Ndubuisi Ogbonna Ahamefula Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesDeacon Ndubuisi Ogbonna Ahamefula is a lecturer at the Department of Linguistics, Igbo and Other Nigerian Languages, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. His areas of specialization are Applied Linguistics and Sociolinguistics but he has research interests in Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching and Learning, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), Translation, Language Documentation, and Writing Systems/ Orthography.

NdubuisiHe has attended several national and international conferences and has many papers in learned journals both local and international. He has authored and co-authored some books. He holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, an MA in Linguistics from the University of Nigeria, and is currently pursuing his studies toward the Ph.D. in Linguistics. He is a member of the Linguistics Association of Nigeria (LAN) and the Business Manager of the Journal of Igbo Studies (JIS) published by the Igbo Studies Association (ISA). He is also a member and Public Relations Officer of the Acoustical Society of Nigeria (ASON) and Editorial Secretary of Journal of the Acoustical Society of Nigeria (JASON). He is also the Associate Editor of NIPO Journal of Humanities and Intellectual Property. He has served in various conferences’ Local Organizing Committees, including International Conference of the Acoustical Society of Nigeria, Igbo Studies Association, Annual Conference of Igbo Studies Association (ISA), Agbogidi 2016 Conference organised by the Centre for Igbo Studies in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is the coordinator of Research in Indigenous Writing Systems and Indigenous Languages Education, a University of Nigeria Research Group.

Select Publications

Ndubuisi, I. E. & Ahamefula, N. O. (2016). Broadcasting in Nigerian indigenous languages: The case of Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State (BCA) and Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). JOLAN: Journal of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria Supplement 2 (Language in History & Society), 329-346.

Nwokocha, N. S., & Ahamefula, N. O. (2016).  Sociolinguistic implications of language contact: The case of Igbo. JOLAN: Journal of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria Supplement 2 (Language in History & Society), 164-184.

Ekejiuba, G. U. & Ahamefula, N. O. (2016). Optimality theory: An overview. In N.  Ozo-Mekuri (Ed.), Multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of African Linguistics: A festschrift for Ahmed H. Amfani (pp. 185-194). Port-Harcourt: Linguistic Association of Nigeria and M & J Grand Orbit Communications Ltd.

Ahamefula, N.O., & Okoye, L. C. (2014). The place of the Igbo language and culture in the era of globalization and acculturation. Nsukka Journal of Humanities, 22(2), 90-99.

 

CFP: Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication (Nigeria)

3rd  EBENEZER SOOLA CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATION

The conveners of the 3rd Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication hereby invites abstracts and full papers from all academics and professionals in all fields of media and communication for presentation and discussion at the conference. Papers should however be based on the conference theme and sub-themes.

Theme:  COMMUNICATION, CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: September 27th – 30th, 2016.
Venue:  Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

The Problem: Change is the only thing that is constant in life. Nigeria, and indeed, the whole world are witnessing rapid changes in all spheres of life. The challenge facing humanity today is how these changes are managed. Change management has been defined as the application of the set of tools, processes, skills and principles for managing the people’s side of change to achieve the required outcomes of the change project or initiative. How do we combine communication with these tools, processes, skills and principles to achieve and sustain positive changes in our society? This is the problem that this conference seeks to engage.

Sub-Themes:
–       Communication, Change Management and People-Centred Development
–       Communication, Change Management and Transformation
–       Communication, Change Management and Government Reportage of its activities
–       Communication, Change Management and Corporate Reporting Culture
–       Communication, Change Management and Social Responsibility
–       Communication, Change Management and Gender Rights
–       Communication, Change and Risk Management in the Oil and Gas Sector
–       Change Management and the Broadcast Media
–       Change Management and the Print Media
–       Change Management and the Social Media
–       Change Management and the New Media of Communication
–       Change Management and the Traditional Media of Communication
–       Change Management and Political Communication
–       Change Management and Journalism
–       Change Management and Development Communication
–       Change Management and Sustainable Development
–       Communication, Social Fairness and Democratic Legitimacy
–       Communication, Conflict and Institutional Change
–       Communication, Community and Common Destiny

Arrival: Tuesday, September 27th 2016.
Conference days: Wednesday 28th – Thursday 29th, September 2016
Departure: Friday, 30th September 2016

