handicap and Pathology
AEN 513: Language Planning and Education
AEN 514: Psycholinguistics
AEN 518: Comparative Historical Linguistics
AEN 522: Linguistic Analysis
AEN 523: Semantics
AEN 524: Pragmatics

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