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
Department/Unit/Section: Literature, Linguistics and Foreign Languages
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi
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Position:  Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Applied Linguistics
Research Interests: Language education, second language acquisition, language in education, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, language and communication, language and law, literacy, lifelong learning, gender and empowerment
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?pli=1&authuser=2&user=-klz-P8AAAAJ
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7912-2489

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Publications

Refereed Journals

  • Susan W.Wachira, Purity Nthiga &Joyce Wangia(2023) The frequency of vocabulary learning strategies employed by Kenyan learners of Chinese as a foreign language, Innovative Journal of Social Sciences, 3(3) 1-7
  • Kiguru G, Mwangi, P & Nthiga, P.M(2019) Bridging the distance in distance E-learning. Msingi Journal of the Department of Educational Foundations, Kenyatta University, 1(2) P. 38-49
  • Nthiga, P.M, Kiguru, G & Mwangi, P (2019) Adult education and development: Lessons from Somaliland. Msingi Journal of the Department of Educational Foundations, Kenyatta University,1 (1) P.18-34
  • Kiguru G, Mwangi P , Nthiga,P.M &Kimunyu, C(2019) Language and witchcraft as a trade: Insights from Machakos County, Kenya. Journal of Organizations. No.23 P 59-77. ISSN: 2013-570X. EISSN: 1886-4171. http://www.revista.rio.org
  • Mwangi, G, Maroko G.M, Nthiga P.M (2017) An Evaluation of the Treatment of Application Letters and Reports in Core Kenyan Form Three English Course Books. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Language Research. Vol 4, Issue 8, P 168-182. ISSN: 2376-760X. Available online at jallr.com
  • Nabwire C, Orago S, Purity Nthiga (2021) A comparative study of English language speaking skills in private and public primary schools in Trans-nzoia County, Kenya. African Journal of Emerging Issues. Vol 3 Issue 1. P 191-204. Online ISSN: 2663-9335. https://www.ajoeijournals.org

Books Chapters

  • Nthiga P.M & Nyamasyo.E.A, Speech Language Therapy in Kenya: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities. In Ludtke.M.U; E & Karia. M (Eds) (2023) Handbook of Speech-language therapy in Sub-saharan Africa, Integrating research and practice. Springer.
  • J, Nthiga.P &Njiri.J (2023). Influence of first language on second language; a case of Runyankore-Rukiga and English in Western Uganda Secondary Schools. In Parry.K (Ed) Literacy for social equity, selected papers from the 11th Pan-african Literacy for all Conference, Kampala, 2019. Reading Association of Uganda.
  • Mwangi, P, Kiguru, G & Nthiga P.M (2022). The witch made me do it! A speech act analysis of the provocation defence in witch lynching cases in Kenya in Monwabisi, R, Kaschula, H.R & Heydon G (Eds). Language and the Law: Global perspectives in forensic linguistics from Africa and Beyond: Stellenbosch, South Africa: African Sun Media. P 203-220.
  • Mwangi, P, Kiguru, G & Nthiga, P.M (2018) The English Language and the Refugee identity: Insights from Daadab Refugee camps in D.O. Orwenjo & H.A. Tunde(eds) When “Home” means more than one country: The discursive (Re)construction of identities in Trans-national communities. Germany: Lincom Europa. P 150-166

Refereed Learning Modules

  • Florence Owili, James Njiri & Purity Nthiga (2020) AEN 100: Introduction to the Study of Language, Kenyatta University
  • Purity Nthiga, Jesca Gimode & Mathew Karia (2010) Short Course Training Manual on USC-MPO016: Basic English. The Regional Centre for Capacity Development, Kenyatta University.
  • Purity Nthiga: Training manual on Scientific writing and publishing for Regional Centre for Capacity Development, Kenyatta University (January, 2011)

Reviewed Conference Papers

  • Phyllis M, Purity Nthiga & Gatitu Kiguru: The place of communication skills in the work place in Kenya
  • Purity Nthiga & Gatitu Kiguru: the (in)comprehensibility of motor insurance policies: Examples from Kenya

Short Communication in Journals

Consultancy and project reports

  • Phyllis Mwangi, Purity Nthiga, Gatitu Kiguru, Mbithi Esther, Bwire Adelheid, & Caroline Mutwiri (2021). Transitioning from academia to industry: Job application letters and CVs as the weak link. 2016 Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor’s Research Grant.
  • Purity M. Nthiga & Ephantus M. Kaugi (Consultants) (2015). Impact assessment of the IEDP, FGM, literacy and skills training component and baseline assessment of secondary school education needs in Sahil Region. PYM-AID, Somaliland
  • Purity M. Nthiga & Ephantus M. Kaugi (Consultants) (2015). Baseline Survey On Teacher Education and Assessment of Security Situation in Sanaag Region – Somaliland. PYM-AID, Somaliland.

Non-reviewed Conference Papers

  • Nthiga Purity& Gatitu Kiguru: Job application letters as communication to potential employers: Selling or Soiling?

