Department of Anthropology
Augustine Agwuele, Ph.D., is a linguist with the Department of Anthropology. A Fulbright and Carnegie Fellow, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of general linguistics, phonetics, peoples and cultures of Africa, and Socio-cultural Anthropology.
Augustine Agwuele is an interdisciplinary scholar. He studies coarticulation, in particular, he applies the locus equations perspective to segmental and suprasegmental interactions. He also explores habitual and trivial practices pertaining to cultural communications. Here he focuses on how verbal and non-verbal signals that index different cultural content and worldviews are exchanged within groups. He has works on Yoruba peoples of Nigeria, AbaGusii, and Babukusu of Kenya. Currently, he is working on the Sidama and Nyangatom peoples of Ethiopia.
Linguistics\ Phonetics,- C-V Coarticulation
Peoples & Cultures of Africa