Udosinachi Aloysius Umeodinka is a lecturer in the Department of Igbo, African and Asian Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. He obtained his B.A Linguistics/Igbo from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with Second Class Lower Honours in the year 1985. In the year, 1989, he got his MBA (Marketing) from the same University. Between 1990 and 2008, Aloysius Umeodinka worked in some companies, the last of which was Samsung Electronics under Sims Nigeria Ltd in Lagos. Returning to academics about 18 years after, he, in 2011, secured his M.A. degree in Linguistics/Igbo at University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Aloysius Umeodinka obtained a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in 2017 and since then, has risen to the position of lecturer 1 in the Department of Igbo, African and Asian Studies. Dr. Aloysius Umeodinka has written a number of articles majority of which have some bias in the improvement of indigenous languages, especially the Igbo language. He has authored and co-authored some books that are presently in use in schools. His contact is au.umeodinka@unizik.edu.ng and maloyudo@gmail.com.
Undergraduate Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics/Igbo (1985)
Postgraduate Qualifications
Master in Business Administration (Marketing), (1989); Masters in Arts Linguistics/Igbo (2011)
Books Published
(a) Umeodinka, A. U. (2015). Ochupuru Onwe Ya N’Ugbo. Awka: Divine Press Publishers.
(b) Umeodinka, A. U. (2015). One Kobo Puts Udo In Trouble. Awka: Divine Press
Publishers.
(c) Umeodinka, A.U., Ugochukwu, C.N., Ogwudile, E.C & Ilechukwu, D.I. (2019). Kpqkqp[ Xtq
Asxsx Igbo Na Ntxghar[ .Divine Press Publishers.
(d) Umeodinka, A.U. (2020). Introduction to Contrastive Studies(Igbo & English). Divine Press
Publishers.

Publications
(i) Umeodinka, A. U. (2011). “Corpus-based Contrastive Analysis of Igbo and English Adjectives”.Journal of Igbo Language and Linguistics (JILL), no.3.
Link: www.linguisticsafricana.com.
(ii) Umeodinka, A. U. (2012). “Language and National Development: The Nigerian Perspective”. KIABARA SUPPLEMENT: Journal of Humanities, University of PortHarcourt, Nigeria. Volume 3, pp.103-116. Link: mekuri01@yahoo.com
(iii) Umeodinka, A. U & Ilechukwu, D.I. (2014). “Quantifiers in Igbo Syntax”. Journal of Modern European Languages and Literatures (JMEL).Vol.3, pp.150-165. Link: http://www.jmel.com.ng
(iv) Umeodinka, A. U. (2015). “Ejima Okwu”. Journal of Linguistics and Culture. Vol. 2, pp. 7-1. Link: www.academix.com
(v) Umeodinka, A. U. (2015). “Auxiliary Verbs in Igbo”. A Journal of Igbo Language and Linguistics,no.1, pp.111-118.
(vi) Umeodinka, A. U. & Okoye, C.L. (2016). “Ethnography of Communication:The Igbo Tradional Marriage Perspective”. Journal of Modern European Languages and Literatures (JMEL).
Vol. 5, 233-254. Link:. http://www.jmel.com.ng
(vii) Umeodinka, A. U. & Ilechukwu, D.I. (2016). “English-Igbo Glossary Creation of Palm Oil Production and Processing Terms”. Ogirisi: A New Journal of African Studies. Volume 12 Special issue. Link: www.ajol.info/index.php/og/issue/view/14.
(viii) Umeodinka, A.U.& Nnubia, C.A. (2016). “Mathematics-Language Symbiosis: The Learner’s Benefits”, Mgbakoigba Journal of Arts and Humanities by African Journal Online, vol. 6,no.1.
(ix) Umeodinka, A. U.& Ugochukwu, C. (2016). “Asusu Igbo Di Ka Ngwa ahia”. Odezulu Igbo: An International Journal of Igbo, African & Asian Studies,Maiden Edition, pp.140-147.
Link: www.nigerianjournalsonline.com
(x) Umeodinka, A. U. and Okoye Chinyere (2017). “The Agentive Morphemes in Igbo”. Journal of Languages And Literature by Federal College of Education, Eha-Mufu.
(xi) Umeodinka, A. U. & Ugochukwu, C. N. (2017). “The Contrastive Analysis of English and Igbo Deverbal Nouns”, published in the Journal of Linguistics, Language and Igbo Studies by Chukwu Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, .
(xii) Umeodinka, A. U. (2017). “Negatives in Igbo Semantics”, published in The Creative Artist:A Journal of Theatre and Media Studies (special edition).
(xiii) Umeodinka A.U & Okoye, C. L.(2018). “Mmekpa Ahu Ndi Nne Na Nna Na-Enye Asusu Igbo N’Oge Ugbu a”. An International Journal of Igbo, African and Asian Studies. Vol.2, No.2, 2018, pp.33-57.
(xiv) Umeodinka A. U., Mbah B.M. & Nwozuzu, G.I. (2019). “Affective Meaning of Marital Life in Igbo”, Nsukka Working Papers in Language, Linguistics, And Literature (NWPLLL), volume 7, pp.76-85. Link: https://linguistics.unn.edu.ng/journals-2/
(xv) Umeodinka, A.U. (2019). “Nkqwa Nnqchi Na Xd[ Ya Ga N’Asxsx Igbo”.Odezuruigbo: Jqnal Ozuru Xwa Nke Ngalaba Amxmamx Igbo, Af[r[ka Na
Eshia.Volume 3, No.1, 2019, pp.74-88. Link: https://nigerianjournalsonline.com/index.php/odezuruigbo/issue.
(xvi) Umeodinka, A. U., Mbah B.M & Agbedo, C.U. (2020). “Sociolinguistic Analysis of Institutional Support for Igbo, 1800-1961”, Nsukka Working Papers in Language, Linguistics, And Literature (NWPLLL), volume 8, pp.1-13.
Link: https://linguistics.unn.edu.ng/journals-2/.
(xvii) Umeodinka, A.U. & Amamgbo, O.C. (2020). “Restrictive and Non-Restrictive Apposition in Igbo Semantics”. An Inernational Journal of Igbo, African and Asian Studies, Volume 4, No.1, 2020, pp.102-121.