Prof. Taiwo Soneye

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Taiwo Soneye (PhD) is a Professor of Applied Phonology and English Linguistics in the Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. She teaches courses on communicative skills, Contemporary English Usage (with emphasis on inclusive language), (socio) phonology and (socio) phonetics, the New Englishes and corpus phonology at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She was one of the annotators and compilers of the One Million International Corpus of English (ICE-Nigeria) Project. She was Chair, Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Committee for two academic sessions, within which she inaugurated the Annual Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Methodology Workshop. With this, providing mentorship for young academics and addressing methodological issues in postgraduate research within the humanities, has been easier. She was an Assistant Editor of the Journal of the English Scholars Association of Nigeria (ESAN). She is a fellow of the African Gender Institute (AGI), University of Cape Town and was a research associate at the Augsburg University, Germany. Many of her publications explore the synthesis practicable among Language, literature, Society, gender and pedagogy, within the ambit of English linguistics.  Taiwo Soneye has contributed to such research outlets as Topics in English Linguistics, De Gruyter Mouton, the International Reading Association, (IRA), U.S.A. and English World Wide (EWW). Her publication on the English Language and Culture Transmission in Africa was supported by the Ford Foundation. She is currently working on “the intonational nuances of Nigerian battered Women’s gossip”.