Academic

PUBLICATIONS

     Books

     Oseni, Z. I., A. G. A. S. Oladosu, B. O. Yusuf and M. A. Adedimeji (eds.) (2015). Ilorin         as a Beacon of Learning and Culture in West Africa. Ilorin: Centre for Ilorin Studies,     University of Ilorin.

Oladosu, A.G.A.S., Z. I. Oseni, M. A. Adedimeji, A. L. Azeez, S. S. Abdulbaqi and G.        A. Animashawun (eds.) (2013). Ilorin: History, Culture and Lessons of Peaceful    Coexistence. Ilorin: Centre for Ilorin    Studies, University of Ilorin.

Babatunde, Sola, Akin Odebunmi, Akin Adetunji and Mahfouz Adedimeji (eds.),       2010. Studies in Slang and Slogans. Muenchen: LINCOM GmbH.

Associate Editor, Journal of the Nigeria English Studies Association Vol. 14 Number 1,            September 2011.

Associate Editor, Journal of the Nigeria English Studies Association Vol. 14 Number 2,            September 2011.

Associate Editor, Journal of the Nigeria English Studies Association Vol. 15 Number 1,            September 2012.

Associate Editor, Journal of the Nigeria English Studies Association Vol. 15 Number 2,            September 2012.

Associate Editor, Journal of the Nigeria English Studies Association Vol. 16 Number 2,            September 2013.

Associate Editor, Journal of the Nigeria English Studies Association Vol. 17 Number 1,            September 2015.

