Dr. Jonathan Furaha Chai, PhD

 

 


Dr. Jonathan Furaha Chai, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Department of Literature, Languages & Linguistics

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 721 202 842

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EDUCATION

2002

Ph.D. Sociolinguistics

University of Essex, United Kingdom

1993

Master of Arts, Kiswahili Language & Linguistics

Kenyatta University, Kenya

1989

Bachelor of Education Arts ( Kiswahili & Geography)

Kenyatta University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Sociolinguistics, Language & Culture, Discourse Analysis

WORK EXPERIENCE

Nov 2013 - present

Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Egerton University

April 2013 - Present

Senior Lecturer, Department of Literature, Languages & Linguistics

May 2009- Nov 2013

Examination Officer, Department of Literature, Languages & Linguistics

May 2009 –Nov 2013

Co-ordinator, Departmental Postgraduate programme

1992 - March2013

Lecturer, Department of Literature, Languages & Linguistics

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Furaha Chai; Catherine Kitetu , Njeri Kamau (2013) Interactive Monologues in FM radios in Kenya: Case study of Radio Citizen In Ubanako V.(ed) Crossing linguistic Borders in Post colonial Anglophone Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge scholars Publishing ( Forth coming)

2

Furaha Chai, James Ogolla Onyango , Wakihuri Maina K. (2013) Between rocks and Hard Places:: Gendered power Ideologies that bind Kikuyu Marriages In Ubanako V.(ed) Crossing linguistic Borders in Post colonial Anglophone Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge scholars Publishing ( Forth coming)

3

Furaha Chai & Atambo N. (2013) Walking a Cultural Tightrope : Linguistic strategies employed in Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Programmes in Kenyan Secondary Schools In Mutiti J.K (ed) Ruwaza Africa Vol 2.

4

Furaha Chai (2012) “ Getting a Research Problem in Social Sciences” In Mukuthuria, M.& C. W. Kitetu (Eds) Research in Social Sciences Saarbruken, Germany: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing pp 14-24

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Sociolinguistics, Language & Culture, Discourse Analysis, Socio-cultural perspectives of communication, Language use in Social contexts, Kiswahili Linguistics, Qualitative Research.