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Focus on the faculty: Akinloye Ojo

My primary field is linguistics, and the most interesting thing about the field, I think, is the focus on one of the key capacities that makes us human—language—and its form, structure, acquisition, use, preservation and evolution over time. Growing up, I was always fascinated by language use, especially living in a home with a school teacher (my mother) and an author and broadcaster (my father) who both worked in the two languages that I speak natively—Yoruba and English. It was therefore exciting when the chance came to choose linguistics as a field of study in college.

If you've ever listened to African Perspectives on WUGA 91.7 FM, then you know Dr. Ojo and what a treasure he is. Great show, great man.

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