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: Ph.D
Department/Unit/Section: Literature, Linguistics & Foreign Languages
Contact Address: Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
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Position: Senior Lecturer
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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Refereed Journals (International)

  • Kanana, F.E., Orwenjo, D.O & Nguru, M.G. (Forthcoming). Escaping the Margins of Society: New Media and Youth Language Practices across the Rural-Urban Divide in Kenya. Multilingual Margins: A Journal of Multilingualism from the Periphery. Tbc
  • Orwenjo, D.O., & Erastus, F.K. (2021). Teachers’ Perceptions of Open Education Resources: The Case of Open Resources for English Language Teaching (ORELT) in Kenya. Journal of Learning for Development- JL4D, 8 (3), 582-600. ISSN: 2311-1550.
  • Hurst-Harosh, E. & Kanana, F.E. (2020a) Metaphors and their link to generation/age and popular culture in African Youth Languages. Linguistics Vanguard, 6(s4): 20190053. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/lingvan-2019-0053
  • Kanana, F.E. & Hurst-Harosh, E. (2020b) Global and Local Hybridity in African Youth Language Practices. Africa Development, Volume XLV (3), 13-32. ISSN: 0850 3907. http://codesria.org/spip.php?article3135&lang=en
  • Ntalala S.G., Orwenjo D.O. & Erastus, F.K. (2020). Rhetorical Moves of Kenyan Parliamentary Committee Reports. Applied Linguistics Research Journal, 4 (3), 65-85. E-ISSN: 2651-2629. DOI: 14744/alrj.2020.29591
  • Kanana, F.E. and Nyong’a, A.C. (2019). Lexical restructuring processes in Sheng among the Matatu crew in Nakuru, Kenya. South African Journal of Languages and Linguistics, (SAJAL) 39(1), 42-55. ISSN: 0257-2117 Print, 2305-1159 Online. https://doi.org/10.1080/02572117.2019.1572321
  • Orwenjo, D.O., & Erastus, F.K. (2018). Challenges of Adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) in Kenyan Secondary School: The Case of Open Resources for English Language Teaching (ORELT). Journal of Learning for Development, 5(2), 148-162. ISSN: 2311 – 1550.
  • Kariuki, A., Kanana, E.F. and Kebeya H. (2015). The Growth and Use of Sheng in Advertisements in selected Businesses in Kenya. Journal of African Cultural Studies (JACS), 27(2), 229-246. ISSN Print: 1369-6815; ISSN Online: 1469 - 9346) https://doi.org/10.1080/13696815.2015.1029879
  • Kanana, E.F. (2014). Noun Morphophonemics and Noun Class Restructuring: The Case of Meru Gender 11/10. South African Journal of African Languages (SAJAL), 34(1), 107-117. ISSN: 0257-2117. DOI: 10.1080/02572117.2014.949474
  • Kanana, F. E. (2013). Examining African Languages as Tools for National Development: The Case of Kiswahili. Journal of Pan African Studies, 6 (6), 41-48. ISSN: 2156-5600.
  • Kanana, F. E. (2011). Meru Dialects: The Linguistic Evidence. Nordic Journal of African Studies, 20(4), 300-327. ISSN 1459-9465

Other Publications

Books(University Level)

  • Hurst- Harosh, E. & Kanana Erastus, F. (Eds.) (2018). African Youth Languages: New Media, Performing Arts and Sociolinguistic Development. Palgrave Macmillan: UK. ISBN 978-3-319-64561-2 (Hard Cover), ISBN 978-3-319-64562-9 (eBook) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64562-9
  • Kanana, F.E. (2014). Lexico-Phonological Comparative Analysis of Selected Dialects of the Meru-Tharaka group. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main, edited by Rainer Vossen, ISSN 1436-1183,ISBN 978-3-631-60376-5 (Hardback), E-ISBN 978-3-653-05161-2 (E-Book), DOI:https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-653-05161-2

 Chapters in Books(University Level)

