Uche Ekereawaji Aaron, Ph.D.

Senior Translation Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1983
  • B.Sc., Construction Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, 1979

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Translation Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Linguistics Consultant, Nigeria Bible Translation Trust (NBTT), 1995–
  • Translation Consultant, NBTT, 1989–

Other professional experience and service

  • SIL International Translation Consultant, 1996–2011
  • Project Adviser, Obolo Language Project, Nigeria, 1983–2006
  • Director, Nigeria Bible Translation Trust, 2000–2002
  • Translation Coordinator, NBTT, 1995–1999
  • Field Projects Coordinator, NBTT, 1995–1999

Professional memberships

  • Tau Beta Pi, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, 1978–1979
  • Michigan State Society of Professional Engineers, 1978–1979

 Language proficiencies

  • Obolo: ILR 5
  • English: ILR 5
  • Hebrew (Biblical): ILR 3+
  • Hebrew: ILR 3
  • Ibibio: ILR 3
  • Ibo: ILR 2+
  • Hausa: ILR 1+
  • New Testament Greek: ILR 1+

Research interests

  • Discourse similarities between Obolo and Hebrew
  • Tense/Aspect system of Biblical Hebrew
  • Tense/Aspect system of Biblical Greek
  • Discourse analysis
  • Information load
  • Serial Verbs
  • Speech Quotation
  • Impact and feasibility of the mother-tongue in education in Nigeria
The Seed Company
P.O. Box 953
Jos, Plateau State
Nigeria