Augustine Agwuele, PhD., is professor of linguistics in the Department of Anthropology, Texas State University.
His trans-disciplinary research subsumes phonetics, peoples and cultures of Africa, and socio-cultural Anthropology. With interest in contextual speech variations, he studies segmental and suprasegmental variabilities using the locus equations paradigm. Focusing on signifying practices, his works on peoples and cultures of Africa draws data from Yoruba people of Nigeria, Sidama of Ethiopia, AbaGusii and Babukusu of Kenya to study how the worldviews and cultural contents of these people find outlet through their verbal and non-verbal communicative signals. His works connect those often overlooked 'trivial' and common features of daily language use with their socio- cultural base and show how individuals implement them to adjust to their social realities.