Professor of English


Prof David Eka is an erudite Professor of English with 42 years experience. As a scholar who specializes in The Phonology of English, Sociolinguistics, General Phonetics, Applied Lingistics and Use of English/Language Planning, he has lectured and imparted knowledge to many in Several Institutions across the Nation and beyond. He holds professional memberships in some bodies some of which includes Literary Society of Nigeria. A major part of his career has been with the University of Uyo, where he lectured and held several responsibilities within the Faculty of Arts and the University at large. He has lectured 7 Undergraduate Courses, 4 Postgraduate Courses and supervised several Undergraduate and Postgraduate projects, thesis and dissertations.

He has authored several books, book chapters and journal articles. He has been the Chief Editor to the Journal of Humanities for several volumes. He is a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church. He is blessed with a beautiful family.

Prof David Eka has been a great gift to humanity and the English profession. This is his Official Knowledgebase where all his books can be purchased and other materials of his accessed.

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Basic Information

  • Name:

    EKA, David (Prof)

  • Date of Birth:

    30 September, 1944

  • Place of Birth:

    Ikot Nkit, Ibiono Ibom Akwa Ibom State

  • Nationality:


  • Permanent Home Address:

    Ikot Nkit,
    Ibiono Ibom Akwa Ibom State

  • Current Postal Address:

    Department of English
    P. O. Box 4204
    UNIUYO Campus
    University of Uyo
    AkwaIbom State

  • Telephone:

    08035852709; 08084903117, 084550335

  • Marital Status:

    Married with four children

Academic/Professional Background

University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University)
B.A. (Hons) English - 1974
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
M.A. (English) - 1979
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Ph.D (English) - 1985

Specialization/Research Interests:

a) The Phonology of English

b) Sociolinguistics

c) General Phonetics

d) Applied Linguistics

e) Use of English/Language Planning

Work Experiences (with Dates):

1977 -

Lecturer II in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

1980 -

Principal Lecturer in the Polytechnic, Calabar

1987 (Sept.) -

Department of English, University of Cross River State, Uyo

1988 (Oct) -
1994 (April)
Senior Lecturer/Acting Head

Department of English, University of Uyo

1994 (Oct) -
1997 (Sept.)
Associate Professor/Acting Head

Department of English, University of Uyo

1st October 1997 -
May 2000

Department of English, University of Uyo

June 2000 -
Sept. 2002
Deputy Vice Chancellor


Membership of Professional Bodies

Member/National Secretary, Linguistics Association of Nigeria
Member/National Secretary, Literary Society of Nigeria
Member, Reading Association of Nigeria
Member, Nigeria English Studies Association

Some Research Experiences

i)        Contrastive Study of Efik and English Phonology (M.A.)
ii)       A Phonological Study of Standard Nigerian English (Ph.D)
iii)        Phonological Variation in English and Ibibio
iv)       The Prestige of Nigerian English

Extra-curricular Activities

Responsibilities within the Faculty of Arts

i)        Member, Faculty Board (of Arts)

ii)       Member, Cultural Centre Advisory Committee

iii)      Member, Seminar Committee

iv)      Chief Editor/Chairman Editorial Board, Journal of Humanities

v)       Member, Certificate Design Committee

Responsibilities within the University of Uyo
i)        Acting Head/Head, Department of English

ii)       Member, Senate

iii)      Member, University Appraisal Committee

iv)      Member, Committee on the review of some Academic Units, Institutes and Centres

v)       Member, Governing Council (Representing Senate)

vi)      University Coordinator of Admissions (1991/92 Session)

vii)     Senate Representative on Appointments and Promotions Committee (Non-Academic) 1991/92 Session

viii)    Council Representative on Appointments and Promotions Committee (Senior Academic) 1992/93 Session

ix)      Chairman/or Member Select Investigation Panels

xi)      Member, Convocation Planning Committee

Responsibilities and Services outside the University of Uyo
i)        Chief Examiner (Oral English)             -        National

ii)       External Examiner B.A.; M.A.; Ph.D    -        University of Calabar, Port Harcourt, Jos, Imo State University

iii)      Resource Person            -        National Teachers Institute, Kaduna

iv)      Resource Person            -        Curriculum Development and Staff Recruitment Sub committee, the University of the Gambia

v)       Resources Person           -        International Baccalaureate Organization, Cradiff, Great Britain

vi)      Member, Editorial Board  -        Journal of Book Development (JBD), Abuja

vii)     National Secretary, Linguistic Association of Nigeria (1988-2004)

viii)    National Secretary, Literary Society of Nigeria (1988

ix)      Member/Chairman Board of Governors, Essien Ukpabio Presbyterian Theological College, Itu

x)    Ruling Elder – Presbyterian Church of Nigeria

xi)  Chairman, Parish Board

Other Contributions by Professor David EKA

NCE Course Books for Distance Learning System – English

a) Eka, D. (1992). Cycle 4: Topics in Syntax II, NCE Course Book – English Kaduna, Module 2, Units 3-6, pp 88-108

b) Eka, D. (1992a), Cycle 3 Reading Skills II. NCE Course Book – English Kaduna, Module 5, Units 5-10, pp 34-75

c) Eka, D. (1992). Cycle 4: Writing Skills II, NCE Course Book – English; Kaduna, Module 6, Units 1-3; pp 68-87

ii. Chief Editor, Journal of Humanities

a) Eka, D. (1992). Journal of Humanities Vol. 2; September

b) Eka, D. (1993). Journal of Humanities Vol. 3; September

c) Eka, D. (1996). Journal of Humanities Vol. 4, January

d) Eka, D. (1996a). Journal of Humanities Vol. 5; July

e) Eka, D. (1997). Journal of Humanities Vol. 6; January

Courses Taught

    Undergraduate Courses
  1. ENG 111: Structure of Modern English I
  2. ENG 121: Structure of Modern English II
  3. ENG 123: Introduction of Applied Linguistics
  4. ENG 313: Elements of General Phonetics
  5. ENG 323: The Phonology of English
  6. ENG 419: English and the Nigerian Situation
  7. ENG 423: Further Enquiries into Language

M.A. English (Language) Courses
  1. ENG 610:     Research Methods and Resources
  2. ENG 611:     The Syntax of Modern English
  3. ENG 612:     General Linguistics
  4. ENG 614      Advanced Phonology of English

Supervision of Projects/Thesis/Dissertations
  1. Undergraduate Projects – 1987 to the Present
  2. M.A. Dissertations between 1990 and 2006 – 35 (all successful)
  3. Ph.D Thesis between 1994 and 1997 – 1 (successful)
  4. Ph.D Thesis between 1997 and 2006 – 10 (successful)
  5. M.A. Dissertation between 2007 and 2010 – 11 (successful)
  6. Ph.D Thesis between 2007 and 2010 – 10 (successful)

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