Paper Submission Guidelines:
–       Abstracts should not be more than 200 words, typed single spaced with 12 points regular Times New Roman.
–       Abstracts should have title, name of author(s) and full contact details: institution, postal address, personal email address and telephone numbers.
–       Full papers should not be more than 20 pages A4, typed 1.5 spacing with 12 points regular Times New Roman using the APA style of referencing.
–       The first page of the paper should indicate the title, name of author(s), and full contact details: institution, postal address, personal email address and telephone numbers. All other pages of the paper must not feature any of these details.
–       Abstracts and full papers should be sent as an MS Word attachment to the conference email address: soolaconference@yahoo.com

Abstract Submission Deadline – 1st August 2016
Full Paper Submission Deadline – 1st September 2016

Publications
–         Papers that pass the process of blind, peer-review of journals shall be published in two reputable international journals, namely, the Journal of Communication and Media Research and the Journal of Communication and Language Arts.
–         Other papers will be published in a well-edited book. (Note: not a book of readings, but a thematic, educational and instructional book.)

For further information please contact:
Dr. Eserinune McCarty Mojaye
Secretary, Conveners Committee

Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication (Nigeria) postponed

Dear colleagues,

You will recall that on February 26, 2015, the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) Nigeria Chapter sent out its Call for Papers for its 17th National Conference and AGM scheduled to hold from October 20 to 23, 2015 at the International Conference Centre, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

Then on May 16, 2015, the conveners of the Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication sent out its Call for Papers for the 3rd edition of the Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication scheduled to hold from September 27 to 30, 2015 at the Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

This was followed on May 28, 2015 by the Call for Papers of the Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) for its 2nd Annual Conference scheduled to hold from September 23, 2015 at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

Then on June 10, 2015, the organizers of the Idowu Sobowale Conference sent out its Call for Papers for the 3rd edition of the Idowu Sobowale Conference scheduled to hold from October 26 to 29, 2015 at Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.

We, the Conveners of the Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication are of the strong opinion that this rash of communication conferences in Nigeria all scheduled for between September and October 2015, and all targeting the same community of communication scholars and professionals is unnecessary and unwarranted. Things can be better managed than this obvious show of non-consultation and insensitivity. Since we cannot get the organizers of the other conferences to do something to correct this anomaly by shifting and re-scheduling their conferences, we have decided to re-schedule ours.

Consequently, we have, painfully but with all sense of maturity, decided to shift the 3rd Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication from September this year to sometime in 2016. The new date will be announced shortly but the theme of the conference remains as earlier announced “Communication, Change Management and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century”.

We sincerely apologise to all patrons, friends, well-wishers, and all of you who have either sent in abstracts and full papers or who have marked the date in their diaries for this shift. Be rest assured that your abstracts and papers will be stored in our e-library till the new date of the conference. The theme of the conference is as relevant today as it will be next year.

Meanwhile, we will be pleased to receive your comments and suggestions.

We thank you all for your understanding and patience.
Thank you and God Bless you.
Dr. Eserinune McCarty Mojaye
Secretary, Conveners Committee
July 30, 2015

CFP: 3rd Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication (Nigeria)

The conveners of the 3rd Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication hereby invite abstracts and full papers from all academics and professionals in all fields of media and communication for presentation and discussion at the conference. Papers should however be based on the conference theme and sub-themes.

COMMUNICATION, CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY
September 27th30th, 2015.
Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

The Problem: Change is the only thing that is constant in life. Nigeria, and indeed, the whole world are witnessing rapid changes in all spheres of life. The challenge facing humanity today is how these changes are managed. Change management has been defined as the application of the set of tools, processes, skills and principles for managing the people’s side of change to achieve the required outcomes of the change project or initiative. How do we combine communication with these tools, processes, skills and principles to achieve and sustain positive changes in our society? This is the problem that this conference seeks to engage.

