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Department Faculty Profile - Dr. Leonard Muaka

Leonard Muaka  Dr. Leonard Muaka

Assistant Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures

Phone: (336) 750-8618
Fax: (336) 750-2180
muakale@wssu.edu

Department of World Languages and Cultures
318 Hall-Patterson
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Background 
• Ph.D., Applied Linguistics with an emphasis on Discourse Analysis
  and  Sociolinguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
• Advanced Certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher
  Education  (SLATE), University of Illinois at Urbana
  Champaign.                       
• M.A., General Linguistics, with an emphasis on Syntax and
  Sociolinguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
• M.A., Applied Linguistics, with an emphasis on the Teaching of
  English as a Second Language and Second Language Acquisition, Ohio
  University, Athens
• M.A., Linguistics and African Languages, with an emphasis on Swahili
  language structure, literature and culture, University of Nairobi,
  Kenya.
• B.A., (Upper 2nd Class Honors) Kiswahili and Sociology, University of
  Nairobi, Kenya
Position Responsibilities 

• Mentor and advise students
• Teach Swahili, English, and Linguistics courses
• Coordinate the Swahili Program

Credentials

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Web Page

Courses Taught: Elementary Swahili; Intermediate Swahili; ENG 3301Introduction to Linguistics; LLS 1335 Language and Media, ENG 3301,  Freshman English    Composition, ENG 1302 Freshman English Composition; ENG 3321 Grammars of English;graduate level - Discourse  Analysis,  Research Methods in Linguistics and Language and Gender; LLS 1304 Dynamics of Language and  Globalization; ENG 1312 Engaging the World through Writing; LLS 1334 - Emerging African Literary Voices; 1335 – Language and Media; HON 1300 - Honors Inquiry-Based Seminar (Language Diversity in a Global Era)

Research Interest

Sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, hybridity, cyber language, emerging media,  language and gender, literary criticism, language and media, rhetoric, syntax,  African linguistics with a focus on Bantu languages, Film Analysis, second language acquisition, and foreign language   pedagogy.

Philosophy
"Learning is a continuous process."

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



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