Telephone:             +254720271759

Email:                     anashia.ongonda@mksu.ac.ke /oanashia@gmail.com

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

2014           PhD in Linguistics. Maseno University, Maseno, Kenya.

Title of Thesis: Virtual Speech Community: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Kenyan Facebook Communication

2009           MA in Linguistics. Maseno University, Maseno, Kenya.

Master of Arts (MA) in Linguistics

Title of Thesis: Short message Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Approach to Kenyan Text Messages

2005             B.Ed (English/Literature) 2nd Class Honors Upper Division; Kenyatta University, Kenya.

2005            Emanex Computer training center

1999            Kenya Certificate of Education (scored Mean Grade B).

Mukumu Girls High school

1995           Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Mukumu Girls Primary School

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

September 2018 to date:    Lecturer, Department of Languages and Linguistics, Machakos

University.

Jan 2015 to August 2018: Lecturer, Department of Languages and Humanities, Mount

Kenya University.

Jan 2014-Dec 2014:    Assistant Lecturer, Department of Languages and Humanities, Mount Kenya University

2013 April/ Dec:         Part Time Lecturer, Department of Languages and Humanities, Mount Kenya University

2013 Jan/April:            Part Time Lecturer, Department of Languages and Humanities, Mount Kenya University

2012 Sept-November: Adjunct Lecturer, Kima International School of Theology (Lecturing Communication Skills and Writing skills)

2012 Aug:                   Part Time Lecturer, Bondo University College ( Lecturing Discourse Analysis and Practical English Stylistics)

2008-2013                   Teacher of English and Literature, Ibubi Girl’s Secondary School

 

ADMINISTRATION

Jan 2017: Head of Department. Department of Languages and Humanities. Mount Kenya University

June 2014 to 2015: Examination Coordinator, Department of English and other Foreign Languages. Mount Kenya University.

June 2011-2013:     Head of Department Languages. Ibubi Girls High school

June 2011-2013: Head of Department Guidance and counseling

 

MEMBERSHIP IN COMMITTEES

2018 to date: Member of Curriculum Committee. Machakos University.

2019 to date: Member graduation, publicity and publication committee. Machakos University. 2021:              Member, Research, innovation and technology. School of Humanities and Social

Sciences. Machakos University.

2015 Jan. to 2017

  • Chairperson of the School of Social Sciences, Examination Committee, Mount Kenya University
  • Chairperson of the Department of Languages, Examination Committee, Mount Kenya University
  • Member of Research, Conference, Enterprise and Marketing Committee at the School of Social Sciences. Mount Kenya University.
  • Chairperson of the Department of Languages, Research, Conference, Enterprise and Marketing Committee.
  • Member of Disciplinary, Teaching and Learning at the School of Social Sciences. Mount Kenya University.
  • Chairperson of the Department of Languages, Disciplinary, Teaching and Learning Committee. Mount Kenya University.

 

CURRICULUM DESIGN

I have participated in the development of the following curricula:

  1. PhD in English and Linguistics ( Mount Kenya University)
  2. Certificate of teaching English as a second language (Mount Kenya University

 

PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals and Conference Proceedings

Kimongo, D, M. and Ong’onda, N. A. (2020). An analysis of the Syllable Structure of Kikamba Nouns. International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences, 5(5), 1755-1764.

Ngugi, P. and Ong’onda, N. A. (2020). An Analysis of the role of context in meaning and interpretation of Gîkûyû Idioms. International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences, 5(5), 1765-1772.

Wayua, E, M and Ong’onda, N.A. (2020). Liturgical language in Christ is all Catholic prayer book. International Journal of English and Education, 9 (3), 13-23.

Nawire, E. N. and Ong’onda, N. A (2020). A cross linguistic analysis of fossilization in Lunyala-Kiswahili Learners as they acquire English language in Navakholo Subcounty, Kakamega County. International Journal of English and Education, 9 (3), 109-119.

Biwott, C. F. and Ong’onda, N.A (2020). Morphological reduplication in Kipsigis dialect in Kipkelion East Sub-county, Kericho County, Kenya. International Journal of English and Education, (3), 254-270.

Muindi, N, M. and Ong’onda, N. A. (2019). Web-based Language Learning for enhancing students’ soft skills in Mount Kenya University. Journal of Advances in Linguistics, 10, 1555- 1563.

Ong’onda, N. A. (2018). A Cognitive Analysis of Metaphorical Euphemisms of Death in Kenyan Newspaper Obituaries. International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences, 3(2), 213-219.

