OLUTAYO Grace OreOluwa, PhD.

OLUTAYO Grace OreOluwa, PhD.



Dr Grace OreOluwa Olutayo holds the following qualifications: B. A., M. A., Ph. D in English from the University of Ibadan and P. G. D. E. from University of Ado-Ekiti. Her areas of specialisation include Discourse Analysis, Conversation Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics and English as a Second Language.

Dr Grace Olutayo started her academic career at St. Andrew’s College of Education, Oyo (now, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education) in July, 2000 where she rose to the status of a Principal Lecturer, before joining Bowen University in February, 2013.

While in Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, she was trained by the British Council in Communicative Language Teaching Methods; and became a consultant and a facilitator to the British Council, training teachers in Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), in various states across Nigeria. She was part of the team that was sponsored by the British Council to Horn by School in Kigali, Rwanda, in 2012.

Dr Grace Olutayo held several administrative posts at Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo: Coordinator, Pre-NCE Programme, School of Languages from May, 2004 and February, 2008; Subject Coordinator (English), NCE Sandwich Programme, from July, 2008 to July, 2010; Head, Department of English from March, 2009 to December, 2010; Coordinator, Part-Time Degree Programme (English/French), July, 2010; Coordinator, Regular Degree Programme (English), from 2012 to 2013.

Furthermore, Dr Olutayo was an Associate Lecturer at Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Oyo State from 2008 to 2011. Also, she worked at Lead City University, Ibadan on a sabbatical appointment from 2011 to 2012, where she served as Head, Department of English and Performing Arts; and got a merit award for outstanding performance.

Dr Olutayo became a member of staff of Bowen University, Iwo in February, 2013. She was the Coordinator, Use of English and Communication Skills from 2013 to 2014; Acting Head, Department of English, from 2014 to 2018; Deputy Dean, Faculty of Humanities in 2018/2019 session.Currently, she is the Acting Provost, College of Liberal Studies, at the university.

Dr Olutayo is a member of the English Studies Association of Nigeria and the National Financial Secretary of Pragmatics Association of Nigeria.

She is married with children; and has a calling to mentor youths and nurture them for the Lord, Jesus Christ.


  • Ph.D., English, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, 2010
  • M. A., English (Language emphasis), University of Ibadan, Oyo State, 1995
  • B. A., English, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, 1991
  • P.G.D.E., University of Ado-Ekiti, 2005


