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When Phoneticians, Phonologists Gathered At RUN, Ede 

Titilope Ogundele, Reporting

It was a meeting of icons at the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, when scholars in the field of Phonetics and Phonology in Nigeria converged physically for the first time.

When Phoneticians, Phonologists Gathered At RUN, Ede

The President, APPN, Prof Taiwo Shoneye, with members

The Redeemer’s University (RUN), in the ancient city of Ede was chosen as the venue of the first physical conference of Association of Phoneticians and Phonologists in Nigeria (APPN).

The international conference which lasted for four days commenced on Monday, 4th April and ended on Thursday, 7th April, 2022.

When Phoneticians, Phonologists Gathered At RUN, Ede

Prof Aziza addressing participants at the workshop

When Phoneticians, Phonologists Gathered At RUN, Ede

Some of the participants at the workshop for teachers of Phonics and Oral English

Scholars from various universities across Nigeria attended the conference. Participants were excited to see icons, whom they had only read about, physically present at the conference.

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Some participants with an icon of Phonetics and Phonology; Prof. Adenike Akinjobi, flanked by Jumoke Olaniyi (left), and Titilope Ogundele

Some icons present at the conference are: Prof. Segun Awonusi, Prof. Rose Aziza, Prof Adenike Akinjobi, Prof Ugorji, Prof Jolayemi and Prof. Soneye.

Part of the highlights of the conference was the workshop organised for primary and secondary school teachers who teach Phonics and Oral English.

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Some participants with Prof. Francis Egbokhare

The workshop, ably chaired by one of the bigwigs in the field, Prof Adenike Akinjobi, took the teachers through the nitty gritty of Phonics and Oral English teaching.

The height of the events was the annual general meeting of the APPN and elections held on Wednesday 6th April, 2022.

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Some participants at the conference: from the left- Fasunon Yetunde, Dr Faleye, Prof Jolayemi, Ogundele Titilope

At the end of the meeting, Prof. Taiwo Soneye from Obafemi Awolowo University emerged as the president of the association while Prof Adenike Akinjobi from University of Ibadan was unanimously elected as the vice president.

Prof. C. U. Ugorji from University of Benin emerged as the editor-in-chief; Dr A. B. Sunday from University of Ibadan was elected as the editor. The assistant editors are Dr Juliana Akindele and Dr Amos Agboyinu.

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