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Adebimpe Adegbite

Graduate Student

Biography

Adebimpe Adegbite (Ade) is a PhD student in Linguistic Anthropology. He earned his BA in English Linguistics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and his MA from Syracuse University, New York. He is interested in multiple areas of sociolinguistics, heritage bilingualism, discourse analysis, and language teaching. His research is on Yoruba proverbs, specifically the composition and meaning of the proverbs and how they are efficient tools in teaching children Yoruba language and culture. Ade was a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens (2016/17) and an ESOL instructor at Syracuse University (2017-19). He is passionate about language teaching and documentation, and has presented research papers in multiple academic conferences.