Mwanyumba N. and Ong’onda, N. A. (2018). Characteristics of Language Shift in Makonde Language, Kinondo Ward, Kwale County, Kenya. Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(3), 653-658.

Gachau Elenah Nyaguthii and Ong’onda, N. A. (2018). An analysis of adaptation of the Loanwords in Kikuyu technological Words. International Education Research foundation and Publisher, 6 (3), 1-12.

Kanyi, C, M. and Ong’onda, N, A. (2017). Social Motivations Factors that Determine the Matrix Language Concept in Code Switching instances in a Multilingual Society. In International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7(1): 118-129.

Kanyi C, M. and Ong’onda, N, A. (2017). Forms of Matrix Language + Embedded Language Formula in Code Switching instances. In International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7(1)61-71.

Ong’onda, N, A. (2016). A transitivity Analysis of Newspaper titles on terrorism attacks on Kenya. In International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 6 (9), 77-85.

Ong’onda, N, A. and   Muindi, M. (2016). Computer Assisted Language Learning Software: The Effect of Integrating Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training on Kenyan English phonetics class at the university level. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development 5(4), 1-21.

Etakwa, E., Shivachi, C., & Ong’onda, N. A., (2015). The Olunyala (K) syllable Onset. In

International Journal of Scientific and Research PublicationsVolume 5(11), 162-167.

Ong’onda, N.A., Omondi, O and Ongarora, D. (2013). Prosodic Features in Facebook Communication. In International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, 2, (2), 166-180.  ISSN: 2226-6348 (print).

Ong’onda, N. A., Maina, M. P., and Omondi, O. (2011). Language Mixing in Kenyan Text MessagesIn International Journal of Professional Practice Vol. 2 (2):200-212.

Ong’onda, N. A., Maina, M, P., and Omondi O. (2011). Syntactic Aspects in Short Message Service (SMS). World Journal of English Language1, 2-8.

Ong’onda, N. A., Maina, M, P and Oloo, P. (2011): Communicative Functions of Short Message Service (SMS): A case of University students. Journal of Intra-African Studies 4,150- 162.

Ong’onda, N. A., Maina, M. P., and   Omondi, O. (2010). Kenya electronic communication:

Implication of text messaging on social interactionIn US-China Foreign Language, 8 (9), 1-13.

Ong’onda, N. A., Maina, M. P., and Omondi, O. (2010). Punctuation as a sociolinguistic variable in text messagingIn Sino-US English Teaching 7 (9):42-47.

Ong’onda, N. A., Maina, M. P., and Omondi, O. (2010). Group identities in Kenyan text messages. In Acta Academica Vol. 42 (3): 86-114. SA ePublications.

Ong’onda, N. A., Maina, M. P., and Omondi, O. (2010). Phonological Variation in Short Message Service (SMS) in Kenya. In Annals of Humanities & Development Studies: 1(2), 12-18.

 

Forthcoming Publications 2021

Kimenye, K, P, Makoti, V and Ong’onda, N. A (2021)

An analysis of assertive illocutionary speech acts in post handshake speeches of president Uhuru Kenyatta and the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in Kenya.

Ong’onda, N. A (2021). Integration of Task Based Language Teaching and Computer Assisted Language Learning for the purposes of enhancing employability skills.

 

CONFERENCES AND SEMINAR PAPER PRESENTATION

  1. 2019 June: Attended KIPPRA annual regional conference. Theme: A gendered approach to unlocking the potential for sustainable development 11th -13th June 2019, at Pride Inn Mombasa. Paper presented: Shifting sands, Disrupting Phallocentric Practices: Visibilizing the Female Self in Higher Education in Kenya.
  2. 2018 Nov. Attended and presented a co-authored paper on Web based language learning for enhancing students soft skills.
  3. 2016: Attended the First International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management held at Sarova Panafric, Nairobi, on 24 – 25th August 2016.
  4. 2015: Attended the 3rd TU-K International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Development held on 23rd to 25th February at Laico Regency, Nairobi.
  5. 2015: Attended Practical Conflict Management Workshop (MAGAART SERIES) from 5th to 6th November 2015 at Maseno University and presented a paper on ‘Conflict management on the internet.’
  6. 2015: Attended The MARGAAT Data Analysis Workshop at Maseno University (6th to 11th September 2015) and presented a paper on corroboration and triangulation of findings “”.
  7. 2014: Attended Kabarak University 4th Annual International Conference, 15 – 18th July 2014 and presented a paper entitled, 2015 presented a paper titled: Teaching phonetics and phonology to undergraduate students using computer assisted language learning.
  8. 2013: Attended the 3rd International Conference on Applied Research and Innovation held at Kabarak University 15 – 18th October 2013 and presented entitled, ‘Communication teaching approach.
  9. 2012: Attended a One day Pre-Conference Workshop on Digitization featuring E- Granary at the Kenya Polytechnic University College, 30th May 2012.

