Professor Solomon Oluwole Oyetade is a Professor of Linguistics currently on sabbatical leave from the Department of Linguistics and African Languages, University of Ibadan. His area of specialization is Sociolinguistics covering Applied Linguistics. His research focus has been on endoglossic bilingualism in Nigeria and other aspects of Sociolinguistics including language variation, bilingualism/multilingualism, language policy and language planning, ethnography of communication, etc. He has published widely in local and international journals.
Professor Oyetade is a member of a number of prestigious academic associations including Linguistics Association of Nigeria, Yoruba Studies Association of Nigeria, West African Linguistics Congress, World Congress of African Linguistics, Lingua Pax, Association of Contemporary African Linguistics, etc. He is a member of editorial board of a number of linguistic journals as well as an assessor for African Humanities Programme of American Council of Learned Society. As a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, he was researcher at the Institute of African Studies, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
He has held several administrative positions in the University system. These include: Warden, Mellanby Hall, University of Ibadan; Supervisor, GES 101: USE OF ENGLISH; Ag. Head, Department of Linguistics and African Languages; Chairman, Faculty of Arts Senate Curriculum Committee; Faculty representative on the Central Appointments and Promotions Committee, Senate representative on Kenneth Dike Library Board and Deputy Director (Administration) UI Distance Learning Centre.
Professor Oyetade has served as External Examiner for Linguistics and English in several Universities in Nigeria and Ghana both at under-and postgraduate levels. He has equally served as external assessor in these Universities for promotion or appointments of colleagues to the grades of Associate and full Professors.