  • Kanana, F.E. (forthcoming) Bantu Languages in the Media. In Ellen Hurst-Harosh, Nancy C. Kula, Lutz Marten & Jochen Zeller (eds.), The Oxford Guide to the Bantu Languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  •  Kanana Erastus, F & Hurst-Harosh, E. (2019). Rural and Urban Metaphors in Sheng (Kenya) and Tsotsitaal (South Africa). In Joseph Schmied. & Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju (eds.). African Urban Youth Languages: The Rural-Urban Divide (REAL Studies 11). Gottingen: Cuvillier Verlag. Pp 35-51. ISBN 978-3-7369-7081-6, eISBN 978-3-7369-6081-7
  •  Kanana, F.E (2019). Urban and Youth Languages in an Evolving Space: The Case of Sheng in Kenya. In Gratien Gualbert Atindogbé & Augustin Emmanuel Ebongue (eds.). Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Youth Language Practices in Africa: Codes and Identity Writings. Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group (RPCIG). Pp 233 -260. ISBN 9789956551378 https://www.africanbookscollective.com/books/linguistic-and-sociolinguistic-perspectives-of-youth-language-practices-in-africa-codes-and-identity-writings
  • Hurst- Harosh & Kanana Erastus, F. (2018). An Overview of African Youth Language Practices and their Use in Social Media, Advertising and Creative Arts. In Ellen Hurst-Harosh & Fridah Kanana Erastus (eds.). African Youth Languages: New Media, Performing Arts and Sociolinguistic Development. Palgrave Macmillan UK. Pp 1-12.ISBN 978-3-319-64561-2, eISBN 978-3-319-64561-2, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64562-9
  • Kanana Erastus, F. & Kebeya, H. (2018). Functions of Urban and Youth Language in the New Media: The Case of Sheng in Kenya. In Ellen Hurst-Harosh & Fridah    Kanana Erastus (eds.). African Youth Languages: New Media, Performing Arts and Sociolinguistic Development. Palgrave Macmillan: UK. Pp 15-52. ISBN 978-3-319-64561-2), eISBN 978-3-319-64561-2, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64562-9
  •  Kebeya, H. O. & Kanana E.F. (2016). Devolution of Governance and Linguistic (in) equalities in Kenya. In Martin Pütz & Neele Mundt (eds.). Vanishing Languages in Context: Ideological, Attitudinal and Social Identity Perspectives (Duisburg Papers on Research in Language and Culture Volume 114) Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main. Pp51-69. ISBN 978-3-631-67049-1, eISBN 978-3-653-06261-8, https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-653-06261-8.
  •  Kanana, F.E. (2014). The growth of English as a status language in Africa: Insights from Kenya. In Daniel O. Orwenjo, Martin C. Njoroge, Ruth W. Ndung’u & Phyllis W. Mwangi (eds) Multilingualism and Education in Africa: The State of The State of The Art, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK  ISBN (10): 1-4438-6222-3, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-6222-6.

 Refereed Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Kanana, F. E. (2011). Dialect Convergence and Divergence: A Case of Chuka and Imenti. Selected Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, ed. Eyamba G. Bokamba et al., 190-205. Sommerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. (ISBN 978-1-57473—446-1
  • Ogutu, E. A. & Kanana, F.E. (2003). Code Switching in Multilingual Situations: Opposing Views. Selected Proceedings of Association of Third World Studies – Kenya Chapter Conference, Vol. 1, eds. Clara Momanyi et. al., 27-32. Nairobi: Oakland media Services Ltd.

Refereed Modules

  • Kanana F.E. & Ayieko, G. (2020) Introduction to phonetics and Phonology (Undergraduate Copyright ©Kenyatta University) copyright, Kenyatta University
  • Kanana, F.E., Ayieko, G. & Gimode, K. (2020) Linguistic Field Methods. (Masters, Copyright ©Kenyatta University)

Manuscripts

  • Kanana, F.E. (in progress).  A Typology of Dialect Transitions: The Case of Meru-Tharaka     Group.
  • Kanana, F.E. (in progress).  The Morpho-phonology and Semantics of Diminutives in the     Meru-Tharaka Group.
  • Nthiga, P.M. and Kanana F.E. (in progress). Feedback Provision in ESL Writing: The Case            of Kenyan Secondary Schools.
  • Kanana, F.E. and Orwenjo, D.O (in progress). Junior Secondary School Teachers’      Perceptions of the Potentials of ORELT in improving the quality of ESL teaching in  Kenya.
  • Kanana, F.E. (in progress). Language Policy Lapses in Africa: The Curse of Statehood and    Nationhood.

Other Publications

  • Coussens, A.,  Akindele, J. Abidemi., Abdeslam , B.,  Kanana, F. Khoury-Kassabri, M.          (2018). What’s Stopping Young African Scientists from Achieving their Potential. THE CONVERSATION, 21st August 2018. Available on https://theconversation.com/whats-stopping-young-african-scientists-from-achieving-their-potential-97404
  • Atheru, G., Kanana F.E., Kiriago, S. & Sang K. P. (2014).  Training Manual for  Entrepreneurship and Business Management, Kenyatta University Press.   (Copyright ©Kenyatta University, 2014)
  • Otieno, M., Kanana, F. E. & Odiwour, F. (2011). Organizational Skills and Time   Management, Kenyatta University.(KU-RCD Training Manual ©2011).
  • Kanana, F. E., Gimode, J. & Maroko, D. (2011). Minute Taking and Report Writing Skills,     Kenyatta University (KU-RCD Training Manual ©2011 )

 

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Department of Literature, Linguistics, and Foreign Languages


 

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