Department Faculty Profile - Dr. Leonard Muaka
Assistant Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Phone: (336) 750-8618
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
|• 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
• 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
• M.A., Linguistics and African Languages, with an emphasis on Swahili
language structure, literature and culture, University of Nairobi,
• B.A., (Upper 2nd Class Honors) Kiswahili and Sociology, University of
• Mentor and advise students
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)
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.
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