 

POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION AND EXAMINATION SUPERVISION

PHD Thesis Supervision (2018) (Graduated)

1. Kanyi, C.

Linguistic Motivation for Matrix Language Concept in Code Switching instances in a Multilingual Society. A case study of Mwea in Kirinyaga County. Mount Kenya University.

 

MA Supervision (ALL GRADUATED)

1.      Julia Wangechi Migwi (2018)

A social Cognitive Analysis of Proverbs: A case study of Proverbs in Gikuyu Language. Mount Kenya University.

2.      Caroline Murugi Mwaniki (2018)

Language and Gender: An analysis of male –female discourse in kiembu language.

3.      Paul Odhiambo (2017)

Polysemy in Language: A semantic Analysis of Dholuo Polysemous Words.

4.      Kinogu, Simon (2017)

A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Euphemism: A case study of selected domains in Gikuyu Language.

5    Mwanyumba, N. (2016)

Language maintenance and shift: A case study of Makonde language in Kinondo ward, Kwale County. Mount Kenya University.

 

THESIS EXAMINATION

Juliana Ndunge Maitha (2019)

Language management in family planning discourses at Machakos level 5 hospital, Kenya. Machakos University.

 

Stella Wangari Muriungi (2017)

Generic Structures of Chief Executive Officer in Selected Kenyan Banks’ Annual Report.

 

Wambugu Catherine Njoki (2017)

The influence of the interlanguage processes on the errors in the written English of form three students in public secondary schools in naivasha sub-county, kenya.

 

Gitonga John (2016)

An Examination of Challenges in     First Language Acquisition in Autistic Children: A Case Study of Public Primary Schools in Nyeri County. Mount Kenya University

 

Naom kwamboka onchuru (2016)

A cognitive Analysis of Selected Metaphors Deployed by Kenyan Presidential Aspirants in 2013 Campaigns. Mount Kenya  University

 

PHD SUPERVISION ONGOING

2020 to date: Ann Wahito

An analysis of the discourse strategies in the management of cancer: A case of the Murang’a Cancer Care and Research Centre. Machakos University.

Progress: Proposal writing

 

2020 to date: Brenda Wambua

The linguistic interventions of Writing Centres in enhancing academic writing skills of university students in Kenya. Machakos University.

Progress: Proposal writing

 

2020 to date: Criticos Kimeu

A linguistic analysis of exponential growth of language in contemporary Kamba songs and dances.

Progress: Proposal writing

 

MASTERS SUPERVISION ONGOING

2018 to date: Kimenye, K, P.

Speech act analysis of selected political speeches of President Uhuru Kenyatta and the former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga after the handshake on 9th march, 2018. Machakos University.

Progress: Submitted thesis for examination.

 

2019 to date: Bowen Mary Chepkoech

An analysis of clerking interactions involving people living with psychosis at Machakos level 5 hospital, Kenya.

Progress: Successfully presented proposal

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  1. January 2020 to date: Secretary of EagleFlame Housing cooperative Society.
  • January 2014 to date: Chair of Mentorship of the youth of St Joseph Catholic Church Luanda.
  • January 2014 to date: Chair of Education advisory committee of Ibubi Girls High School. Emukhaya.
  • January 2018: Visited Thika Prisoners to advise them and motivate them.

 

REFEREES

Prof. Maina Matu

Director, School of Information and Communication Studies The Technical University of Kenya

P. O. Box 52428-00200 NAIROBI KENYA Tel. 0724515505

E-mail: mainamatu@yahoo.com

 

Prof. Omondi Oketch

Chairperson, Department of Language and Communication Studies The Technical University of Kenya

P. O. Box 52428-00200 NAIROBI KENYA Tel. 0734 673744

E-mail: omondi.oketch@gmail.com

 

Prof. David Ongarora, 

Department of Languages, Maseno University, Private Bag

MASENO.

Tel. 0722494644