Lecturer I

Historical Background

Born on 5th January, 1964. Primary education from 1971 to 1977. Secondary education from 1977 to 1982 in Mount Carmel College, Ilorin. College of Education, Oro from 1985 to 1988. University of Ilorin from 1992 to 1995 for first degree, 2001 to 2003 for Master of Arts in English Language and Ph. D. in English Language in 2020.

Educational History

Doctor of Philosophy in English Language 2020
Master of Arts in English Language 2003
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English 1995
Nigeria Certificate in Education 1988
West African School Certificate 1982


B.A., M.A., PhD

Research Interest

Syntax, Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics


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    Nigerian Example” in The Abuja Communicator. Department of Theatre Arts, University
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    Salawdeen, W. O. & Adedimeji, M. A. (2008). “ An Appraisal of Language Planning Problems
    in Developing Nations”. In Al-Hikmah Journal of the Humanities Vol. 1 Nos 1 & 2
    Salawdeen, W. O. and O. W. Raji (2010) “Overview of Languages policy from Independence”.
    In Bello-Imam, I. B. (Ed.) 50 Years of the Nigerian Project: Challenges and Prospects
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    Salawdeen, W. O. (2011). “ Cohesion in Religious Exegesis: An Appraisal of a Jumat Sermon”
    In Springboard Journal, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin pp.65-78.
    Salawdeen, W. O. & Raji, O. W. (2012). “Language and Communication in Human Society”. In
    Essential Topics in General Studies for Undergraduates. General Studies Unit, Al-
    Hikmah University, Ilorin pp. 9-19.
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    Salawdeen, W. O. (2015). “Cohesion in Political Discourse: An Analysis of President Barack
    Obama’s Inaugural Address”. In African Journal of Humanities, Vol.2 No.2, Kaduna
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    Salawdeen, W. O. & Alabi, V. A. (2015). “A Lexico-Syntatic and Semantic Analysis of Ahmed
    Yarima’s Heart of Stone” in Journal of Language and literature, Vol.6 No. 2 Uthman
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    Salawdeen, W. O. & Abdurraheem, H.(2016) “The Withering Tongues: Empowering Nigerian
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    Ahmed Yerima’s Heart of Stone” Springboard Journal, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin.