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
 

Title/Qualifications: Ph.D
Department/Unit/Section: Literature, Linguistics & Foreign Languages
Contact Address: Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone: + (254)-(0)20-8710901-19, Ext 57337 (office)
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Position: Senior Lecturer
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ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5928-769X
Personal Profile: http://humanities.ku.ac.ke/index.php/departments/literature-languages-and-linguistics/87-faculty/259-dr-kanana-fridah-erastus

Research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fridah-Kanana-Erastus
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Current Collaborations: https://www.phonetik.uni-muenchen.de/Forschung/soundact/soundAct.html

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https://microvariation-and-youth-languages.com/



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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Refereed Journals (International)

  • Gibson, H., Githiora, C., Kanana Erastus, F. & Marten, L. (forthcoming). Morphosyntactic Retention and Innovation in Sheng or Youth Language of Kenya. Studies in Language, John Benjamins publishing
  • Kanana, F.K., & Kinyua, A.H.G. (2023a). Going Back to the Roots: Indigenous language, Media Performance and Change in Kenya. African Studies Review , pp. 1 – 24. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2022.170
  • Erastus, F.K., Orwenjo, D.O & Gathigia, M.N. (2022). Escaping the Margins of Society: New Media and Youth Language Practices across the Rural-Urban Divide in Kenya. Multilingual Margins: A Journal of Multilingualism from the Periphery, 9(1), 83-100. ISSN 2663-4848
  • Orwenjo, D.O., & Erastus, F.K. (2021). Teachers’ Perceptions of Open Education Resources: The Case of Open Resources for English Language Teaching (ORELT) in Kenya. Journal of Learning for Development- JL4D, 8 (3), 582-600. ISSN: 2311-1550.
  • Hurst-Harosh, E. & Kanana, F.E. (2020a) Metaphors and their link to generation/age and popular culture in African Youth Languages. Linguistics Vanguard, 6(s4): 20190053. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/lingvan-2019-0053
  • Kanana, F.E. & Hurst-Harosh, E. (2020b) Global and Local Hybridity in African Youth Language Practices. Africa Development, Volume XLV (3), 13-32. ISSN: 0850 3907. http://codesria.org/spip.php?article3135&lang=en
  • Ntalala S.G., Orwenjo D.O. & Erastus, F.K. (2020). Rhetorical Moves of Kenyan Parliamentary Committee Reports. Applied Linguistics Research Journal, 4 (3), 65-85. E-ISSN: 2651-2629. DOI: 14744/alrj.2020.29591
  • Kanana, F.E. and Nyong’a, A.C. (2019). Lexical restructuring processes in Sheng among the Matatu crew in Nakuru, Kenya. South African Journal of Languages and Linguistics, (SAJAL) 39(1), 42-55. ISSN: 0257-2117 Print, 2305-1159 Online. https://doi.org/10.1080/02572117.2019.1572321
  • Orwenjo, D.O., & Erastus, F.K. (2018). Challenges of Adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) in Kenyan Secondary School: The Case of Open Resources for English Language Teaching (ORELT). Journal of Learning for Development, 5(2), 148-162. ISSN: 2311 – 1550.
  • Kariuki, A., Kanana, E.F. and Kebeya H. (2015). The Growth and Use of Sheng in Advertisements in selected Businesses in Kenya. Journal of African Cultural Studies (JACS), 27(2), 229-246. ISSN Print: 1369-6815; ISSN Online: 1469 - 9346) https://doi.org/10.1080/13696815.2015.1029879
  • Kanana, E.F. (2014). Noun Morphophonemics and Noun Class Restructuring: The Case of Meru Gender 11/10. South African Journal of African Languages (SAJAL), 34(1), 107-117. ISSN: 0257-2117. DOI: 10.1080/02572117.2014.949474
  • Kanana, F. E. (2013). Examining African Languages as Tools for National Development: The Case of Kiswahili. Journal of Pan African Studies, 6 (6), 41-48. ISSN: 2156-5600.
  • Kanana, F. E. (2011). Meru Dialects: The Linguistic Evidence. Nordic Journal of African Studies, 20(4), 300-327. ISSN 1459-9465

Other Publications

Books(University Level)