Chapters in Books

  1. Adedimeji, M. A. 2002. “Not a Joking Matter: A Pragmatic Study of a Selection of Nigerian Jokes” In Babatunde, S. T. and A. S. Adeyanju (Eds) Language, Meaning          and Society. Ilorin: Haytee Books. pp.359 – 378.
  2. Adedimeji, M.A. and T.A. Alabi.2003. “Basic Elements of English Grammar” In Obafemi, O. and S.T. Babatunde (Eds.) Studies and Discourse in English Language.Ilorin: Haytee Press.pp.28 – 59.
  3. Adedimeji, M.A. 2004. “The Unifying Role of English in a Multilingual Nation: The Case of Nigeria”. In Ndimele, Ozo-mekuri (Ed.) Language and Culture in Nigeria: A Festchrift for Okon Essien. Aba: National Institute   for Nigerian Languages. pp.67 – 75.
  4. Adedimeji, M. A. 2005. “Language and the Media: Their Roles in Combating Political                             Violence in Nigeria”. In Alanamu, A. S. (Ed.) Issues in Political Violence in   Nigeria. Ilorin : Hamson Printing Communications. pp. 121 –143.
  5. Adedimeji, M. A. 2005. “Word Structure in English” In Alabi, V. A. and S. T. Babatunde (Eds.) Basic Communication Skills for Students of Science and Humanities. Ilorin: Department of English, University of Ilorin. pp.1 – 21.
  6. Adedimeji, M. A. 2005. “Language Functions and Conflict Management in Nigeria: A Functional Linguistic Approach” In Ndimele, Ozo-mekuri (Ed.) Trends in the Study of Languages and Linguistics in Nigeria: A Festschrift for Philip Akujuoobi Nwachukwu. Port Harcourt: Grand Orbit Communications and Emhai Press for           Linguistic Association of Nigeria. pp. 187 – 198.
  7. Adedimeji, M.A. 2005. “Language, Literature, Culture and Themes in Errol Hill’s Strictly Matrimony and Derek Walcott’s Ti-Jean and His Brothers” In Akpuda, A. A. (Ed.) The Black Presence in Caribbean Literature. Enugu: Samdrew Production        Nigeria. pp. 286 – 300.
  8. Adedimeji, M.A. 2006. “Nonverbal Semantics” (Supplementary Essay Two). In Odebunmi, Akin. Meaning in English: An Introduction. Ogbomoso: Critical Sphere, LAUTECH. pp. 157 – 172.
  9. Adedimeji, M.A. 2007. “Semiotics: The Science of Signs” In Olu, Obafemi, G.A.Ajadi and V.A. Alabi (Eds.) Critical Perspectives on English Language and Literature.            Ilorin: Department of English, University of Ilorin. pp.145 – 161.
  10. Adedimeji, M.A. 2007. “A Speech Act Analysis of Cigarette Advertising in the Nigerian Media” In Taiwo, Rotimi, Akin Odebunmi and Akin Adetunji (Eds.). Perspectives on Media Discourse. Muenchen: Lincom Europa.pp.267 – 679.
  11. Adedimeji, M.A. and S.S. Abdulbaqi, 2008. “A Communicative Approach to the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Nigeria.” In Saliu, H.A. et al (eds.) Nigeria beyond 2007: Issues Perspectives and Challenges. Ilorin: Faculty             of         Business and Social Sciences, University of Ilorin. pp.178-194.
  12. Adedimeji, M. A. 2008. “Muhammad as a Model: Verbal and Non-verbal Aspects of the Prophetic Personality” In Muhammad: His Immortal Messages. Abeokuta: Dahwah By Pen Communications.pp.2 – 12.
  13. Adedimeji, M.A. (2009). “A Universal Pragmatic Analysis of Nigerian Proverbs in Ola Rotimi’s Kurunmi”. In Language, Gender and Society. Akin Odebunmi, E.A. Arua        and Sailal Arimi. (eds.) 545 – 562. Ibadan: Published by Concept Publications for           Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation.
  14. 14. Adedimeji, M.A. (2009). “Globalization and the Survival of the Nigerian Cultural and Linguistic Heritage: The American Paradigm”. In The Sociolinguistics of English and      Nigerian Languages. Dele Adeyanju (ed.) 69 – 87. Muenchen, Germany:          Published        by Lincom
  15. 15. Adedimeji, M.A.( 2009). “Basic Principles of Effective Writing”. In Use of English in Higher Education A. Alabi and      S.T. Babatunde (eds.) 135-154. Ilorin:           Published by General Studies Division, University of Ilorin.
  16. Alabi, V. A. and M. A. Adedimeji. 2010. “Contributions of Nigerian Universities to Knowledge and in Linguistics and Language Studies”. In Okojie, J. Oloyede, I. and Obanya, P. (eds.) 50 Years of University Education in Nigeria:    Evolution, Achievements and Future Directions. Ilorin and Abuja: University of   Ilorin and National Universities Commission. pp. 311- 330.
