Staff Profile

/Dr. Vincent Jenjekwa
Dr. Vincent Jenjekwa

Language Research Fellow

Qualifications

  • PhD Linguistics (2019) UNISA
  • M.ED English (2012) GZU
  • PGDE (English and Shona) (2000) UZ
  • B.A General (English, Linguistics and Shona) (1995) UZ

Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Onomastics
  • Linguistic landscapes
  • Academic and Professional Communication
  • Language policy and planning
  • Contemporary issues in Education
  • Literary Studies
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Publications

  • December 2018: Vincent Jenjekwa and Lawrie Barnes: Changes in the linguistic landscape resulting from Zimbabwe’s post-2000 Land Reforms: Recasting the First and Second Chimurenga Narratives. Language Matters 49(3): 67-85. Available on https://doi.org/10.1080/10228195.2018.1539119
  • January 2018. Vincent Jenjekwa: Published Abstract: Discourses of displacement and restoration: trends in Zimbabwe’s post-2000 land reform toponymy. Meeting Handbook LSA. 2018 America Names Society (ANS) Annual Conference Salt Lake City, Utah 4-7 January 2018. Available on https://www.linguisticsociety.org/sites/default/files/LSA%202018%20Annual%20Meeting%20Handbook.pdf
  • December 2017: Vincent Jenjekwa and Lawrie Barnes: The transition from KwaMudzviti to the town of Mupandawana: A toponymic perspective. Nomina Africana 31(2): 127-139. Available on https://doi.org/10.2989/NA.2017.31.2.3.1314
  • March 2016: Vincent Jenjekwa: Locating indigenous knowledge systems: discourse on corruption in Zimbabwe. Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies. 9(1),   March 2016. Available on http://www.jpanafrican.org/docs/vol9no1/9.1-12-Jenjekwa.pdf
  • January 2016: Magwa Logic and Jenjekwa Vincent: Handling Special Needs Learners in Mainstream Classes. The Case of Chirumhanzu District, Zimbabwe. International Journal of English and Education 5(1). Available on www.ijee.org. ISSN 2278-4012.
  • July 2015: Vesta Dzviti and Vincent Jenjekwa: Abandoned and neglected: The plight of Early Childhood Development children who are deaf. International Journal of Contemporary Applied Sciences 2(7) July 2015. Available on www.ijcas.net169.
  • October 2013: Julius Runyowa, Vincent Jenjekwa and Ester Rutoro (Research Article): Perceptions of parents, lecturers and trainee care givers on the Caregiver Infant Toddler Programme in Zimbabwe. Asian Academic Research Associates 1(18).  December, 2013. Available onhttp://www.asianacademicresearch.org/2013_paper/december_md_2013/45.pdf.
  • September 2013:  Ester Rutoro, Vincent Jenjekwa, Julius Runyowa and Raviro Chipato (Research Article): Gender equity dilemma and teacher education in Zimbabwe: The quest for gender justice. International Journal of Education and Research, ISSN: 2201-6333 (print) ISSN: 2201-6740 (online). Available on http://www.ijern.com/journal/October-2013/35.pdf
  • September 2013: Vincent Jenjekwa, Ester Rutoro and Julius Runyowa (Research Article): Inclusive Education and the primary school teacher education curriculum in Zimbabwe: The need for a paradigm shift. The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies 1(3): 21-28, September 2013. Available on www.theijhss.com
  • August 2013: Vincent Jenjekwa (Research Article): Zimbabwe’s Story of Pain and Struggle: Historicity in Bones and Red Hills of Home: Greener Journal of Art and Humanities 3(2):.41-51, August 2013. Available on http://www.gjournals.org/GJAH/GJAH%20PDF/2013/August/112012270%20Jenjekwa.pdf
  • July 2013: Vincent Jenjekwa (Research Article): Exploring Subtlety in Charles Mungoshi’s Waiting for the Rain: International Journal of English and Education 2(3): 405-415, July 2013. Available on http://ijee.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/32.17212111.pdf
  • July 2013: Vincent Jenjekwa (Research Article): Education provision in Zimbabwe: The return of the ghost of stratification and its implications to quality and access in education: International Journal of English and Education 2(3): 554-566, July 2013. Available on http://ijee.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/47.17213033.pdf
  • June 2013: Vincent Jenjekwa, Ester Rutoro and Julius Runyowa (Research Article): Vestiges of Sexism and Gender Stereotyping:  ZIMSEC Ordinary Level English Language Examinations from 2007 to 2012. International Journal of Education and Research 1(6): 1-16. Available on www.ijern.com
  • May 2013: Vincent Jenjekwa (Research Article): Access and quality in education in resettlement schools: The case study of Zvivingwi Secondary school in Gutu district, Masvingo Province.  International Journal of Educational Administration and policy studies 5(2): 15-21. http://www.academicjournals.org/ijeaps/PDF/Pdf2013/May/Jenjekwa.pdf
  • April 2013: Vincent Jenjekwa (Research Article): Disillusionment, Protest, Frustration and Anger: Palaver Finish and Blind Moon: International Journal of English and Education 2(2): 450-462. Available on http://ijee.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/38.9013702.pdf

