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Dr. Christine Atieno Peter

Dr. Christine Atieno Peter

Lecturer / Chair Of Department – Humanities

Email:catieno@chuka.ac.ke

Department of Humanities

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Lecturer, Linguistics

COMMUNITY BASED ACTIVITIES
Co-founded Chuka Youth Information Centre (CYIC)
Member of the English Service, PCEA, Jerusha Kanyua Memorial Church (JKMC)
Member of Wasafiri Women Group
Vice-Chairperson, Chuka University Staff Welfare
2007: Deputy Presiding Officer with the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK)
2016: BOM, Chairperson, Ndagani Primary School
2015 To Date: BOM, Executive Member, Chogoria Boys High School
2019 To Date: Parents Association Member, Chogoria Girls High School
2019 To Date: BOM, Member, Chogoria Girls High School

WORK EXPERIENCE
November 2012-June 2016: Assitant Lecturer, Chuka University
June 2016 to date: Lecturer, Chuka University
Sept 2017 to date: Chair of the Department of Humanities
May, 1988 – 2012, Secondary School Teacher:
-Kambui Girls High school; Ndagani Secondary School; Kajiunduthi High School
March, 2011: Acting Deputy Principal, Kajiunduthi High School

EDUCATION
PhD in Linguistics, Chuka University (2016). Use of Language to Perpetuate Socio-Political Dominance in Kenyan Parliamentary Debates
Master of Arts- English, Egerton University (2010). An Investigation into the Textuality of English Composition Writing by Form Two E.S.L. Students in Chuka Division, Meru South, Kenya
BEd (Arts) (English/ Literature), Kenyatta University (2004)

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
2016: The Use of Language to Perpetuate Socio- Political Dominance in Kenyan Parliamentary Debates
2010: Textuality in English Composition Writing by Form Two E.S.L. Students in Meru South, Kenya

SCHOLALRLY PUBLICATIONS
1. Mbaka, W. N., Atieno, C. P. & Karuri, M., (2013) Implementation Status of Kenya’s Language in Education Policy: A Case Study of Selected Primary Schools in Chuka Division, Meru South District, Kenya in Journal of Education and Practice. Vol 4. No 23.
2. Atieno, C. P., Mbaka, W. N. & Karuri, M. (2014) Textuality of English Composition Writing by Form Two E.S.L. Students in Journal of Education and Practice. Vol 5. No 15.
3. Karuri, M., Mbaka, W. N. & Atieno, C. P. (2014) Pragmatics in Parenting: Language Strategies in Communicating Issues of Sexuality to Teenagers by Kenyan Parents in Research on Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 4 No. 5.
4. Njagi, M. W., Muriungi, C. K. & Atieno, C. P. (August, 2014) Effectiveness of Professional Development on English and Literature Teachers in Selected Schools in Tharaka-Nithi and Meru County, Kenya, in American International Journal of Contemporary Research. Vol. 4. No. 8
5. Atieno, C. P. (July, 2015) Cohesion and Coherence in High School Students’ Written Work in Chuka Division, Kenya in Research Journali’s Journal of Education. Vol. 3 No. 7.
6. Atieno, C. P. (August,2015) Intertextuality in Essay Writing by Students in High Schools Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya in International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Studies. Vol 2, Issue No. 8
7. Atieno, C. P., Mukuthuria, M. & Muriungi, P. (November, 2016) The use of Pressupposition in the Creation of Socio- political Dominance in Kenyan Parliamentary Debates between 1992 and 2010 in Journal of Education and Practice. Vol 7. No 24
8. Atieno, C. P., Mukuthuria, M. & Muriungi, P. (October, 2016) Hate Speech in the Creation of Socio- Political Dominance in Kenyan Parliamentary Debates, in American International Journal of Contemporary Research. Volume 6, No. 5.
9. Atieno, C. P., Mukuthuria, M. & Muriungi, P. (August, 2016) Thematic Choice as a Discursive Formation Used to Create Socio- Political Dominance in Kenyan Parliamentary Debates Between 1992 and 2010. In International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Review. Vol. 1, Issue 8.
10. Atieno, C. P. (March, 2018) Identity in Political Discourse: The Case of Kenyan Parliamentary Debates, in International journal of Humanities and Social Science. Volume 8. Number 3.
11. Micheni, B. M. & Atieno, C. P. (December, 2018) Intertextuality between Pied Piper of Hamelin and Nyamgondho Wuod Ombare. In, Journal of English Language and Literature. Volume 10, No. 3.
12. Atieno, C. P. & Kirimo, E. N. (June, 2019) Categories of Discourse Markers Used in Gichuka Speech. In International Journal of Creative Research and Studies. Vol. 3, Issue 6.
13. Munyi, J. M. & Atieno, C. P. (June, 2019) Corporate Communication Types Employed in Public Universities in Kenya. In, The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies. Vol 7. Issue 6.
14. Kinegeni, L. K. & Atieno, C. P. (July, 2019) Denotative Meanings of Names Given to Businesses in Chogoria Town: A Pragmatic Analysis. In, International Journal of Economics, Business and Management Research. Vol 3 No. 7.
15. Atieno, C. P. & Kathomi, J. (October, 2019) Kimwimbi Women as Mirrored in the Cultural & Social Notions & Expressions in Journal of English Language and Literature. Volume 12 No. 2 October 2019.
16. Atieno, C.P. (2019) Concept and Object as Discursive Formations in a Pragmatic Analysis of Parliamentary Language. (Submitted) in International Journal of Innovative Research and Development.
17. 2012, July, Published a book Title: Discourse Analysis: Textuality in Composition Writing by ESL Learners. Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Written and spoken text linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Phonetics and Phonology.

POSTGRADUATE TOPICS SUPERVISED

1. A Pragmatic Analysis of Business Names in Chogoria Town
2. Linguistic Notions and Expressions Used to Devalue Women in Kimwimbi
3. Effectiveness of Corporate Communication as a Management Tool in Public Universities in Kenya
4. Social Media and Political Communication: Case Study of Facebook Usage by County Assembly of Meru, Kenya Members
5. Agenda Setting Role of Citizen Journalism Platforms in Kenya
6. Cohesion in Written Texts by Primary School Pupils in Buuri West in Meru, Kenya.
7. Effects of Tone on Meaning in Gi-Tigania, a Bantu Language Spoken in Meru County
8. Description of Morphological features of Kithabooro Argot Spoken by Miraa Harvesters in Laare Town, Meru County
9. Pragmatic Analysis of Selected National Holiday Speeches By President Uhuru Kenyatta
10. An Analysis of Communicative Strategies of Primary School Prefects Using English as a second Language Discourse in Igembe Region, Meru County Kenya
11. Semantic Analysis of Kiigembe Neologism
12. Representation of Dominance in Selected News Articles on the Competency Based Curriculum
13. Aspects of Non- Equivalence in Bible Translation in Gichuka
14. Morpho-Syntactic Analysis of Serial Verbs in Kimuthambi
15. Textual Analysis of Institutional Communication During Labour Conflicts: A Case of T.S.C. and K.N.U.T.

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