Research Papers/Topics in Linguistics And Nigerian Languages

A Phonological Analysis of the Spoken English of the Efik-English Bilinguals

ABSTRACT The contact between English and Efik phonological features gives rise to problems that are exhibited by the Efik-English bilinguals as second language speakers. The aim of this study is to  describe the segmental  units  of  the  spoken English  of  the Efik-English  bilinguals.  The study has its theoretical thrust on Contrastive analysis by Lado (1957) which describes the systems of languages by comparing them with others and p...

An Expository Analysis Of Ujaamese Religious Chants Of The Ekiti-Yoruba

ABSTRACTThe study of ujaamee chants is an attempt at opening up a new area of Yoruba research, vi2. Research into the genres of Yorùbá oral poetry of the Ekiti Yoruba on which very little work has been done hitherto, whereas there have been postgraduate studies on 16, Rára, ifa, and Sango-Pipe of the Oyo-Yoruba. The study is in three Parts. Part One which consists of three chapters, gives a comprehensive background to the material. Chapter 1 presents the extent and climate of ...

Library Services And Literary Forms Of Yoruba Oral Traditions

IntroductionThe library as an organisation is primarily charged with the responsibility of selecting, acquiring processing, preserving and disseminating different forms of information. Over the years, the scope of the work of librarians and library services in general are becoming vast in nature. The world is in the age of information explosion hence, the need for information to be classified and stored in a way that could facilitate easy retrieval and utilization by potential users. Th...

APPRECIATING THE U.IEl OF LITERATURE: A YORUBA EXAMPLE .,~ , ' -

ABSTRACTAs Graham Hough in his famous book An Essay onCriticism (1966: a, pp 10 & 14) has rightly observed, there aretwo categories ofliterary theories namely:(a) moral theories, i.e those that are concerned primarily withwhat literature is for; and(b) formal theories, i.e. those that are concerned primarily withwhat it is..The first see literature as part of human activity in general whilethe other see literature as a self-contained activity. However, thetwo types are not mutually exclusive;...

Help-seeking behaviour of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder in Accra, ghana.

ABSTRACT Background: An understanding of where families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) seek help is important in the development of services in a country like Ghana where speech and language therapy is a relatively new concept. It appears there is very limited literature related to the help-seeking behaviour (HSB) of parents of children with ASD in Ghana. It is important to respect where parents seek help from in order to build on the existing practices in the provision of s...

Re-Visiting the status of north west akokoid in relation to yoruba

AbstractThe North-West Akokoid speech forms are spoken by over 250,000 people in AkokoNorth-West Local Government of Ondo State, Nigeria. The origin of these people, as well astheir speech forms

Irony And The Ironic In Selected Yorùbá Tragic Plays

ABSTRACTxiiiIrony and the ironic, which are prominent features of Yorùbá tragic plays, are stylo-situational elements used to draw attention to the gap between the speaking position, the posited truth and actions. Previous studies on the use of stylistic devices in Yorùbá́ literature have examined simile, metaphor, repetition and euphemism, but have not given adequate attention to ironic elements in Yorùbá́tragic plays. This study, therefore, examined the types of irony and the ...

Investigating The Use of The Language Experience Approach at LA Anglican Basic School

ABSTRACT The importance of reading cannot be overemphasized. It is one of the means through which most of the knowledge we possess now was acquired. Due to the importance of reading, its acquisition must be given a special attention. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of the Language Experience Approach on the reading performance of primary three pupils at the La Anglican Basic School in Accra. The focus was to ascertain whether the use of the Language Experience Appro...

A Communicative Course Material For Second Language Learners Of Igbo In Lagos State Upper Basic School: Development And Validation

ABSTRACTThis study is an action research in which we developed and validated a communicative course material for second language learners Of Igbo in Upper Basic School.

A Morphology Of The Ìkálẹ̀̀dialect Of Yorùba

ABSTRACT Morphology is central to the understanding of word meaning and structure in language . Extant literature on the I kále ̣dialect of Yoru bá has treated morphology as an adjunct to phonology and syntax without a comprehensive morphological description of its word formation processes, which are crucial to the structures of the dialect. The study, therefore, investigated morphological processes such as inflection, affixation and reduplication in I kále ̣with a view to pro...

Politics Of Language And Identity In Ilorin Emirate, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The status of Ilorin Emirate as a border community straddling Nigeria’s Northern and Southwestern regions where different languages, ethnic groups and cultures co-exist makes identity construction and manifestation complex. Existing literature largely posit an inseparable link between language and identity, hence, language loss constitutes identity loss. Extant literature barely focuses on the influence of politics on the linguistic and ethnic identities of people. This study...

Lexical Variation in Akokoid

Abstract Language contact among Akokoid, Yoruboid and Edoid has resulted in extensive borrowing from Yoruboid and Edoid to Akokoid. Thus, the speech forms subsumed under Akokoid exhibit lexical items which are similar to Yoruboid and Edoid. To the best of our knowledge, no other scholarly work has addressed the concept ‘lexical variation in these speech forms, hence, the need for this present effort. Twenty lexical items were carefully selected for analysis in this paper. Data were eli...

LANGUAGE SHIFT AND CULTURAL POLICING AMONG THE OGU OF SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Language Shift Language Maintenance (LSLM) designates the investigation of movement patterns from one language to another and the efforts made by native speakers and institutions to reverse the shift. Ogu, a minority language in Southwestern Nigeria, had been experiencing shift to Yoruba and English. Existing literature on Ogu LSLM affirm shift without extensively acknowledging systematic strategies being adopted by native speakers in the maintenance of the language. This study...

AKOKOID COMPARATIVE WORDLIST

ABSTRACT Akokoid, in this paper, refers to the nine speech forms which are spoken in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State in South-Western Nigeria. These speech forms are Arigidi, Erushu, Afa, Oge, Aje, Udo, Oyin, Igashi and Uro. Since the 1970‟s, scholars have lumped these speech forms together as dialects of the same language without any detailed lexicostatistic investigation. Thus, the major objective of this paper is to determine whether the speech forms are really ...

Nativisation of Arabic Names: The Yoruba Language as a Case Study

ABSTRACTOne unique characteristic feature of the Yoruba language, spoken in South Western Nigeria is that when words are borrowed into it from other languages, such words are nativised. Some scholars have discussed the rules that apply in such cases. However, this kind of study has not been extended to Arabic names borne by Yoruba people (to the best of my knowledge). This paper therefore discusses the rules that apply on some of these names. Thirty Arabic names are purposively selected ...


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