A VISITING PROFESSOR FROM UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA IN AUSTRIA WITH PG LIT STUDENTS
LITERATURE STUDENTS TAKING A CREATIVE WRITERS WORKSHOP IN MARCH 2020
THE INTERUNIVERSITY DEBATES IN FRENCH
THE AUF TRAINING ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
IN SERVICE TRAINING OF TEACHERS OF FRENCH
Japanese Cultural Festival
Japanese Club- KU
Japanese language learners at a cultural festival
Prof.Ralarala of Cape Peninsulla University, South Africa, The Dean SHSS, the Chairperson of LL&FL,Dr.Nthiga and seminar participants after the launch of a book on forensic Lings
Title/Qualifications: PHD, MA(APPLIED LINGUISTICS), BED(ARTS)
Department/Unit/Section: LITERATURE, LINGUISTICS AND FOREIGN LANGUGES
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi
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Position:  Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Applied Linguistics
Research Interests: Language education, second language acquisition, language in education, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, language and communication, language and law, literacy, lifelong learning, gender and empowerment
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?pli=1&authuser=2&user=-klz-P8AAAAJ
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7912-2489

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Publications

Refereed Journals

  • Kiguru G, Mwangi,P & Nthiga, P.M(2019) Bridging the distance in distance E-learning. Msingi Journalof the Department of Educational Foundations, Kenyatta University, 1(2) P. 38-49 
  • Nthiga, P.M, Kiguru,G & Mwangi, P (2019) Adult education and development: Lessons from Somaliland.Msingi Journalof the Department of Educational Foundations, Kenyatta University,1 (1) P.18-34 
  • Kiguru G, Mwangi P , Nthiga,P.M &Kimunyu, C(2019) Language and witchcraft as a trade: Insights from Machakos County, Kenya. Journal of organizations. No.23 P 59-77. ISSN: 2013-570X. EISSN: 1886-4171. http://www.revista.rio.org

Books and Books Chapters

  • Mwangi, P, Kiguru ,G & Nthiga , P.M (2018) The English Language and the Refugee identity: Insights from Daadab Refugee camps in D.O.Orwenjo & H.A. Tunde(eds) When “Home” means more than one country: The discursive (Re)construction of identities in Trans-national communities.Germany:Lincom Europa. 
  • Purity M. Nthiga & Eunice A. Nyamasyo, Speech Language Therapy in Kenya: Trends, hallenges and Opportunities. SLT Handbook. Springer (In Press) 
  • Ogutu E. A & Nthiga Purity: “African Languages in the classroom: blessing or curse?” In Mutasa. E.D & Ogutu E. A (2008) (eds) Teaching and administering in African Languages: A road map to African Renaissance Pretoria: Simba Guru Publisher.

Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers 

Conference Papers 

  • GatituKiguru and Purity Nthiga :The Folly of Ignoring the Dominant Influencer: A Case for Inclusion of Media Literacy in the Kenyan School Curriculum.; 11th Pan-African Literacy for all Conference;Kampala Serena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda;20th – 22nd August, 2019 
  • Purity Nthiga and GatituKiguru: Digital Literacy and Academic Writing: Challenges among University Students in a Kenyan University;11th Pan-African Literacy for all Conference;Kampala Serena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda; 20th – 22nd August, 2019 
  • Kiguru Gatitu & Purity Nthiga: 10th PALFA conference: Presented a paper: Illiteracy is no Defence: A Case for Improving Literacy as a Way of Enhancing Access to Justice in Kenyan Courts. Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria(2018) 
  • Purity Nthiga & Gatitu Kiguru: 13TH Biennial Conference of the IAFL: Presented a paper “ The (In)comprehensibility of Language Used in Sampled Insurance Policies in Kenya” Venue: Porto, Portugal (July 2017) 
  • Purity Nthiga & Eunice Nyamasyo: The 6th East AfricanInternational Conference on Communication Disability : Presented a paper “Speech and Language pathology(SLP) in Kenya: Trends, challenges and opportunities” Venue: Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya (Febrary 9-11, 2017) 
  • Purity Nthiga, Kiguru Gatitu and Phyllis Mwangi: International Conference on Education, Development and Innovation (INCEDI) 2016: presented a paper “Adult education and development: Lessons from Somaliland. Venue: Tang Palace Hotel, Accra, Ghana (August 29-31, 2016) 
  • Kiguru Gatitu, Phyllis Mwangi and Purity Nthiga: International Conference on Education, Development and Innovation (INCEDI) 2016: presented a paper “Bridging the distance in distance E-learning: lessons from Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya. Venue: Tang Palace Hotel, Accra, Ghana (August 29-31, 2016) 
  • Purity Nthiga, Gatitu Kiguru & Emily Ogutu: Third Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference : presented a paper on Deal or Duel: A Frame Analysis of Newspaper Reporting of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference (June 2016) Venue: Mulitimedia University; Nairobi (June ,2016) 
  • Purity Nthiga, Ephantus Kaugi & Gatitu Kiguru: Third Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference : presented a paper on Rethinking the Role of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Development: Insights from Somaliland Venue: Mulitimedia University; Nairobi (June ,2016) 
  • Purity Nthiga & Gatitu Kiguru: Conference on Exploring Communication Competence in the Industry and Academy. Presented a paper on: Job Application Letters as Communication to Potential Employers: Selling or Soiling? Venue: Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya( May 2016) 
  • Purity Nthiga: Conference on English for effective communication: challenges and opportunities in East Africa Presented a paper on: Teaching the writing skill in English as a second Language (ESL): Insights from selected Kenyan Secondary schools. Venue: Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya (April 2015).

Student Co-authored Publications

  • Nabwire Cynthia, orago Stephen and Purity Nthiga(2020) A comparative study of English Language speaking skills in private and public primary schools in Transzoia County, Kenya.African Journal of Emerging Issues Vol 3, Issue 1 Pg 191-204 
  • Grace Mwangi, Geoffrey Maroko and Purity Nthiga(2017) An evaluation of the treatment of application letters and reports in core Kenyan form three English course books. Journal of applied linguistics and language research, Vol 4, No. 8(2017) 
  • Mukuni D.M, Ireri A.M, Nthiga P.M, Owili F.A (2016) Swearing in a Miraa Market Environment. Arts and Social Science Journal 7: 187 pp2-6.

Research 

  • The Folly of Ignoring the Dominant Influencer: A Case for Inclusion of Media Literacy in the Kenyan School Curriculum(August, 2019)  “ The (In)comprehensibility of Language Used in Sampled Insurance Policies in Kenya Kenya (July 2017) 
  • Speech and Language pathology(SLP) in Kenya: Trends, challenges and opportunities (February, 2017) 
  • Bridging the distance in distance E-learning: lessons from Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya (July 2016). 
  • Deal or Duel: A Frame Analysis of Newspaper Reporting of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference (June 2016)  Job Application Letters as Communication to Potential Employers: Selling or Soiling? (April, 2016) 
  • The Pedagogic Process of Writing in English as a Second Language in Kenyan Secondary Schools. (PhD Research, 2010). 
  • Patterns and Functions of Code switching in Pre-primary Classroom Discourse in Selected Schools of Kasarani Division Nairobi (M.A Project, 2003)

chairperson english

Dr. Muhia John Mugo
Chairperson
Department of Literature, Linguistics, and Foreign Languages


 

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