  • Hurst- Harosh, E. & Kanana Erastus, F. (Eds.) (2018). African Youth Languages: New Media, Performing Arts and Sociolinguistic Development. Palgrave Macmillan: UK. ISBN 978-3-319-64561-2 (Hard Cover), ISBN 978-3-319-64562-9 (eBook) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64562-9
  • Kanana, F.E. (2014). Lexico-Phonological Comparative Analysis of Selected Dialects of the Meru-Tharaka group. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main, edited by Rainer Vossen, ISSN 1436-1183,ISBN 978-3-631-60376-5 (Hardback), E-ISBN 978-3-653-05161-2 (E-Book), DOI:https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-653-05161-2

 Chapters in Books(University Level)

  • Hurst-Harosh, E. & Erastus, F.K. (forthcoming). Pastiche: A conversation between Kenyan Sheng and South African Tsotsitaal youth language speakers. In Storch A.; Faraclas, N. & Velupillai, V. (eds.), Hospitable Linguistics. UK: Bloomsbury Publishers.
  • Kanana, F.E. (forthcoming) Bantu Languages in the Media. In Ellen Hurst-Harosh, Nancy C. Kula, Lutz Marten & Jochen Zeller (eds.), The Oxford Guide to the Bantu Languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kanana Erastus, F., Orwenjo, D.O. & Gathigia, M. N. (2024). Breaking Barriers: The Recontenxtualisation of Sheng in Kenya. In Bente A. Svendsen & Rikard Jonsson (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Youth Culture. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Language-and-Youth-Culture/Svendsen-Jonsson/p/book/9780367764142
  • Hurst-Harosh, E. & Kanana Erastus, F. (2023b). Clever or Smarter? Style and Indexicality in Gendered Constructions of Male and Female Youth Identities in Kenya and South Africa. In Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju (ed.), Gendered Dichotomies in African Youth language and Language Practices: Urban and Rural Spaces, Virtual and Real-Life Gendered Discourses. Stuttgart: ibidem Verlag. Pp 79-96. ISBN-13:978-3-8382-1724-6
  • Rudd, P. & Kanana Erastus, F. (2023c). Hustling Vibaya: Femininities and the Modern Kenya Woman. In Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju (ed.), Gendered Dichotomies in African Youth language and Language Practices: Urban and Rural Spaces, Virtual and Real-Life Gendered Discourses. Stuttgart: ibidem Verlag. Pp 189- 213. ISBN-13:978-3-8382-1724-6
  •  Kanana Erastus, F & Hurst-Harosh, E. (2019). Rural and Urban Metaphors in Sheng (Kenya) and Tsotsitaal (South Africa). In Joseph Schmied. & Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju (eds.). African Urban Youth Languages: The Rural-Urban Divide (REAL Studies 11). Gottingen: Cuvillier Verlag. Pp 35-51. ISBN 978-3-7369-7081-6, eISBN 978-3-7369-6081-7
  •  Kanana, F.E (2019). Urban and Youth Languages in an Evolving Space: The Case of Sheng in Kenya. In Gratien Gualbert Atindogbé & Augustin Emmanuel Ebongue (eds.). Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Youth Language Practices in Africa: Codes and Identity Writings. Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group (RPCIG). Pp 233 -260. ISBN 9789956551378 https://www.africanbookscollective.com/books/linguistic-and-sociolinguistic-perspectives-of-youth-language-practices-in-africa-codes-and-identity-writings
  • Hurst- Harosh & Kanana Erastus, F. (2018). An Overview of African Youth Language Practices and their Use in Social Media, Advertising and Creative Arts. In Ellen Hurst-Harosh & Fridah Kanana Erastus (eds.). African Youth Languages: New Media, Performing Arts and Sociolinguistic Development. Palgrave Macmillan UK. Pp 1-12.ISBN 978-3-319-64561-2, eISBN 978-3-319-64561-2, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64562-9
  • Kanana Erastus, F. & Kebeya, H. (2018). Functions of Urban and Youth Language in the New Media: The Case of Sheng in Kenya. In Ellen Hurst-Harosh & Fridah    Kanana Erastus (eds.). African Youth Languages: New Media, Performing Arts and Sociolinguistic Development. Palgrave Macmillan: UK. Pp 15-52. ISBN 978-3-319-64561-2), eISBN 978-3-319-64561-2, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64562-9
  •  Kebeya, H. O. & Kanana E.F. (2016). Devolution of Governance and Linguistic (in) equalities in Kenya. In Martin Pütz & Neele Mundt (eds.). Vanishing Languages in Context: Ideological, Attitudinal and Social Identity Perspectives (Duisburg Papers on Research in Language and Culture Volume 114) Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main. Pp51-69. ISBN 978-3-631-67049-1, eISBN 978-3-653-06261-8, https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-653-06261-8.
  •  Kanana, F.E. (2014). The growth of English as a status language in Africa: Insights from Kenya. In Daniel O. Orwenjo, Martin C. Njoroge, Ruth W. Ndung’u & Phyllis W. Mwangi (eds) Multilingualism and Education in Africa: The State of The State of The Art, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK  ISBN (10): 1-4438-6222-3, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-6222-6.

