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Eno-Abasi Urua

EMAIL: enoabasi@gmail.com
PHONE: 07034342608
ADDRESS: Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Uyo, PMB 101, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: reading, listening to music, dancing, cooking, travelling
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE: 2020 NAL Screening Committee Member

INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION: University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
SPECIALTIES: Phonetics, Phonology, Language Documentation APPOINTMENTS: Not Yet PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS/PROJECTS: University of Uyo Research Grant 1996; DAAD Grant 2002-2006; ELDP Grant 2011-12; STEP-B FGN Grant 2010-2012; PMI2 British Council funded Curriculum Review on MA programme in Language Documentation and Description 2010-2011; TETFUND IBRF Salvaging Medefaidrin Records 2018
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Member, Executive Committee, Comite International Permanent des Linguistes (CIPL), Leiden, The Netherlands 2013 – Date; External Examiner to Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes; Member National Technical Committee for the Development of a Language Policy for Nigeria; Member NUC Accreditation Team to accredit programmes, Internal and External Assessor to applicants at the professorial cadre within and outside Nigeria; Vice President 1, University Women Association (UWA) 2016 – date


Enọ-Abasi Urua is a Professor of Linguistics, University of Uyo, Nigeria. Served as Head of Department, Dean of Faculty, Director, International Programmes, Director Centre for Gender Studies, University of Uyo and chair and member of several University committees. Two term University of Uyo Governing Council member. Involved in extensive language documentation projects, with focus on Lower Cross languages of the Benue Congo group. She is the Facilitator/Coordinator of ‘Medefaidrin spirit’ language documentation Project; leader of the Abidjan-Bielefeld-Uyo Introduction to Language Document (ABUILD), which led to MA/PhD in Language Documentation and Description, University of Uyo. Participated at InField 2010 at the University of Oregon, USA; co-taught Introduction to Phonetics with Professor Doug Whalen, and was Practicum Instructor on the Uda language CoLang 2012 University of Kansas, USA; Transcription Instructor CoLang 2016 at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, USA. A Commonwealth Fellow, Georg Foster AvH Fellow, NAL Fellow and LAN Fellow.

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