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English language and linguistics educator

Frederick Claudius Jones, Sierra Leonian English language and linguistics educator. Member The West African Linguistic Society, Australian Linguistic Society, Society Linguistica Europaea, The Linguistic Society of America, Society Pidgin and Creole Studies, Conference on College Composition and Communications, National Council Teachers of English, Sigma Tau Delta.

Background

Jones, Frederick Claudius was born on April 9, 1943 in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Education

Bachelor in English Language and Literature magna cum laude, University Durham, England, 1966. Diploma in education, University Sierra Leone, 1967. Master of Arts in Linguistics and English, University Leeds, England, 1972.

Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics and Phonetics, University Leeds, England, 1983.

Career

Assistant Professor of English language and literature, Milton Margai Advanced Teachers College, Freetown, 1970-1975; supervisor teaching practice, U. Sierra Leone, 1973-1984; assistant Professor of English, director English department language laboratory, U. Sierra Leone, 1975-1985; assistant professor, Institute Linguistics, Technology U. Berlin, 1985-1990; associate Professor of English, St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1990; director honors program, St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1994. Part-time instructor U. Sierra Leone, 1972-1975. Part-time newsreader Sierra Leone Broadcasting Svc., 1969-1985.

Examiner to chief examiner The National Examinations Board at Standardized High School Level. Consultant Young Women’s Christian Association, 1978.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editorial board publications committee Ministry of Education, Sierra Leone, 1978-1985. Contributor articles to professional journals. Editorial assistant A Krio-English Dictionary, 1980.

      Co-producer, co-director (video): Insights into Writing Across the Curriculum, 1992.

Politics

God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.

Views

The demands of modern life may leave someone stressed and overloaded, or isolated and feeling useless. Be persistent, and success will be definitely achieved.

Membership

Member The West African Linguistic Society, Australian Linguistic Society, Society Linguistica Europaea, The Linguistic Society of America, Society Pidgin and Creole Studies, Conference on College Composition and Communications, National Council Teachers of English, Sigma Tau Delta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, theater, journalism, traveling.

Connections

Married Olivia Erica Metzger, July 17, 1982. Children: Yvonne, Charlene, Lallie, Raymond.

spouse:
Olivia Erica Metzger

child:
Lallie Jones

child:
Raymond Jones

child:
Yvonne Jones

child:
Charlene Jones