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Prof. John M. Kobia, Ph.D.

PROF. JOHN M. KOBIA, PH.D.

Professor of Kiswahili

Director Igembe Campus

Email:jmkobia@chuka.ac.ke

Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences
Department: Humanities

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Kiswahili Studies
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Member, Board of Management, Njia Boys High School
Member, Board of Management, Kaurine Secondary School
Member, Board of Management, Ntuene Secondary School
Secretary General, Ameru Professionals Association
Editor-in-Chief, Chama Cha Kiswahili cha Kitaifa-Kenya
Chairman, Parents Association, Ikuu Boys High School
WORK EXPERIENCE
2016-date: Director, Igembe Campus
2014-to date: Associate Professor of Kiswahili, Chuka University
2011-2014: Senior Lecturer in Kiswahili, Chuka University
2007-2010: Lecturer in Kiswahili, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
2006-2007: Assistant Lecturer in Kiswahili, Western University College
2013-2016: External Examiner in Kiswahili, University of Kabianga
EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy in Kiswahili, Kenyatta University
Master of Philosophy in Kiswahili, Moi University
Bachelor of Education (Arts) [Kiswahili & Geography], Moi University

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
2011-2015: Kamusi Bora ya Watoto
2017-2018: Uwezeshwaji wa Kiswahili kama Wenzo wa Maarifa
2018-2019: Lugha na Fasihi katika Mshikamano wa Kitaifa na Uwiano Barani Afrika
SCHOLALRLY PUBLICATIONS
1. Kobia, J. 2014. Msitu wa Uma. Kenya Literature Bureau: Nairobi ISBN 9966-10-122-8
2. Kobia, J. 2014. Maskini Punda. Kenya Literature Bureau: Nairobi ISBN 9966-10-121-1
3. Kobia, J.M. 2015. Kamusi Bora ya Watoto. Longhorn Publishers: Nairobi ISBN 996636140-5
4. Kobia, J.M. & Miriti, G. 2014. Face Threatening Acts Employed in Miraa Business Discourse by Traders of Igembe and Somali Origin. International Journal of Education and Research. Volume 2 Number 7 pp 281-292 ISSN 2201-6333
5. Kobia, J.M. & Miricho, M.E. 2014. The Impact of Assessment Procedures and Presentation Style of Kiswahili Instructional Materials on Students; Academic Performance: A case Study of B.Ed (Arts) Distance Education Programme at University of Nairobi. International Journal of Social Sciences
Vol. 20 No. 1 10 pp 35-41 ISSN 2305-4557
6. Kobia, J.M. & Miriti, G. 2014. Communication Strategies Inherent in Business Discourse by Miraa Traders of Igembe and Somali Origin. International Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education. Volume 1 Issue 10 pp 31-40 ISSN 2349-0373
7. Kobia, J.M. & Mwilaria, R. 2015. A Stylistic Analysis of the Epic of Job. International Journal of Education and Research. Vol. 3 No.6. pp 13-24 ISSN 2411-5681
8. M’Ngaruthi, T.K., Mukuthuria, M. &Kobia, J.M. 2015. Portrayal of the Contemporary African Politician in kiswahili Poetry. International Journal of Current Research Vol. 7 Issue 9, pp20287- 20289 ISSN 0975-833X
9. Ngesa, A.K, Matundura, E & Kobia, J.M. 2015. Mwingilianomatini katika Tamthilia za Kiswahili: Mashetani na Kijiba cha Moyo. Swahili Forum. Vol. 22 pp 42-71 ISSN 1614-2373
10. M’Ngaruthi, T.K., Kobia, J.M. & Mukuthuria, M. 2015. Kiswahili Poetry and Its Role in Preservation of the History of Struggle for Freedom in Africa. International Journal of Arts and Entrepreneurship. 4(7), 52-62 ISSN 2307-6305
11. Mugambi, A., Mukuthuria, M. & Kobia, J.M. 2016. Lexical Error Analysis in Radio News Bulletin in Kenya: A Case Study of Radio Bulletins from Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and Radio Citizen. International Journal of Current Research Vol. 8 Issue 4 pp 30023-30027 ISBN 0975-833X Chuka University Academic Staff Database © 2020 Page 165 of 460
12. Mugambi, A., Mukuthuria, M. & Kobia, J.M. 2016. Error Analysis in Mass Media in Kenya: a case study of radio bulletins from Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and Radio Citizen. International Journal of Social Sciences & Education. 2(3), 173-188 ISSN 2105-6008
13. Kobia, J.M. 2016. A Conceptual Metaphorical Analysis of Swahili Proverbs with Reference to Chicken Metaphor. International Journal of Education and Research, 4(2):217-228 ISSN 2411-5681
14. Kobia, J & Mutwiri, M 2016. Mchungaji Kondoo wa Bwana. In Siri ya Bwanyenye na Hadithi Nyingine. Ed. Mwenda Mbatiah. Spotlight Publishers. Nairobi. 978 9966 57 034 5
15. Kobia, J & Mutwiri, M 2016. Bilauri ya Mauti. In Siri ya Bwanyenye na Hadithi Nyingine. Ed. Mwenda Mbatiah. Spotlight Publishers. Nairobi. 978 9966 57 034 5
16. Kobia, J et al 2017. Alpha Diploma ECDE Kiswahili: Mazoezi ya Lugha. Kenya Literature Bureau: Nairobi ISBN 978-9966-10-194-5
17. Kobia, J et al 2017. Kamusi ya Methali Kimaudhui. Kenya Literature Bureau: Nairobi ISBN 978-9966-10- 347-5
18. Matundura E, Arege, T, M. & Kobia, J.M. 2017. Mgogoro wa Ushairi wa Kiswahili Miaka Hamsini Baadaye. Mwanga wa Lugha. Juzuu 1 Na.2, 95-106 ISSN 2412-6993
19. Kobia, J et al 2019. Sterling Kiswahili: Kidato cha Tatu. Kenya Literature Bureau: Nairobi ISBN 978- 9966-65-117-4
20. Kobia,J. 2019. Pembe za Mbwa. Kenya Literature Bureau: Nairobi ISBN 978-9966-65-497-7
21. Kobia,J. 2019. Umilisi wa Kiswahili. Kitabu cha Mwanafunzi. Gredi ya 4. Longhorn Publishers: Nairobi ISBN 978-9966-64-224-0
22. Otieno E. O, Kobia, J.M. & Mukuthuria, M. 2019. Ndaro za Tafsiri za Kidini katika Kamusi za UwiliLugha: Mfano wa Kamusi Ya Kiswahili-Kiingereza ya Fredrick Johnson. In: Lugha na Fasihi katika Mshikamano wa Kitaifa na Uwiano Barani Afrika. Pp 293 – 306 ISBN 978-9966-133-55-7.
23. Mung’ahu, R & Kobia, J. 2019. Taswira ya Jinsia ya Kiume katika Ushairi wa Kiswahili: Mfano wa Utenzi wa Fumo Liyongo. In: Uwezeshwaji wa Kiswahili kama Wenzo wa Maarifa pp. 173-190 ISBN 978-9966-133-56-4

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Lexicography, African oral literature, gender studies, sociolinguistics, publishing

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