Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence





University of Abuja-Nigeria


Mailing Address

Department of English and Literary Studies,Faculty of Arts, University of Abuja,
PO Box 34, Gwagwalada, Abuja-Nigeria.

Phone/Fax Number(s)


Countries of Specialization



University of Jos-Nigeria;
University of Abuja-Nigeria

Research Interests

Health Communication, Applied Linguistics,(Critical)Discourse Analysis, Systemic Functional Grammar, Genre and Register Theory, Language of Religion, Advertising, Sociolinguistics, Multimodality, Stylistics,
OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:Critical Theory, Gender Studies,Cultural Studies,Political Communicatio

Teaching Interests

Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics, English Linguistics, English Phonetics and Phonology, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Dialectology, Modern English Grammar and Linguistic Stylistics.


1. Adeyanju, A (released first Quarter 2016a) ‘Discourse of Online Preaching: A Stylo-linguistic Analysis of Pastor ‘Tunde Bakare’s Sermons on Religion, Politics and Poverty in Nigeria’ Chapter 9, in Rotimi Taiwo and ‘Tunde Opeibi (Editors) Discourse of Digital Civic Engagement: Perspectives from the Developing World, New York: Nova Science Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-63484-120-7-Hardcover/ ISBN: 978-1-63484-121-4 e-book
2. Adeyanju, A (released first Quarter 2016b) ‘Symbols and Not Manifestoes are the Selling Point Here: A Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis of Two Contemporary Nigerian Political Parties’ Images and Slogans’, Chapter 2, in Daniel Orwenjo and Ahmed Asiru Tunde (Editors), Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies, Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers,
5. Adeyanju, A (Forthcoming-2016e) ‘Between Adequacy and Expediency: A Comparative Assessment of the General Studies English Programme in Nigerian Polytechnics and Universities’ in ‘Shola T. Babatunde and Ubong E. Josiah (Editors) English Language and Literature in Non-Native Environments: Issues, Patterns and Preferences: Festschrift in Honour of Professor David Jowitt, Ilorin: University of Ilorin Press
6. Adeyanju, A (Publication due late-2015a) ‘Re-Awakening Consciousness on Linguistic Right among Indigenous Population in Central Nigeria’, Chapter Four, in Victor A.O.Adetula, (Editor), Citizenship, Equity Question and National Integration in Nigeria, Dakar, Senegal: CODESRIA Publication
7. Adeyanju, A (Forthcoming late-2015b) with Obasanjo K.Sanni ‘Theories of Morphology’, Chapter 3, in Francis Egbokhare (Edited) Contemporary Studies in Language Studies, Ibadan-Nigeria: University of Ibadan,
8. Adeyanju, A (2014a) ‘Language, Reality, Religion, and Politics in Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God and A Man of the People ,Chapter 3, in Umelo Ojinmah, Ndubusi Osuagwu and James Ile (Editors) Essays for the Eagle on the Iroko: Gendenkschrift for Professor Chinua Achebe, Enugu-Nigeria: Rossen Publications Ltd, pp 40-57, ISBN: 978-978-49183-4-3
9. Adeyanju, A (Forthcoming late-2014b) ‘Linguistic Factors in Intergroup Relations and Democratic Governance in Nigeria: The Past, Present Reality and Future Challenges’ in Adoyi Onoja and Patrick Ukase (Editors) Democratic Governance and Evolving Group Relations in Nigeria since 1999:Festschrift in Honour of Professor Olayemi Akinwumi
10. Adeyanju, A (Forthcoming mid-2014d) ‘Between Indigenes and Settlers: Migration, Language Planning and Policy, Linguistic Right, Politics and Power in Nigeria’ in James Simpson and Anne Whiteside (Editors),Challenging Agenda: Policy and Practice in Language Learning and Migration London:
11. Adeyanju, A (2013a) ‘Indigenous Middle Belt Peoples and their Hausa Neighbours: Linguistic Right, Politics and Power in Nigeria’ Chapter 1 in Alasdair N. ARCHIBALD (Editor) Multilingual Theory and Practice in Applied Linguistics :Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics Southampton, United Kingdom: University of Southampton / Scitsiugnil Press, London ,Pp 1-6
ISBN 978-0-9559533-5-4
12. Adeyanju, A (with Micah A. Lawoyi) (2013b) ‘Errors in the Written English of Students’ in Two Central Nigeria Polytechnics: An Assessment ’Journal of English Language Teaching and Poetry, Vol 1,No1, October, 2013,pp16-39
13. Adeyanju, A (2012a) ‘The Pragmatics of Invigilators - Examination Candidates’ Speech in Academic Settings in Nigeria 6th Lodz Symposium: New Development in Linguistic Pragmatics, NDLP, Lodz, Poland, May 26-28th,2012 in Joanna NIJAKOWSKA and Piotr CAP Edited Book of Abstracts Ediors Primum Verbum Lodz ISBN 978-83-62157-55-6
14. Adeyanju, A (2010a) ‘Choice in the Language of Advertisements :A Systemic Functional Analysis of Some Radio Advertisements Conveyed in the English Language in Nigeria’ Chapter 1 in FANG Yan and WU Canzhong (Editors) Challenges to SFL: Theory and Practice,Proceedings of the 36th International Systemic Functional Linguistics Congress Beijing-China: Tsinghua University, Beijing, and Macquarie University, Australia, Pp 3-10,
ISBN 978-0-9805447-2-5
15. Adeyanju,A (2010b) ‘On Nouns, Nominals and Pronominals in English: The Systemic Linguistics Perspective’ in JOLAN: Journal of Linguistics Association of Nigeria, Volume 13 Number 1 2010, Pp.133-141 ISSN 0189-5680
16. Adeyanju,A.(2003) ‘Forty Years of Languages and Linguistics Research and Training in Nigeria: Managing The Probable and Mastering The Unpredictable’ Chapter 23 in Ozor-Mekuri NDIMELE,(Ed.) Four Decades of Languages and Linguistics Research in Nigeria: A Festschrift for Kay Wlliamson, Aba: NINLAN/Department of Linguistics and Communication Arts, University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria ,Pp.256-277 ISBN 978-2891-05-3
17. Adeyanju, A.(2002) "Who Are The 'Akpoto'?: Historical Consciousness, Social Engineering And Nation Building In Nigeria. An Ethnolinguistic and Cultural Survey of Yoruba, Igala and Idoma Peoples",Chapter 3,Panel A in Yakubu OCHEFU (Ed.) Proceedings of The 46th Congress of The Historical Society of Nigeria, Makurdi: Benue State University- Nigeria,Pp24-33
18. Adeyanju, A. and David, A. (1999) "Making Haste Slowly: Science and Technology Education, 21st Century Nigeria and The Language Question" Chapter 25 In M.O. Osasona (Ed) Proceedings of The Third National Conference of The College of Administration and Business Studies, Kaduna: Kaduna Polytechnic Press, Pp. 56-66. ISBN 1995-0662.