Edward Y. Odisho was born in Kirkuk/Iraq in 1938. He received his B.A. Honors in English language in 1960. Taught English for eleven years in Iraq after which he went to England to further his education in Phonetic Sciences at Leeds University. He received his M. Phil. in 1973 and Ph.D. in 1975. Under pressure from Saddam Hussein’s regime, he escaped Iraq in 1980 and settled in U.S.A. In U.S. he taught at Loyola University Chicago for 20 years. He concurrently taught at Northeastern Illinois University between 1990 and 2008 where he retired as Professor Emeritus . Has published scores of research papers and articles in various international journals. Has also published 9 books 7 of which are within the acquisitions of the Library of Congress.