Rotimi Taiwo

Rotimi Taiwo attended the University of Benin, Benin-City and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He holds PhD in English and he has been teaching in the Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University since 1997, where he is currently a senior lecturer. His main research focus over the last decade has been the application of (critical) discourse analytic theories to a wide range of discourse contexts, such as media, religion, popular culture, computer-mediated discourse and students’ composition. He has co-edited two books: Perspectives on media Discourse and Towards the Understanding of Discourse Strategies. He is a member of the editorial boards of Ife Studies in English (Nigeria), Linguistik Online (Switzerland) International Journal of Language, Culture and Society (Australia). Rotimi Taiwo was a fellow of Alexander von Humboldt at the Englisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany (September, 2008 – August 2009).


Transformation of Higher Education Through Institutional Online Spaces
Rotimi Taiwo, Bimbola Idowu-Faith, Simeon Ajiboye. © 2023. 332 pages.
The surge in the demand for higher education is closely connected with the liberalization and globalization of education. Websites and social media have been chosen for...
Discursive Marketisation and Differentiation in Nigerian University Websites
Rotimi Taiwo, Mohammed Ademilokun. © 2023. 21 pages.
This chapter drew samples from websites of twenty-four purposively selected universities in Nigeria. The data were interpreted drawing insights from critical discourse analytic...
Analyzing Language and Humor in Online Communication
Rotimi Taiwo, Akinola Odebunmi, Akin Adetunji. © 2016. 324 pages.
Misunderstandings in technology-mediated communication can be due to a lack of tone and facial expression on the part of the speaker, which provide additional context clues into...
Discursive Power Relations in
Rotimi Taiwo. © 2016. 13 pages.
This chapter is premised on the fact that a close reading of humour can provide an insight into what is lurking in the social mind of the humorist. A critical discourse analysis...
Cyber Behavior
Rotimi Taiwo. © 2015. 9 pages.
Mobile Phone Beeping
Rotimi Taiwo, Ebuka Igwebuike. © 2015. 11 pages.
Beeping (also known as “flashing”, “missed call” or “buzzing”) is a behavior associated with mobile phone users, typically in the developing world. It is a behavior that involves...
Discursive Manipulation Strategies in Virtual Scams in Global Contexts
Rotimi Taiwo. © 2012. 12 pages.
This chapter examines how online fraudsters explore the experiential, interpersonal, and textual language metafunctions in the crafting of their emails for global audiences. A...
Handbook of Research on Discourse Behavior and Digital Communication: Language Structures and Social Interaction
Rotimi Taiwo. © 2010. 889 pages.
With the growth and advancement of digital communication technology over the past decade and the advent of modern telecommunications and the Internet, the structure of human...
The Dynamics of Language Mixing in Nigerian Digital Communication
Rotimi Taiwo. © 2010. 11 pages.
This chapter examines language mixing in two text-based asynchronous modes – internet forums and text messages. While the latter is limited in space, thereby encouraging the use...
Discourse Features in Nigerian Online Discussion Forums
Rotimi Taiwo. © 2010. 17 pages.
This chapter investigates discourse features in asynchronous Nigerian discussion forums, which is now becoming a popular medium for discussing issues of interest to many...
Linguistic Forms and Functions of SMS Text Messages in Nigeria
Rotimi Taiwo. © 2008. 14 pages.
The chapter examines the linguistic forms and functions of SMS text messages in Nigeria. With an estimated 25 million mobile phone users in Nigeria, the use of SMS is fast...