Conferences Attended/Papers Presented

National Association of General Studies 1986 “The Quest for the Total Man: Contribution of Literature.”
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language, 1986 “Oral Literary Creativity in a Second Language Situation: The example of Efik Proverbs in English: Problems and Prospects.
Nigerian Education Research Association 1988, “Good Writing as an Essential Skill in Educational Development: Evidence from the University of Calabar.”
National Association of General Studies 1988. “Language, an Effective Tool for Rural Development.”
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language, 1988. “The Teaching of English Pronunciation in the Senior Secondary School, Calabar LGA: Problems and Prospects.”
Reading Association of Nigeria, 1989. “Adaptation of the SQ3R Technique in Teaching Reading to Freshmen.”
Linguistic Association of Nigeria, 1990. “Pronominalization in Ibibio.”
Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, 1990. “Portrait of Women in Contemporary Literature.”
Nigerian Association of Lecturers, 1991 “English for Academic Purposes: Problems and Prospects.”
Colloquium in Honour of Professor Ayo Banjo, 1995 “A Sociolinguistic Analysis of an Informal Speech Event.”
Linguistic Association of Nigeria, 1997 “Language Choice and the Use of Pidgin among Educated Multilinguals in the University of Calabar.”
National Association of Women Academics 1999. “Child Development through Language Acquisition: The Ibibio Experience.”
Reading Association of Nigeria 1999. “Developing Literacy in Nigeria: The Language Question.”
International Conference on Research in Basic and Lifelong Education, 2000. “Conceptualization and Implementation of English Studies as an Alternative for English Language and Literature in English for the Universal Basic Education.”
National Association of Women Academics, 2001. “Gender Disparity: The Prose Fiction Perspective.” April 21-23, 2001
International Conference in Honour of Prof. E. Ubahakwe, 2001. “The Technique of Teaching ‘Been and Being’ in an ESL Situation.”
Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN), 2001. 2nd PAN African Conference on Reading for all: Oct 7-10, 2001.
  • 1. “Reading to Writing: Developing Literacy through the Vacation Reading Village.”
  • 2. “Inculcating Information Transfer Skills from Oral to Written Communication.” Calabar Vacation Reading Village.
  • 3. First RAN Regional Association Conference, April 16-19, 2002
  • 4. 2nd Uyo Conference on Languages and Literature, 2002.
  • 5. “Text – Conversion Approach and the Teaching of Writing to Trainee Teachers: An Integration of Theory and Practice.”
  • 6. “Drama Sketch as a Second Language Acquisition Strategy.”

    • African Cultural Studies Conference,. “Names as Cultural Identity: A Sociolinguistic Investigation of Ibibio.” 7-10 October, 2003.
      60th birthday symposium in Honour of Okon Essien, 2004. “Translating the Bible from English into Ibibio: Problems and Prospects.”
      Colloquium in Honour of Professor Elerius E. John, 2004.
      Pre-retirement Conference in Honour of Professor Dele Orisawayi, 2004.
      West African Languages Congress, “Convergence in the Spoken English of Ibibio and Igbo Speakers.” August 1-6, 2004.
      3rd Uyo Conference on Languages and Literature, 2004.
      Linguistic Association of Nigeria, 2004. “Repetition of Nouns and Verbs for Emphasis in Ibibio Proverbs.”
      International Conference on Book Fair and Publishing in Indigenous Languages, May 10-14th, 2005.
      Second Regional Reading Association Conference 2004. “Non-effective Communication as a result of Poor Reading Habits among UNICAL Students.”
      Conference of Association of Nigerian Language Teachers (ANLAT), Calabar, 2005.
      Linguistics Association of Nigeria, 2007. “Language and Socio-Cultural Value: An Analysis of Ibibio Proverbs.”
      West African Languages Congress, 2008. “Documentation of Ibibio Oramedia.” July 16 – 3rd Aug, 2008.
      Linguistic Association of Nigeria, 2009. “The Use of Numerical Slangs: Implication for Education.”
      West African Languages Congress & Linguistic Association of Nigeria, 2013. “Documenting the Significance of the Ibibio Traditional Marriage Gift Items: A Communicative Approach.” July 29 – Aug. 2, 2013.
      Annual Conference on African Languages (ACAL 45) 2014. Language of Drumming in Ibibio. April 16-20, 2014.
      Symposium in Honour of Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele of the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. March 11th -14th, 2014. Presented Paper titled: “ De-mystifying the Spelling of the Exclamation.Wow!”
      17th International Conference of the African Council on Communication Education. University of Calabar, October 20 – 23, 2015.
      Faculty of Arts International Conference 2016 “Participatory Paradigm a Panacea for Globalization and National Development: A case of the Health Sector in Nigeria”. April 12-15 2016.
      Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN) 15th Biennial Conference. University of Calabar, October 5-8, 2016.
      Linguistics Association of Nigeria, 2017- The Use of Traditional Artefacts in Conflict Resolution: A study of the Paramount Ruler’s Shrine in Ibiono Ibom. Dec. 4th -8th 2017.
      Faculty of Arts & Humanities Association of Nigerian Universities, International Conference 9th – 13th April, 2018.
      International Conference on African Literature and the English Language, 1st -4th May 2018.

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Bassey Andian Okon

Professor of Linguistics & Nigerian Languages at University of Calabar, Nigeria.