Medadi Erisa Ssentanda
Medadi Erisa Ssentanda
I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of African Languages, Makerere University. I am also a Research Associate in the Department of General Linguistics, Stellenbosch University.
My research and reaching interests are in, Language policy in the school; Mother tongue/Multilingual-education; Early Literacy Development; Linguistic landscape, multilingualism, orthography and Translation studies. I have published in these areas. Please find my work here: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5420-4744
I defended my PhD at Stellenbosch University in 2014 and my dissertation published by SUNScholar (https://scholar.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.1/95855) was titled Mother tongue education and transition to English medium education in Uganda: Teachers’ perspectives and practices versus language policy and curriculum.
Ebirungo by’Obuwanguzi biri mu ggwe: Ky’osiga ky’okungula. Marianum Press: Kisubi, 2022.
- Co-PI for Communicating COVID-19-related messages in multilingual contexts. The project’s goal was to translate COVID-19 related messages into six Ugandan languages and Braille. The project was funded by the Research and Innovations Fund, Makerere University, May – October 2020. ($10,000)
- Early Career Scholars’ Programme (2019/2020): Languages, Ideologies and power: Exploring the Linguistic landscape of Kampala. Funded by The Andrew Mellon Foundation. ($20,000)
- Principal Investigator for the Nurturing Emerging Research Leaders through Post-doctoral training at Makerere University (NERLP) titled An assessment of the implementation strategies of mother tongue education in Uganda for the period 2017 – 2019. ($20,000)
- African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowship for a project, A Critical discourse analysis of the linguistic landscape in pedagogical spaces of classrooms in Ugandan primary schools, 2018/2019. Sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies. ($19,000)
- Moureen Nanteza. “Locative Enclitics in Luganda: Form and Meaning” Graduated Jan 2019.
- Mariam Kyabangi. “Implementation strategies of mother tongue education in Uganda: a case of Gulu and Kayunga Districts”. Graduated Feb 2021.
- James Odongo. “The usability of the revised LeblanŊO orthography among its users in Lira District.” Graduated Feb 2021.
- Juliet Nambuya. “Implementation of the Uganda government communication strategy at ministry level: A case of agricultural sector knowledge management and Communications strategy (2016-2021).” Graduated May 2022.
- Racheal Chelimo. “Assessing the role of Communication in childhood vaccination uptake in Kampala, Uganda: A case of Kisenyi Health Centre IV”. Graduated May 2022.
- Richard Selwanga. “The linguistic landscape of Kampala: the case of shop signs.” Graduated May 2022.
- Viola Nantayi. “An anthropological linguistic study of emerging trends in personal names among the Baganda”. Supervision ongoing
- Justine Nakaayi. On how mother tongue affects written communicative competence in English among A'Level's students.” Submitted for examination.
- Walter Denis Adoko. “The influence of linguistic landscapes as pedagogical resources in literacy development among primary schools”. Submitted for examination.