Sub-Themes:
*Communication, Change Management and People-Centred Development
*Communication, Change Management and Transformation
*Communication, Change Management and Government Reportage of its activities
*Communication, Change Management and Corporate Reporting Culture
*Communication, Change Management and Social Responsibility
*Communication, Change Management and Gender Rights
*Communication, Change and Risk Management in the Oil and Gas Sector
*Change Management and the Broadcast Media
*Change Management and the Print Media
*Change Management and the Social Media
*Change Management and the New Media of Communication
*Change Management and the Traditional Media of Communication
*Change Management and Political Communication
*Change Management and Journalism
*Change Management and Development Communication
*Change Management and Sustainable Development
*Communication, Social Fairness and Democratic Legitimacy
*Communication, Conflict and Institutional Change
*Communication, Community and Common Destiny

Arrival:        Monday, September 27th 2015.
Conference days: Tuesday 28th – Wednesday 29th, September 2015.
Departure:      Friday, 30th September 2015.

Paper Submission Guidelines:
*Abstracts should not be more than 200 words, typed single spaced with 12 points regular Times New Roman.
*Abstracts should have title, name of author(s) and full contact details: institution, postal address, personal email address and telephone numbers.
*Full papers should not be more than 20 pages A4, typed 1.5 spacing with 12 points regular Times New Roman using the APA style of referencing.
*The first page of the paper should indicate the title, name of author(s), and full contact details: institution, postal address, personal email address and telephone numbers. All other pages of the paper must not feature any of these details.
*Abstracts and full papers should be sent as an MS Word attachment to the conference email address.

Abstract Submission Deadline    – August 30th, 2015
Full Paper Submission Deadline  – September 13th, 2015

Conference Fee – N5,000.00 per participant.
(This covers conference materials, tea breaks, lunch and closing dinner.)

Publications
*Papers that pass the process of blind, peer-review of journals shall be published in two reputable international journals, namely, the Journal of Communication and Media Research and the Journal of Communication and Language Arts.
*Other papers will be published in a well-edited book. (Note: not a book of readings, but a thematic, educational and instructional book.)

For further information please contact:
Dr. Eserinune McCarty Mojaye
Secretary, Conveners Committee

CFP Nollywood: Nigerian movie making as glocal

Call for Chapters

Nollywood: Nigerian Movie-Making and Entertainment Culture in Glocal Perspective

In the last two decades, Nollywood, Nigeria’s movie and video industry, has undergone significant transformation, from a primarily home-video production and distribution system for local consumption to a sophisticated, internationally competitive entertainment industry with worldwide recognition. Its storytelling captures the experience, aspirations, and struggles of Africa and the African diaspora. This volume seeks to examine the impact and culture of Nollywood, as well as the local and global forces that influence its emergence and growth. The work will be published as part of the University Press of America’s Communication, Society and Change in Africa series. We invite chapter contributions that will examine various aspects of Nollywood such as, but not limited to, the following:
1.      History and evolution of Nollywood
2.      Nollywood’s narrative themes and film genres
3.      Challenges and triumphs of creativity and technological innovation in Nollywood
4.      Nollywood’s effect on African values and worldview
5.      Nollywood stars: Celebrity, fame, and personality cult
6.      Talent development in Nollywood
7.      Political influence of Nollywood
8.      Nollywood and the cultural representation of Africa
9.      Internal and external influences on Nollywood movie industry
10.     The economics of movie-making in Nollywood
11.     Effects of communication policies and regulation on Nollywood
12.     Nollywood on religion, spirituality, and metaphysics in Africa
13.     The future of Nollywood
14.     Competition and collaboration in the global marketplace
15.     Nollywood’s role in culture and social change
16.     Gender and sexuality in Nollywood movies.

All methodological approaches are welcomed. Proposals will be reviewed for conceptual framework, theoretical substance, methodological integrity, and intellectual contribution. Papers should be written in Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.  Lengths of chapters are to be between 6,000-7,500 words, and typed double-spaced.

Interested contributors should submit 250-300-word abstract proposals or any inquiries to cfcnollywood AT gmail.com by August 31st, 2013.

Project Timeline:
Abstract Proposal Due: August 31, 2013
Notification of Acceptance of Proposal: September 30, 2013
Completed Paper Due: January 31, 2014
Expected Publication Date: June 30, 2014

Editors:
Ivon Alcime, Ph.D. (Western Connecticut State University)
Agaptus Anaele, Doctoral Candidate (Purdue University)
Bala A. Musa, Ph.D. (Azusa Pacific University)