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- ItemLanguage, the Sustainable Development Goals, and Vulnerable Populations(The Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems and the Center for Applied Linguistics, 2017-05) Gulere, Cornelius WambiCultures that use indirect language today face the challenge of being misunderstood. Indirection is often associated with lack of self-esteem, zeal, truthfulness and sincerity. Yet, it is for some, a style of language communication intended to save face and keep peace. As such, people who use indirection may be misunderstood to the extent of being excluded, undermined, and dismissed as unsophisticated and disregarded by those who “speak straight to the point.” A case in point is the Basoga in the Eastern part of Uganda, whose language of communication is dominated by riddling and proverbiage. Defined by colonialists and neighbours as “abempwitu” meaning belligerent, their educational and economic performance is comparably dismal and deteriorating by the year largely because of language. Although many Basoga have served in high positions of power, authority and influence since 1910, their power of negotiation and influence has been low because their language of articulation of the matters of Busoga is engrossed in imagery. An understanding of such a people’s language and what it seeks to communicate calls for specific attention to language diversity. The Basoga, like many indigenous and African people, continue to lose out on many opportunities, because they are misunderstood by their partners in development also because they have a low self-concept. I have found out that the economic stagnation and social frustration of the people in Busoga is largely due to low levels of Lusoga language appreciation. Hence, their detached duty to and use of their direct resources both material and human.
- ItemFrom known to unknown: language and Literature learning and teaching in Uganda(Language teaching and resource center, School of education Makerere University, 2000-04) Gulere, Cornelius WambiThe declining enrolment and standards of English language and Literature in Uganda can be attributed to three major factors: (i) Communication incompetence due to a colonial language education legacy (ii) Disparity between 'nationalistic' and individual students’ career goal and Objectives (iii) Poor feedback and evaluation process
- ItemPositioning Library and Information Services to Achieve Sustainable Development: Innovations and Partnerships.(Uganda Christian University, 2018-04) Gulere, Cornelius WambiAs Library Information Services providers we have the obligation to innovate, renovate and activate new and old partnerships. You have to reach out to individuals, communities, nations and corporations in the global village to harness their knowledge and information for the common good.
- ItemUCU Creative Writing, Reading, Translating and Publishing for children in local languages(Uganda Christian University, 2018-08) Gulere, Cornelius Wambi; Tukwasibwe, Constance; Mugume, PeterUganda Christian University Community Service Writing, Reading, and publishing for Children in Literature