Herr Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Kitula King'ei

Einladende Institution: Prof. Dr. Dymitr Ibriszimow, Lehrstuhl Afrikanistik II
Aufenthalt: 01. Juni 2013 - 31. Juli 2013
Heimatuni: Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya (Kenia)
Schwerpunkt regional: Department of Kiswahili and other African Languages
Informationen zur Person: Geoffrey Kitula Ki ng'ei is a Full Professor of Kiswahili Studies at the Department of Kiswahili and other African Languages, Kenyatta University, Kenya. He teaches Oral Literature, Literary Criticism, Language Skills and Sociolinguistics.
He hold a B.Ed. (Kiswahili and Literature) and Ma (Swahili Studies) from the University of Nairobi. He received his Ph.D from Howard University, USA. The title of his doctoral thesis was, "Language and Communication in Swahili Taarab: 1963-1990."
Currently, Prof King'ei is the Director of Institutional Based Programmes at Kenyatta University.
His publications are in the area of literary criticism, language education, creative literature and sociolinguistics.
Guest Lectures:
"Learning Kiswahili Through English: A look at English
Loanwords in Kiswahili" at the Swahili Colloquium, Iwalewa
House, Bayreuth, 3 June 2011 at 9.00 am
"Language Provisions in Kenya's New Constitution and their
Impact on Language Policy", at the Department of Literature in
African Languages, 5 July, 2011 at 4pm in GWl Room 125.