PROF. PETER MAINA MATU


POSITION
CURRENT DESIGNATION: DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL/PROFESSOR
OFFICE EMAIL: info@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: .020343672
CONSULTATION HOURS: 8AM-5PM MON - FRI
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICSUNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE (SOUTH AFRICA)2004
MASTERS OF ARTS (MA)LINGUISTICS AND AFRICAN LANGUAGESUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)1991
BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA)LINGUISTICSUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)1989
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
2016 - TO PRESENTPROFESSORTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2011 - 2015 ASSOCIATE PROFESSORTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2010 - 2011ASSOCIATE PROFESSORMASENO UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
2007 - 2010SENIOR LECTURERMASENO UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
1994 - 2007LECTURERMASENO UNIVRSITY (KENYA)
1993 - 1994TUTORIAL FELLOWMASENO UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF NEWS PAPER REPORTING OF THE RUN UP TO THE 1997 KENYA GENERAL ELECTIONSPhD IN ENGLISH
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- INVESTIGATING LANGUAGE AND IDEOLOGY: A PRESENTATION OF THE IDEOLOGICAL SQUARE AND TRANSITITY IN THE EDITORIALS OF THREE KENYAN NEWS PAPERS.
JOURNAL OF LANGUAGES AND POLITICS, 6(3): 401-418.
- TRANSIVITY AS A TOOL FOR IDEOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
JOURNAL OF THIRD WORLD STUDIES, XXV (1): 199-211.
- ESTABILISHING CREDIBILITY IN CORPORATE WEBSITES: A LINGUISTIC APPROACH .
OGONE, J &OWRENJO, D.O. (eds). 2008. text language and literature: empirical and theoretical perspectives from kenya saarbrucken:VDM verlag. 134-150.
- lexical representation of political participants: newspaper reporting of the run to the 1997 kenyan general election.
journal of intra- african studies,1: 37-53.
- using language right concepts to evaluate the knowledge of court interpreters in kenya.
annals of humaninties and development studies, 1(1): 1-9
- face attack and patient response strategies in a kenyan hospital
journal of social linguistics, 14(4): 501-523.
- GROUP IDENTITIES IN KENYAN SMS MASSAGES.
ACTA ACADEMICA, 42(3): 86-114
- KENYA ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION: IMPLICATION OF TEXT MASSAGING ON SOCIAL INTERACTION.
US CHINA FOREIGN LANGUAGE (USA), 8(9): 1-13.
- PUNCTUATION AS A SOCIAL LINGUISTIC VARIABLE IN TEXT MESSAGES
SINI US ENGLISH TEACHING (USA) 7(9) 42-47
- PHONOLOGICAL VARIATION IN SHORT MESSAGES SERVICES (SMS) IN KENYA.
ANNALS OF HUMANITIES AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, 1(2): 101-117.
- NURSES' IMPOLITENESS AS AN IMPENDIMENT TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CHARTER OF PATIENTS RIGHTS IN SELECTED PUBLIC HOSPITALS IN KENYA.
HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 12(2): 101-117.
- AN ANALYSIS OF LEXICAL ERRORS IN WRITTEN ENGLISH.
ANNALS OF MODERN EDUCATION, 2(1): 1-17
- AIDS IS CAUSED BY INVISIBLE INSECTS SENT BY SORCERERS: A COGNITIVE PERSPECTIVE TO THE AIDS- WITCHCRAFT QUESTION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA.
US-CHINA FOREIGN LANGUAGE, (USA),8(12):1-17
- SYNTATIC ASPECT IN TEXT MESSAGING.
TO APPEAR IN WORLD JOURNAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE. SCIEDU PRESS, CANADA.
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
Name Project Title Period
WANGATIA, I.R.A MORPHOSYNTATIC ANALYSIS OF LUWANGA VERB PHRASE.2006
OWINO. D.O.MORPHOSYNTATIC STRUCTURES OF DHOLUE/ ENGLISH CODE SWITCHING: THE MATRIX LANGUAGE FRAME PESPECTIVE.2007
OCHIENG,' R.O.A LINGUISTICS OF ENGLISH/SWAHILI CODESWITCHING IN KISII FM AND EEASY FM RADIO STATIONS.2008
YAKUB, A.A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF SAFARICOM ADVERTISEMENTS IN KENYA NEWSPAPERS.2008
JORONGO, F.A TEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF THE KENYA COSTITUTION REVIEW REFERUNDUM CAMPAIGN BY TWO KENYAN NEWSPAPERS.2008
OCHWAL, A.A STUDY OF COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES USED BY NON SPECIALISED TEACHERS OF THE HEARING IMPARED LEARNERS2008
ISALAMBO, B.LANGUAGE AND THE INTERNET: A STUDY F METADISCOURSE IN CORPORATE WEBSITES ON THE NAIROBI STOCK EXCHAN2009
ONG'ONDA, N. SHORT MESSAGE DISCOURSE: A SOCIALLINGUISTIC APPROACH TO KENYAN TEXT MESSAGES.2009
OSORO, E.THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF THE LUTSOTSO NOUN PHRASE.2009
BUNDE,D.EXT INTERPRETATION: COHESION AND DEIXIS IN 'BEHIND THE MASK'2009
LUVAHA, J.MSHIKA MONO WA KILEKSIA KATIKA INSHA ZA WANAFUNZI WALIO NA MATATIZO YA KUSIKIA KATIKA SHULE TEULE 2009
JAGERO, JMATUMIZI YA KISWAHILI KATIKA TECHNOHAMA KATIKA SHULE ZA SECONDARI ZA WAVULANA ZA CHAKAVALI NA MARAND2009
ONYANGO, N.O.EFFECTIVE LANGUAGE USE: A CASE STUDY OF PRCISION IN THE SHOWDOWN TALK SHOW IN THE PROGRAMME TV, KNY2010
ODONGO, R.A.AN INVESTIGATION OF ERRORS IN THE WRITTEN ENGLISH OF FOAM FOUR STUDENTS IN KISUMU EAST DISTRICT.2010
OTIENO, C.G.AN ANALYSIS OF MOOD AND MODALITY: A CASE OF POWER RELATIONS IN MARJORIE OLUDHE MCGOYE 'COMING TO BIR2010
OLOO, P.A.LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF HIV/AIDS DISCOURSE IN NYANZA KENYA2009
OJWANG', B. A GRAMATIC ANLYSIS OF NURSE-CLIENT INTERACTIONS IN SELECTED PUBLIC HEALTH FCILITIES IN NYANZA DSRCT2010
OGONE, J.AN EXAMINATION OF THE EFFICIENCY OF THE EFFORTS ON REVITALIZATION OF THE OLUSUBA LANGUAGE.2010
ODHIAMBO, K.THE LANGUAGE RIGHTS PRACTITIONERS: DHOLUENGLISH INTERPRETERS IN SUBORDINATE COURTS IN NYANZA PROVINC2011
MAGONYA,L.AAN ANALYSIS OF ENGLICISMS USED IN THE FRENCH PRINT MEDIA. A CASE STUDY OF AMINA AND AFRIQUE MAGAZINE2006
ABAYA, R.NAN ANALYSIS OF LEXICAL ERRORS IN WRITTEN ENGLISH OF STANDARD EIGHT PUPILS IN RIGOMA DVSN OF OF NYAM2006

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