Newspaper Articles

  • Let’s Rename Our Cities, Towns in Line with Indigenisation: The Herald, 05 April 2012: Opinion and Analysis.
  • Columnist on Education and Training: Masvingo Star (A New Ziana Weekly Community Publication): November 2012-November 2014.

Conferences Attended and Papers Presented

  • 5-7 February 2019: Vincent Jenjekwa: Language visibility on the “cityscape” and landscape in Zimbabwe: Reflections on language policy. The 1st international Biennial Conference on language, linguistics and literature (3L). Theme: Language, Linguistics and Literature in the 21st Century. National University of Lesotho, Faculty of Humanities, 5-7 February 2019.
  • September 2017: Vincent Jenjekwa: Onomastic erasure and resuscitation in the conundrum of history: Zimbabwe’s Third Chimurenga toponyms. Paper presented at the IGU/ICA Commission of Toponymy in partnership with Names Society of Southern Africa conference at the University of Namibia, 18-20 September 2017.
  • September 2016: Vincent Jenjekwa: The transition from ‘KwaMudzviti’ (Native Commissioner to the town of Mupandawana: A toponymic perspective. 2016 International Symposium on Place Names: “Place names, Diversity and Heritage”. Jointly organised by Names Society of Southern Africa, the IGU/ICA Commission on Toponymy and the Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment, UFS, 19-21 September 2016, Free State Province, South Africa. 
  • September 2015: Vincent Jenjekwa: Locating indigenous knowledge systems in the discourse on corruption in Zimbabwe. Rio-set 2015. National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe.
  • October 2012: Vincent Jenjekwa: Access and quality in education in resettlement schools: The case study of Zvivingwi Secondary school in Gutu district, Masvingo province:  39th Southern African Society for Education Conference. Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe (4-6 October, 2012).
  • October 2012: Vincent Jenjekwa: Education provision in Zimbabwe: The return of the ghost of stratification and its implications to quality, equity and access in Education: 39th Southern Africa Society for Education Conference. Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe (4-6 October, 2012).

Public lecture delivered

  • 8 February 2019: Vincent Jenjekwa: Changes in the linguistic landscape resulting from Zimbabwe’s post-2000 land reforms: Recasting the First and Second Chimurenga narratives. Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, UNISA, South Africa.

Membership of academic associations

  • A member of Names Society of Southern Africa: Presented a paper in 2016 at University of Free State (see Section on Conferences attended and Papers presented).
  • Member of International Cartographic Association/The International Geographical Union (IGU/ICU) Commission on Toponymy: Presented Papers at conferences it jointly organised with Names Society of Southern Africa in 2016 and 2017 (see Section on Conferences attended and Papers presented). 

 

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