Dr Asiru Hameed Tunde is a critical discourse analyst, an editor and reviewer for academic publishers. His research interests focus on investigating linguistic dynamics in interactions, media and political discourses with a view to providing insights into their inherent social issues such as identity, power, inequality, and ideology as they are enacted and sustained. He is equally researching into different forms of rural and urban youth language practice in the new media. He is a dynamic and very resourceful academic with excellent oral and written communication skills and he hopes to further his career by teaching and conducting cutting-edge researches nationally, and internationally.
Dr. Asiru holds a B.Ed, M.A English (Language) and Ph.D in English and Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. He teaches and examines language related courses such as Discourse Analysis, English Stylistics, Lexicology and Semantics of English, Media English, Psycholinguistics, Composition and Grammar at Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, Nigeria.
Conference Presentations and Publications
Hameed has attended and participated in quite a number of academic conferences and seminars both nationally and internationally. They include UDUNESA, Sokoto, 2012, West African Comparative Research Conference, Porto-Novo, 2012, African Urban Youth Language, Nairobi, 2015, Language Literature & Society, Bangkok, 2016, International Conference on Humanities and Development in Africa, Ibadan, 2017and ABUESAN, Zaria, 2017.
He has research publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and peer-reviewed books. He has co-edited three books on “Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies”; “When ‘Home’ Means More Than One Country: The Discursive Construction of Identities in Trans-National Migrant Communities” and “Impacts of Violent Conflicts on Resource Control and Sustainability”. His current collaborative researches are “Cross-Cultural Cognitive Analysis of Metaphors Used in Breaking News of Death”; “”They Have Overstayed Their Welcome”: The Discursive Construction of Collective Identities in Kenya’s Quest to Close the Daadab Refugee Camp”; “Gender Construction, Representation, and Reformulation in Cultural Expressions of the Yoruba People”, and “My Choko”, My Baby: Lesbianic Language Practice in Nigeria”.
Membership of Professional Associations
He is a member of reputable associations and union, such as the English Scholars’ Association of Nigeria (ESAN), Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN) International Sociological Association (ISA) and Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Katsina Branch, and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Some Recently Published Articles
- Asiru H.T and Ogutu, E. A. (2017) Slang in Yorùbá Home Videos: A Morpho-Pragmatic Analysis. In E. Hurst and F. Kanana (Eds),African Urban Youth Languages: New Media, PerformingArtsandSociolinguisticDevelopment.PalgraveMacmillan. https://www.amazon.com/African-Youth-Languages-Sociolinguisticdevelopment/dp331 9645617
- Asiru, H.T, Orwenjo, D.O and Ogutu, E.A (2016). Pragma-Semantic Silences of Presuppositions in the Nigeria 2011 Presidential Elections Newspaper reports.
- Asiru, H.T & Ogutu, E.A. (2016). Reporting or Evaluating? : Representation of the Nigerian 2011 Post-Presidential elections News Reports through the Ideological Lenses of the Media. http://uniqueca.com/archieves/proceedings/LLS2016.pdf (173-180)
- Asiru, H.T Persuasion and/or Manipulation in ‘we Must Remain United’: A 2014 Democracy Day Broadcast by President Goodluck Jonathan. https://www.umyu.edu.ng/KAJOLLS%20book%203
- Asiru, H.T. & Orwenjo, D.O. (2016). On the threshold of democratic fragility: A macrospeech act explication of media representation of the Nigerian 2011 presidential election news reports. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/on-the-threshold-of-democratic-fragility/150140
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