 Refereed Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Cunha, C., Kanana, F. & Harrington, J. (Submitted). Variation and Palatalisation in the Production of the Plural Prefix in Meru: A Study of Three Dialects. Paper submitted at the 20th International Congress of Speech Sciences (ICPhS).
  • Kanana, F. E. (2011). Dialect Convergence and Divergence: A Case of Chuka and Imenti. Selected Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, ed. Eyamba G. Bokamba et al., 190-205. Sommerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. (ISBN 978-1-57473—446-1
  • Ogutu, E. A. & Kanana, F.E. (2003). Code Switching in Multilingual Situations: Opposing Views. Selected Proceedings of Association of Third World Studies – Kenya Chapter Conference, Vol. 1, eds. Clara Momanyi et. al., 27-32. Nairobi: Oakland media Services Ltd.

Refereed Modules

  • Kanana F.E. & Ayieko, G. (2020) Introduction to phonetics and Phonology (Undergraduate Copyright ©Kenyatta University) copyright, Kenyatta University
  • Kanana, F.E., Ayieko, G. & Gimode, K. (2020) Linguistic Field Methods. (Masters, Copyright ©Kenyatta University)

Short Communication

Coussens, A., Akindele, J. Abidemi., Abdeslam, B., Kanana, F. Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2018). What’s Stopping Young African Scientists from Achieving their Potential. THE CONVERSATION, 21st August 2018. Available on https://theconversation.com/whats-stopping-young-african-scientists-from-achieving-their-potential-97404

Consultancy and Project Reports

  • Coussens, A., Abdeslam, B., Kanana, F.E., Akindele, J. Abidemi., Khoury-Kassabri, M (forthcoming). Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) in Africa. Main Research Report.
  • Aboh, E., Ahoua, F., Akinlabi, A. & Kanana F.E. (2019). CODESRIA African Diaspora Support to African Universities: African Linguistics School 4 (Report submitted to CODESRIA for the African Linguistics Summer School).
  • Kanana, F.E. (2018). Regional report of the Pilot Study on the Use of Open Resources for English language Teaching (ORELT) in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania (Submitted in February 2018 to Commonwealth of Leaning)
  • Kanana, F.E. (2017). A Kenyan Report on the Uptake and Integration of Open Resources for English Language Teaching (ORELT) submitted to Commonwealth of Learning for the Pilot Study on the Use of Open Resources for English Language Teaching in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania (Submitted in December 2017 to Commonwealth of Leaning).
  • Kanana, F.E. & Siminyu, S.D. (2015.) Open Resources for English Language Teaching Final report of a workshop and project funded by Commonwealth of learning in Collaboration with Kyambogo University (KY) and National Teachers College (NTCs) in Uganda (a joint report submitted to Commonwealth of Leaning in July 2015).
  • Kanana, F.E. & Orwenjo, D.O. (2015). Post Workshop Report of Junior Secondary School (JSS) Teachers: Master Trainers and Teachers’ Support on Open Resources for English Language Teaching (ORELT). (a report submitted to COL in May 2015.
  • Orwenjo, D.O & Kanana, F.E. (2013). Report of JSS Teachers’ Post Workshops Support on ORELT. A report submitted to Commonwealth of Learning in 2013 

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Dr. Kenneth Kamuri Ngure
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