Scholarly presentations at conferences/workshop/seminars

  • Peter Chege & Purity Nthiga, ISA RC25 International Virtual Conference. Presented a paper “Politeness in alternative dispute resolution: the case of chief’s court in Gatanga sub-county, Murang’a County, Kenya” (June 15th-17th).
  • Gatitu Kiguru, Phyllis Mwangi& Purity Nthiga. ISA RC25 International Virtual Conference. Presented a paper, “There is more than meets the eye: a discursive construction of conspiracy theories around Covid-19 by Kenyans on social media platform” (June 15th-17th)
  • Susan Wachira, Purity Nthiga &Joyce Wangia, ISA RC25 International Virtual Conference. Presented paper, “Vocabulary learning strategies as employed by Kenyan learners of Chinese as foreign language” (June 15th -17th).
  • Gatitu Kiguru & Purity Nthiga, International Mother Language Day(IMLD) Conference (2019). Presented a paper, “The elephant in the courtroom: A case of mainstreaming the mother tongue agenda in Kenyan judiciary reforms. Venue: Kenyatta University, Kitui Campus (February 20-22,2019
  • Purity Nthiga, Kiguru Gatitu and Phyllis Mwangi: International Conference on Education, Development and Innovation (INCEDI) 2016: presented a paper “Adult education and development: Lessons from Somaliland. Venue: Tang Palace Hotel, Accra, Ghana (August 29-31, 2016)
  • Kiguru Gatitu, Phyllis Mwangi and Purity Nthiga: International Conference on Education, Development and Innovation (INCEDI) 2016: presented a paper “Bridging the distance in distance E-learning: lessons from Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya. Venue: Tang Palace Hotel, Accra, Ghana (August 29-31, 2016)
  • Purity Nthiga & Gatitu Kiguru: Conference on Exploring Communication Competence in the Industry and Academy. Presented a paper on: Job Application Letters as Communication to Potential Employers: Selling or Soiling? Venue: Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya (May 2016)
  • Gatitu Kiguru and Purity Nthiga: The Folly of Ignoring the Dominant Influencer: A Case for Inclusion of Media Literacy in the Kenyan School Curriculum.; 11th Pan-African Literacy for all Conference; Kampala Serena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda;20th – 22nd August, 2019
  • Purity Nthiga & Gatitu Kiguru: 13TH Biennial Conference of the IAFL: Presented a paper “The (In)comprehensibility of Language Used in Sampled Insurance Policies in Kenya” Venue: Porto, Portugal (July 2017)
  • Purity Nthiga & Eunice Nyamasyo: The 6th East Africa International Conference on Communication Disability: Presented a paper “Speech and Language pathology(SLP) in Kenya: Trends, challenges and opportunities” Venue: Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya (February 9-11, 2017)

Training in Higher Education

  • Diploma in holistic nurturing of children. Theological Education by Extension, Presbyterian Church of East Africa (2021)
  • Role of chairpersons of departments in the implementation of University policy. Kenyatta University (2018)
  • Higher education in emergencies. Geneva Summer schools, University of Geneva (2016)
  • Teaching methods (teaching methods, setting examinations, administration of exams, marking and analysis of scores). Kenyatta University, Centre for Excellence and Evaluation (2013)
  • Monitoring and evaluation for quality assurance., Kenyatta University, regional Centre for Capacity Development (2012)

PROFESSIONAL/ CONSULTANCY

Networks/Collaborations

  • Principal Investigator, Collaborative research by Kenyatta University/JASLIKA/Dignitas, titled “Leveraging coaching to improve sexual health literacy among teachers in informal urban settlements in Kenya (2021). Funded by CODE Context Matters Research Award 2020.
  • Member of consortium. Literatos: Literacies and the future of occupations (2020). A collaborative bid for research funding (2020)
  • Deputy team leader and English support. Expression of interest and development of proposal for: “Consultancy for Development and Implementation of a School Based Teacher Support System (SBTSS) For English Subject.” A collaboration of Kenyatta University and the British Council, Nairobi (2019).
  • Team member in the project “Transitioning from academia to industry: job application letters and CVs as the weak link.” A research project funded by the 2016Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor’s Research Grant.

 Consulting for Organizations/Institutions

  • Documentation of case studies for the “learning outcomes among public primary schools in Kenya” Project (2017)
  • Research and documentation support on positive deviance for the “Learning outcomes among public primary schools in Kenya” Project. JASLIKA Holdings Limited (2017)
  • Rapporteur in the VBE launch: Women Education Researchers of Kenya(WERK) (2016)
  • Lead Consultant, Baseline assessment for proposed primary teacher education and assessment of the security situation in Sanaag region, Somaliland:
  • Lead Consultant, impact assessment for the FGM, literacy and skills training and baseline assessment for secondary education in Sahil Region, Somaliland: PYM-AID, Somaliland (2015)
  • Resource person for the Kenyatta University, Regional Centre for Capacity Development, USC-MP016-Basic English
  • Trainer in the International Education and Development Programme (IEDP) for PYM Aid Somaliland (2007, 2010, 2015)
  • Consultant in conducting training needs assessments for Community Education Committees for PYM-Aid Somaliland (December, 2011).

Membership to Academic/professional bodies

  • Member Language Association of East Africa
  • Member Women Educational Researchers of Kenya

Any other (Editorship/peer review, external examiner, etc.)

  • Peer Reviewer, Machakos University Journal (2022)
  • External examiner, PhD project report. Josephat Kivuko, The sociolinguistic and economic dynamics of minority languages in Kenya: A case study of Elmolo Language. Laikipia University (2018)
  • The Socio-Cultural Male Role in Female Husbands’ Language Use: A Study of Woman to Woman Marriage Among the Akamba in Yatta Sub-County, Kenya:  Solomon, Leah S.  No: EMI6/10033/12- Laikipia University (MA, 2018)

chairperson english

Dr. Kenneth Kamuri Ngure
Chairperson
Department of Literature, Linguistics, and Foreign Languages


 

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