  • Olutayo, G. O., Banji, T. A., Idowu-Faith, B. O. and Ayoola, K. A. (Eds.) (2017). Use of English Manual for Universities and Colleges (A Student-Centred Approach). Ile-Ife: Olivetree Publishing Ventures.
  • Olutayo, O. (2001). “Developing and Organising Composition”. In A. Ogunsiji and O.Akinpelu (Eds.) Readings in English Language Studies and Communication SkillsIbadan: HopePublications.pp. 109-126.
  • Alimi, A., Olutayo, O.andAdelakun, T. (2001). “Meaning and Aspects ofStyle in Language”. In A. Ogunsiji, and O. Akinpelu (Eds.) Readings In English Language Studies and Communication SkillsIbadan: HopePublications. pp. 66-87.
  • Olutayo, O. (2003). “Vocabulary, Speech and Writing Skills”(Selected Topics in Language& Communication Skills IV) In O. Oluokunand A. O. Alabi (Eds.) General StudiesEducation2 Oyo: Oyo State College of Education Publication Series. pp. 119-141.
  • Olutayo, O. (2004). “Introduction to the Study of Language”. In E. O. Akinpelu, N. A. Adegbite, and O. Oyewole (Eds.) Introduction to Language and Literary Studies 1 Ibadan:Akin-Johnson Press &Publishers.pp. 2-8.
  • Olutayo, O. (2004). “Wole Soyinka’s Dramatic Techniques in The Lion and the Jewel”. In G. Kolawole (Ed.) Introduction to Language and Literary Studies2. Ibadan: Akin-Johnson Press & Publishers. pp. 144-154.
  • Olutayo, O. andAdelakun, T. O. (2008). “English Language, A Major Playerin the Current Education Reforms in Nigeria”. In Readings in Language and Literature in the Current Education Reforms in Nigeria 1 Ibadan: Faith Publishers. pp.109-115.
  • Olutayo, O. and Idowu, G. S. (2011). “English Language Methods”. InAdekoya, O. A. (Ed.) A Compendium of English Language and Literary StudiesSeries1. Lagos:Wealthsmith GlobalServices Ltd.pp. 122-156.
  • Olutayo, O. and Adedeji, I. (2012). “Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology”. In Adekoya, O. A. (Ed.) A Compendium of English Language and Literary StudiesSeries2. Lagos:Wealthsmith GlobalServices Ltd. pp. 135-165.
  • Olutayo, O.G. (2012). “Interruption and Overlap as Supportive Conversational Strategies in Nigerian Television TalkShows”InKuupole,D.D.Yennah,R. and Bariki, I. (Eds.)Cross-Currents in Language, Literature and Translation A Festschrift for Prof. J.P.A. Ukoyen. SONOU d’Afrique- Universitebilingue. pp. 236-256.
  • Olutayo, G. O. (2016). “Linguistic Power and Control in Television Talk Shows”. In A. Odebunmi, A. Osisanwo, H. Bodunde and S. Ekpe (Eds.) Grammar, Applied Linguistics and Society.A Festschrift for Wale Osisanwo. pp.266-278.
  • Olutayo, G. O. (2017). “Speaking Skills: How to Speak Educated English”. In Olutayo, G.O.; Banji, T. A.; Idowu-Faith, B.O. &Ayoola, K.A. (Eds.) Use of English Manual for Universities and Colleges (A Student-Centred Approach). Ile-Ife:Olivetree Publishing Ventures. pp.81-90.
  • Olutayo, G. O. (2017). “Basic English Grammar V: How to Use English Correctly”. In Olutayo, G. O.; Banji, T. A.; Idowu-Faith, B.O. &Ayoola, K.A. (Eds.) Use of English Manual for Universities and Colleges (A Student-Centred Approach).Ile-Ife:Olivetree Publishing Ventures. pp.192-206.
  • Olutayo, G. O. (2017). “How to Increase Your word Power”. In Olutayo, G. O.; Banji, T. A.; Idowu-Faith, B.O. &Ayoola, K.A. (Eds.) Use of English Manual for Universities and Colleges (A Student-Centred Approach).Ile-Ife:Olivetree Publishing Ventures. pp.349-363.
  • Olutayo, O. (2004). “A Sociolinguistic Analysis of an Office Discussion”Journal of Languages and Literature.3(1): 239-258.
  • Olutayo, O. (2004).“Presupposition and Factuality in Semantics:Implication in a Second Language Situation ”The Pacesetter.2(2): 1-9.
  • Olutayo, O. (2005). “Effects of Socio-Economic Status of Parents on the Performance of Students in English Language: A Case Study of Selected Senior Secondary Schools in Ibadan North Local Government, Oyo State” Africa: Journal of Contemporary Issues.3(2&3): 149-160.
  • Adebiyi, M.E. and Olutayo, O. (2007). “The Perception of English Language Lecturers on the Knowledge, Use, Relevance and Efficacy ofInformation Communication Technology (ICT) on the Teaching of EnglishLanguage in Tertiary Institutions of Learning”JOWICE.2 (1): 98-101.
  • Olutayo, O. and Salman, S. A. (2007).“Presuppositions in the Language of The Print Media: An analysis of Newspaper Headlines”Oyo Journal of Languages and Literature.4 (1): 26-34.
  • Salman, S.A. andOlutayo,O. (2008). “English Language: An Asset or aMachete for Nigerian Democracy?”Journal of Language andLiterary Studies. 2 (2): pp. 126-136.
  • Adeleke, S.G., Olutayo, O. and Akano, T. G. (2010). “Foreign Language in African Garb: Locating the Domain of English in Nigerian Political Discourse”InternationalJournal of Issues on African Development. 2 (4): 361-376.
  • Olutayo, O. and Salman, S.A. (2011).“Challenges of Teaching English as a Second Language in Nigeria Today”Journal of Functional Management. 4(1): 235-246.
  • Ajagbe, A. W. and Olutayo, O. (2011). “Nigerian English as an EffectiveTool for a Transformative Education in Nigeria”New Trends in Linguistics and Literary Studies.1 (1): 464-479.
  • Oyeleye, A. L. and Olutayo, O.G. (2012). “Interaction Management in Nigerian Television Talk Shows”International Journal of English Linguistics. 2(1): 149-161.
  • Olutayo, O.G. (2013). “Determinants of Turn-Taking in Nigerian Television Talk Shows”World Journal of English Language. 3(3): 67-77. ISSN 1925-0703 (Print) ISSN 1925-0711(Online) doi:10.5430/wjel.v3n3p67
  • Olutayo, G.O. and Ilechukwu, C. (2015). “Stylistic Devices in BuchiEmecheta’s Second Class Citizen”. International Journal on Studies in English Language and Literature (IJSELL) 3(9): 1-10. ISSN2347-3126(Print) &ISSN 2347-3134 (Online)
  • Olutayo, G.O. (2015). “Cooperation and Politeness in Television Discourse” World Journal of English Language. 5(4): 1-11 ISSN 1925-0703(Print) ISSN 1925-0711(Online)doi:10.5430/wjel.v5n4p1
  • Ayoola, K. A., Olutayo, G.O. and Banji, T. A. (2017). “Using Needs Analysis to develop a Learner-CentredUse of English Curriculum for First Year Students in aNigerian University”International Journal of Multidisciplinary Comparative Studies4 1-3:51—65