  17. Adedimeji, M. A. 2010. “Sociological and Historical Contexts of Number Plate Sloganeering in Nigeria” In Babatunde, Sola, Akin Odebunmi, Akin Adetunji and Mahfouz Adedimeji (eds.), Studies in Slang and Slogans. Muenchen: LINCOM            GmbH. pp.224 – 244.
  18. Adedimeji, M. A. 2010. “Language Politics in Nigeria”, in Ndimele, Ozo-mekuri (Ed.)Language Policy, Planning and Management in Nigeria: A Festschrift for Ben O. Elugbe. Port Harcourt: M & J Grand Orbit Communications Ltd. pp.697 – 715.
  19. Adedimeji, M. A. 2011. “Towards a Pragma-integrative Approach to the Teaching of ‘Use of English’ in Nigeria: A Case for Human Development”. In Opoku-Agyemang, K. (ed.) Culture, Science and Sustainable Development in Africa. Cape Coast:             University of Cape Coast Press. pp.178 -193.
  20. Adedimeji, M. A. and J. O. Ojuade, 2011. “A Lexico-Semantic Study of Ola Rotimi’s Kurunmi and Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again” In Kuupole, D. D, I. Bariki and R. Yennah (eds.) Cross-currents in Language, Literature & Translation Festschrift for          Prof. J. P. A. Ukoyen. Porto-Novo: SONOU d’Afrique – Universite bilingue. pp 96 –     113.
  21. Adedimeji, M. A. 2012. “Islamic Education in Nigeria and Al-Ilory: The Language Question and the Challenges Ahead”, In Abubakre, R. D. (ed.) Shaykh Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory in the Tableau of Immortality. Riyadh: Nigerian Centre for Arabic       Research.pp.159 – 181.
  22. Adedimeji, M. A. and A. O. Ayuba, 2012. “From Text Linguistics to Text Typology: Towards a Pragma-semiotic Approach to the Translation of Al-Ilory’s Arabic Texts to English” n Abubakre, R. D. (ed.) Shaykh Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory in the Tableau of Immortality. Riyadh: Nigerian Centre for Arabic Research. pp.235 – 256.
  23. Adedimeji, M. A. and A. L. Azeez. 2013. “Language Use and the Imperatives of Repositioning Print Journalism for Peaceful Coexistence” In Oladosu, A.G.A.S., Z. I. Oseni, M. A. Adedimeji, A. L. Azeez, S. S. Abdulbaqi and G. A. Animashawun (eds.)    Ilorin: History, Culture and Lessons of Peaceful Coexistence. Ilorin: Centre for Ilorin           Studies, University of Ilorin. pp. 228 – 243.
  24. Adedimeji, M. A. 2013. “The Interface of History, Culture and Language in Isiaka Aliagan’s Oba Mama: A Stylistic Analysis” In Oladosu, A.G.A.S., Z. I. Oseni, M.        A. Adedimeji, A. L. Azeez, S. S. Abdulbaqi and G. A. Animashawun (eds.)    Ilorin: History, Culture and Lessons of Peaceful Coexistence. Ilorin: Centre for Ilorin           Studies, University of Ilorin. pp. 288 – 309.
  25. Adedimeji, M. A., T. A. Alabi and M. S. Abdullahi-Idiagbon 2013. “The Implications of Language Skills for Development in Nigeria” in Ayodabo, Olatunde and Nahum Butari (Eds.) Issues in Language and Linguistics: Perspectives from Nigeria. Kaduna:             Language Study Group of Nigeria with the Department of English and Drama,    Kaduna State University. pp. 170 – 183.
  26. Adedimeji, M. A. and A. L. Azeez 2015. “Language and Communication Impact on Harmonious Industrial Relations at the University of Ilorin” In Ilorin as a Beacon of Learning and Culture in West Africa. Ilorin: Centre for Ilorin Studies,         University       of Ilorin. pp. 197 – 213.
  27. Kuranga, S. A., Oladosu, A.G.A.S., Adedimeji, M. A. and Okojie, R. O. (2015). “Academic Development at the University of Ilorin”. In Ijaiya, N. Y. S. (ed.), University of Ilorin at 40: The Soaring Eagle. Ilorin: University of Ilorin. pp.113-149.
  28. Kuranga, S. A. and Adedimeji, M. A. (2015). “Milestones that Make World Class” In Ijaiya, N. Y. S. (ed.), University of Ilorin at 40: The Soaring Eagle. Ilorin: University of Ilorin. pp.251-268.
  29. Adedimeji, M. A. and Akogun, K. I. (2015). “Perception is Everything: Managing the Image of the University of Ilorin”. In Ijaiya, N. Y. S. (ed.), University of Ilorin at 40: The Soaring Eagle. Ilorin: University of Ilorin. pp.295-316.

