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Osakwe Mabel

EMAIL: mabosakwe@delsu.edu.ng
PHONE: +2348034964626
ADDRESS: Department of English and Literary Studies, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
POST HELD: Public Orator (2019)
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE: Development committee

INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION: Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.
SPECIALTIES: English Language/Stylistics, Applied Linguistics, Women Studies
PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS/PROJECTS: British Council Summer School Grant, Aberdeen Summer School, (1988), Visiting Professor’s Research grant for Media, Language and Communication.(2013) and Ramcharam’s D. Tech Language Practice on Linguistic Diversity and Multilingual Identities for isi-Zulu Users of English (2014)
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Pastor: OUR SAVIOUR’S CHAPEL (2010 -Date: Interdenominational Chapel on Campus- offering spiritual /secular’ and family counselling to members of University community and catchment areas communities, Provision of food to the vulnerable and orphanages especially during COVID-19 Lock down, Providing Civic and moral education for Rural Women in Ukwuani Local Government Area as Patron of Women Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN) 2011 – Date, Providing pastoral care to Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical Students; as Life-Patron Warri Zone.


Mabel Osakwe’s Intellectual Bio-sketch
This Linguist, stylistician, poet, and pastor is one of a set of twin-girls born on the 5th of November, 1951 to Chief and Mrs Ebinum in Obiaruku, Delta State, Nigeria. She attended CMS School Umutu, Anglican Girls Grammar School Ughelli, St. Anne’s School, Ibadan, University of Ibadan and Temple University, USA. These institutions produced this Professor of English Language with a PhD English Language, (1992) Ibadan, M.A. English Language, (1983) Ibadan, M.Ed. Curriculum (1980) USA, B.A. (Hons) English, (1976) Ibadan, Higher School Certificate (HSC) (1972) Cambridge, Advanced Level GCE (1972) (London) West African School Certificate (1968)
She is well-published nationally and internationally in journals and books. Her Inaugural Lecture: Tending, Bending and Breaking Vagabond English for Global Needs sums up most of her contribution to scholarship. Her Current Research Interest explores common grounds between English linguistics and other disciplines in Collaborative research towards Sustainable Development Goals

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