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Email: dcutulu@delsu.edu.ng

  • Area of Specialization: Phonetics/Phonology
  • Department of Languages and Linguistics

  • My name is Don Chukwuemeka Utulu. I am a teaching staff, a Senior Lecturer in the Linguistics unit of the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Abraka. My areas of specialisation are: phonetics, (contact)phonology and morphology. Areas of interests are comparative linguistics and historical linguistics as well as research on Delta Igbo dialects with special focus on Ewulu-Enuani spoken in Delta North, Delta State.
    My Publications
    • 1. Utulu, Don C (2019) Vowel doubling in Urhobo: the case of loanword, Journal of West African Languages/The West African Linguistic Society
      https://journalofwestafricanlanguages.org Vol.46(1) Pages: 32-46

    • 2. Utulu, Don C (2019) Segmental assimilation processes in Ewulu, European Journal of Literature, Language and Linguistics Studies/EJLLS, Austria
      oapub.org; semantic scholar Vol.3(2) Pages: 109-24

    • 3. Utulu, Don C and Ajede, Chika K (2019) The internal structure of Ewulu words, Abraka Humanities Review: A Journal of the Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Abraka
      Vol.9(1) Pages: 20-41

    • 4. Utulu, Don C (2018) Hiatus resolution strategies and the obligatory contour principle: Ewulu as a case study, International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences/Sryahwa Publications
      https://www.ijrhss.org Vol.5(3) Pages: 1-10

    • 5. Utulu, Don C (2018) The patterning of segments and tones in Ewulu compounding process, International Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education/Arc Journals
      https://www.arcjournals.org Vol.5(3) Pages: 150-59

    • 6. Aziza, Rose O and Utulu, Don C (2018) Compounding in Ewulu and Urhobo, International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences/Sryahwa Publications
      https://www.ijrhss.org Vol.5(3) Pages: 24-30

    • 7. Utulu, Don C (2017) The realisation of English dental fricatives and palato-alveolar affricates in Educated Urhobo English: a statistical analysis, OBITUN Journal of the Humanities/The Faculty of Arts, Ekiti State University, Ekiti
      Vol.8 Pages: 156-66

    • 8. Utulu, Don C (2015) Ewulu tone system: a preliminary investigation, University of Uyo Journal of Humanities/The Faculty of Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo.
      uujh.org Vol.19(1) Pages: 106-25

    • 9. Utulu, Don C (2015) Verbal reduplication in Ewulu, ANSU Journal of Arts and Social Sciences/The Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Anambra State University, Anambra
      https://ansujass.com Vol.4(1) Pages: 155-67

    • 10. Utulu, Don C (2014) Monophthongisation and vowel lengthening process in educated Urhobo English: A moraic account, Journal of Arts and Design Studies/IISTE
      Semanticscholar.org, iiste.org Vol.26 Pages: 1-9

    • 11. Utulu, Don C (2014) Diphthong simplification as effect of vowel sonority profile: evidence from Educated Urhobo English, Abraka Humanities Review: A Journal of the Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Abraka
      Vol.6(2) Pages: 199-213

    • 12. Utulu, Don C and Akinjobi, Adenike (2014) Acoustic analysis of Standard British English contrastive vowel length in Educated Urhobo English, Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies/The Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
      Vol.24 Pages: 195-209

    • 13. Utulu, Don C (2009) Syllable weight and vowel lengthening in Ewulu loanword phonology, Papers in English and Linguistics/Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State
      Vol.10 Pages: 70-81

    • 14. Utulu, Don C (2009) The obligatory contour principle in syntax: ellipsis, VP-anaphora and reflexive anaphor, Abraka Humanities Review: A Journal of the Faculty of Arts/Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Abraka
      Vol.2(2) Pages: 95-110

    • 15. Aziza, Rose O and Utulu, Don C (2006) Loanword phonology: English in Urhobo and Yoruba, Journal of West African Languages/JWAL: Cameroon
      https://journalofwestafricanlanguages.org Vol.32 Pages: 3-21

    • 16. Utulu, Don C (2006) OCP-effects: elision and glide formation in Ewulu, Awka Journal of Linguistics and Languages
      Vol.2 (1) Pages: 109-118