Journal Articles

  1. Adedimeji, M.A. 1999. “Towards a Functional ESP Programme in Nigeria: An Illustration with a Nigerian University”. Centrepoint (9) 1. pp.15- 26
  2. Adedimeji, M. A. 2003. “What the Nigerian Drivers do with Signs: A Semiotic Exploration” MAJAC Makurdi Journal of Arts and Culture (5) pp.117 – 126.
  3. Adedimeji, M. A. 2003. “The Semantics and Pragmatics of Nigerian Proverbs in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Ola Rotimi’s The Gods are not to Blame”.           Alore: Ilorin Journal of the Humanities. (13) pp.54 – 79.
  4. Adedimeji, M.A. 2005. “Logical Fallacies and Thirty English Proverbs: A Truth Conditional Semantic Approach” The Abuja Communicator. (2) 1. pp 122 – 143.
  5. Adedimeji, M.A. 2006. “Sexist Language and the Campus Lingo of the University of Ilorin Students: Implications for Gender Attitudes”. Alore: Ilorin Journal of the             Humanities. 16. pp. 96-112.
  6. Adedimeji, M. A. 2007. “The Linguistic Features of Nigerian English and their Implication for 21st Century English Pedagogy”. The Abuja Communicator (3) 1.         pp. 157-174.
  7. Adedimeji, M. A. 2007. “The Language of Politics in Nigeria: Conflicts and Resolution”. FAIS Journal of Humanities, Vol. 3. No. 6. pp.1-29.
  8. Adedimeji, M. A. 2007. “ A Sociolinguistic Study of the Nigerian Proverbs in Zainab Alkali’s The Stillborn and The Virtuous Woman”. JOLAB: Journal of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria. (10): 87-108.
  9. Adedimeji, M. A. 2008. “Teaching without Tears: Applying Pragmatics to Second /Foreign Language Teaching”, Journal of Research in National Development. Vol. 6. No. 1. pp.102-112. URL: http:ajol.info/index/jorind/article/view.
  10. 39. Adedimeji, M. A. 2008. “Culture and Language in African Literature: An Appraisal of Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God” Papers in English and Linguistics, Vol. 9. pp.72-84.
  11. Babatunde, S.T. and Adedimeji, M.A. 2008. “The Theory and Practice of Politeness Phenomena in a Nigerian University”, Issues in Intercultural Communication. Vol. 2. Issue 1. pp. 77-95.
  12. Adedimeji, M. A. and Salawdeen, W. O. 2008. “An Appraisal of the Language Planning Problems of the Developing Nations”, Al-Hikmah Journal of the Humanities      (1) 1& 2. pp. 29 -42.
  13. Adedimeji, M. A. 2009. “Nigerian Pidgin as a National Language: A Thematic Appraisal of Segun Oyekunle’s Katakata for Sofahead and Ola Rotimi’s Grip Am”. DRUMPEAK: International Journal of Research in the            Humanities.     University of Cape Coast, Ghana. (2) 3. pp.1 -27.
  14. Adedimeji, M. A. 2010. “Language Question and the Constitutional Challenges of Development in a Multilingual Country”, Journal of Research in National Development. (8) 2b. pp.271 -278. http:ajol.info/journal/jorind.
  15. Adedimeji, M. A. and Asempasah, R. 2010. “Old Wine, New Bottle: A Cultural Appraisal of Toni Morrison’s Beloved. US-China Foreign Language (8) 10. pp.70 –
  16. Yusuf, B. O. and M. A. Adedimeji, 2011. “Sustaining Democracy and Promoting Peace in a Multilingual Country: The Role of Religion”. In Maiduguri Journal of Arts and Social Sciences: MAJAS. Vol. 9. No.2. pp.192 – 207.
  17. Adedimeji, M. A. and T. A. Alabi 2011. “The Stylistics of African Proverbs in T. M. Aluko’s Kinsman & Foreman. Ibadan: Journal of English Studies. (Department of English, University of Ibadan) Vol. 7:123-135
  18. Adedimeji, M. A. 2012. “Towards a Formal Variety Differentiation of Nigerian English”, JNESA: Journal of the Nigeria English Studies Association. Vol. 15 No. 2.pp.136- 148.
  19. Adedimeji, M. A. 2012. “Ten Critical C’s of Perspectivising the Historicism of the English Language in Nigeria”, AJELLS: Awka Journal of English Language and Literary Studies. Vol. 3. No 1. pp. 178- 196.
  20. Adedimeji, M. A. and V. T. Alabi. 2014. “A Stylistic Study of Bina Nengi-Ilagha’s CondolencesANUJAT: Applied Journal of Thought Vol. 3. No. 2: 126-148.
  21. Adedimeji, M. A, 2015. “What does Globalisation Portend for the Future of English in Nigeria?” JNESA: Journal of the Nigeria English Studies Association. Vol. 17 .1- 12.
  22. Adedimeji, M. A. 2016. “An Evaluation of the “Use of English” Examination Questions at the University of Ilorin: A Pilot Study” ANUJAT: Applied Journal of Thought Vol. 5. No. 1: 12-24.
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