Maseno University

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Benson Oduor                                                      



Address: Private Bag, Maseno- Kenya
  • Ph.D. (Linguistics-Maseno University)

  • M.A. (Linguistics- University of Nairobi)

  • B.Ed. (Linguistics & Literature-University of Nairobi)

Ongoing Research:

Documentation of Terik-a minority endangered language of Kenya










OJWANG, B.O. (2018) Linguistic Conceptualizations of Disease among the Luo of Kenya.Qualitative Health Research 28(3) : 433-445.

OJWANG, B.O. (2017) ‘Reclaiming Urban youth Identity through Language in Kenya: The Case of Koch FM Radio’ Africa Development17(2): 17-38.

OJWANG’, B.O. (2016) ‘A functional-pragmatic analysis of conversation management strategies in Dholuo’Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies 34(4): 325-346.

OJWANG’, B.O. (2015)‘Language, creativity and radio: Encoding urban youth identity in Kenya. Journal of Pan African Studies 7(8):121-139.

OJWANG’, B.O. (2013) ‘Semantic extension, idiomaticity and analogy in soccer discourse among Dholuo speakers of Kenya’. Language Matters: Studies in the Languages of Africa. 44(1):122-140.

OJWANG’, B.O. (2011) ‘Political and sociolinguistic obstacles to the expanded functionsof Kiswahili in Kenya’ Language Matters: Studies in the Languages of Africa, 42(2): 231-247.

OJWANG' B.O.; OGUTU, E.A. and MATU, P.M. (2010) ‘Nurses’ impoliteness as animpediment to the Implementation of the charter of patients' rights in selected Kenyan hospitals.' Health and Human Rights: AnInternational Journal 12 (2): 101-117.

OJWANG’, B.O.; MATU, P.M. and OGUTU, E.A. (2010) ‘Face attack and patients’ responsestrategies in a Kenyan hospital’, Journal of Sociolinguistics14 (4): 501-523.

OJWANG', B.O. (2009) ‘Patients claiming their rights: an analysis of utterances from a Kenyanhospital’. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies27(4):453-469.

OJWANG', B.O. (2009) ‘The semantics of peace and the role of the print media in the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya’ Africa Media Review Journal 17 (1&2): 23-50.

OJWANG', B.O. (2008) 'Encoding Polar Questions in Dholuo’. Studies in African Linguistics Journal 31 (l): 61-91.

OJWANG, B.O. (2008) 'Prospects of Kiswahili as a Regional Language in a Socio-culturallyHeterogeneous   East   Africa'.   Journal   of International  and  InterculturalCommunication1(4): 327-347.

OJWANG', B.O. (2008) ‘How Language Aggravates Conflict: Evidence from TerrorismNews in Selected Kenyan Newspapers’. Journal of International Communication 14(2): 143-158.

OJWANG, B.O. (2007) ‘The Role of Dholuo Demonstratives and Adverbs in DiscourseDeixis’.Occasional Papers in Language andLinguistics, 3:63 - 82.

OJWANG, B.O. (2006) ‘Language and Legislation in Kenya’. Maseno  University          Journal of Arts and Social Sciences. 1 (1):110-121.