Chika Glory Opara 

Chika Glory Opara

E-mailkochikason@yahoo.com

RANK: SENIOR LECTURER

 

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:  ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES/ QUALIFICATIONS
A.    GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL UMUEZEALA OWERRI          1977 – 1981/87  – WASC/GCE
B.    RIVERS  STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION                       1983 – 1986   –  NCE
C.    UNIVERSITY OF CROSS RIVER STATE, UYO.                    1988 – 1991  –  B.A (English Language)
D.    IMO STATE UNIVERSITY                                                1998 – 2001  –  M.A (English Language)
E.     FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF UYO                                       2007 – 2016  –  PhD (English Language)

 

AREA OF RESEARCH INTEREST:
ENGLISH PHONETICS/PHONOLOGY, APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND SOCIOLINGUISTICS.

 

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

  1. Opara Chika (2006) The Teaching of Reading in Rural and Urban Primary Schools in Imo State in Applied Literacy and Reading in Nigeria III (A Journal of Reading Association of Nigeria) [83-86]

  2. (2008) Politeness in Nigerian English: A Lingual-Cultural Focus in English in the Journal of Nigerian Languages and Culture 10 [15-22]


  3. (2008) (co-authored with Ngozi Anigbogu and Queen Njemanze) The Impact of Literacy and Career Women: An Assessment of the Situation in the International Journal of Development and Management Review [150-157]


  4. (2009 )Igbo versus English as Medium of Instruction for Early Literacy: A Realistic Option for Igbo English Bilinguals in Journal of Reading Association of Nigeria 12 [113-115]


  5. (2010) Socio-Cultural Constraints and Emergence of Standard Nigerian English in Journal of Nigerian Languages and Culture 12 [41-48]


  6. (2012) (co-authored with Queen Enweremadu) Neologism in Nigerian English: An Essential and Effective Communication Tool for Nigerian English Speakers in Journal of English Language Studies in Africa 1 [54-55]


  7. (2013) (Co-authored with Queen Enweremadu) Implications of the Morphology of Nigerian Pidgin on the Written English of Nigerian Undergraduates in Oluoha, a Journal of Languages in Africa 1 [69]


  8. (2016) (co-authored with Ngozi Anigbogu) Integration of Technology into Classroom Instruction: Impact on Reading Comprehension Skills of Undergraduate in Quarterly Journal of Inter-University Friendship Association with contribution from science and technology 1 [107-113]


  9. (2016) Lexical Deviations and Intelligibility in Popular Nigerian English in International Journal of English Language Linguistics (European American Journals. [16]


  10. (2016) Language and Culture as Conflict Resolution tools: Rethinking English as Lingua Franca in British Journal of English Linguistics (European American Journals) [11]

 

CHAPTERS IN RESEARCH BOOKS (IN MAIN DISCIPLINE/TEACHING AREA AT THE UNIVERSITY/RESEARCH LEVELS)

  1. Chapter Nine: Entitled: ‘The Speaking Skills’, pp.256-295; In: “The use of English and Communication Skills for Tertiary Education” 2016. Edited by Ihejirika et-al.
  2. Chapter Five: Entitled: ‘Research Methodology’, pp.78-102; In Essential of Communication Skills and Technical Writing for Higher Education. 2017. Edited by Njemanze et-al.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION (IRA)
READING ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (RAN)
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS AND RESEARCHERS OF ENGLISH AS 2ND LANGUAGE (NATRSEL)
LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (LAN)
ASSOCIATION FOR PROMOTING NIGERIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURE (APNILAC)
NIGERIAN ENGLISH STUDIES ASSOCIATION (NESA)
ENGLISH SCHOLARS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (ESAN)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (ELTAN)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE AND DESIGNATION WITH DATES
NEW BETHEL NURSERY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL (ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER)               –           1992-1993
ROSEMARY MEMORIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL PORT- HARCOURT (DIRECTOR OF STUDIES)  –   1994 – 2001
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI (ENGLISH LANGUAGE LECTURER)      –        2005-DATE

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