Research Papers/Topics in Linguistics And Nigerian Languages

The Learning of English Consonants: a case study of Èfîk Children in Calabar South between the ages of 2-5years

Learning a second language is adopting a language that is not one's first language. Second language learner's of English exhibits variations bfrom the Phonological, syntactic or lexico-semantic rule of English language. This paper examines the learning of English Consonant by Èfik children in Calabar South, Nigeria within the ages of 2-5years. The Objectives of the study are to find out the several segmental processes in the children's language. A population of 30 children is selected from t...

Aspects of Èfîk Phonology

The Èfik language is a Lower Cross language spoken in Cross River State of Nigeria. The study examines the segmental, suprasegmental and phonological processes of the Èfîk languge to establish the exact phonemic status of thelanguage with spectographic evidence. Goldsmith's Autosegmental phonology (1976) is adopted as the theoretical frame. A reduced SIL Comparative African Wordlist was used as our Wordlist. The list was administered on informants and their utterances were recorded with a ...

THE NUMERAL SYSTEM OF IKA

ABSTRACT The title of this work is THE NUMERAL SYSTEM OF IKA. This language is used by the Ika people of Delta State. It’s central focus is to find out how numerals are derived in the language and the different morphological processes it undergoes in the modification of number names other than the basic ones.The motivation behind this study was the shocking and disappointing realization of the lack of linguistic study of this aspect of Ika. Another aim is to create a reference for fu...

SYLLABIFICATAION IN EKID

ABSTRACT Syllabification is the process of segmenting a word into syllables. This research work investigated syllabification in the Ekid language, syllable structures and the phonotactic constraints that govern the distribution of segments in syllable initial, medial and final position. The research methodology employed was descriptive research method. The data for this study were collected using the Ibadan 400 list of words and the data were analyzed using the sonority theory as a t...

Error analyses of final year students of the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, University of Port Harcourt

This research work is error analyses of final year students of the department of linguistics and communication studies, university of Port Harcourt. The aim is to get a feedback that will be of immense value for better performances of the students. Literature on error analysis by some authors was reviewed. The students supplied the data for this study through their first semester examination scripts on a course taught by the researcher entitled “Discourse Analysis and Pr...

REWRITE OF EXRTOVERT POTENTIAL SHADY DAVID

This articles is focused and directed to most Nigerian youths it tagged "Extrovert potential its an Article you will love to read and learn from.

HISTORY OF YORUBA

It is well known to Tom, Dick and Harry that Yoruba tribe is one of the three major tribes in Nigeria whom have vehemently served and have shouldered the country times without number as their contributions to all of her sectors: education, politics, economy, law, health, entertainment etc. are pivotal and mammoth; it is not new to everyone that Yoruba domiciled in Western part of Nigeria and they speak Yoruba language which has more than 40 million native speakers. Seven states are reg...

Aspects of Khohumono Phonology

ABSTRACTThis research was motivated by my curiosity to explore some aspects of the phonology of  Khohumono, a language spoken by the Bhahomono people in Abi Local Government area of Cross River State, Nigeria and to contribute to the development and standardization of the language which is still in the minority. The work therefore seeks to establish accurately the number of consonants and vowels in the phonetic and phonemic inventory of the language and also examine their distribution ...

MORPHOLOGY OF BURA LANGUAGE

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Aspect Of The Phonology Of Yukuben

This research focuses on the phonology of Yukuben, a language spoken by about 25,000 speakers in Sabongida Yukuben of Takum Local Government Area in the east of Taraba State in Nigeria, and North West Province, Menchum division, west of Furu-Awa, near Nigeria border in Cameroon. In the absence of a population census, a rough estimate would put their population at over 500,000.Yukuben is however a generally accepted term (oxonomy) for an area, an ethnic group and a language located mainly at t...

Aspects Of Negation In Kaninkon

This research is aimed at describing an aspect of syntax of Kaninkon language. And our focus is negation in the language.Kaninkon is a language spoken in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State, Nigeria. The native speakers call themselves kyung (Kaninkon). Although, the Kaninkon is not a major group in Nigeria, yet the speakers are found in various part of Nigeria, especially in the Northern part of the Country. The Kaninkon people are among the indigenous tribe of Jema’a local...

Aspects Of Migili Verb Phrase

This research is aimed at discussing the general overview of verb phrase in Migili language. This research work is divided into five chapters which are relevant aspects of the theory of syntax.TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle Page          iCertification          iiDedication          iiiAcknowledgements          ivTable of Contents         viCHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION1.0 General Backg...

Negation In Migili

Lákõökö iśë yìí yóò là wá lóye yóò sí tún fún wa ní ìmõ kún ìmõ nítorí ôgbön kò pín sí ibìkan bí a bá śe ń wádìí nýkan náà ni ìmõ wa yóò máa gbòró sí nítorí ôgbön kò pín síbí kan. Yàtõ sí èyí iśë yìí yóò mú ìmõ êkö têsíwàjú nítorí pé àwôn òýkõwé ti śiśë gbënàgbënà, tiwa ni láti śiśë gbënugbënu. Èyí yóò ran àwôn òýkõwé àti aśàtúpalê löwö láti ni ìmõ kún ìmõ. TABLE OF ...

Aspects Of Gunganci Morphology

Introduction to the History of Gùngáwá People and Language.Gùngáwá is an adopted name for the Bàrèshe people by their Hausa neighbors which means Island dwellers because of their nearest to rivers and lakes. The people call themselves Bàrèshe, Tsureja or Yáúráwa but officially called Gùngáwá. The names of the language are Gùngáwá, Gùngácí.The Gùngáwá people are mostly found in Northern part of Kebbi State, and around Islands in extreme Sokoto State few of them we...

Noun Phrase In Migili

This research is aimed at discussing the general overview of Noun Phrase in Migili language. This research work is divided into five chapters.Chapter one which is the introductory part include: the historical background, socio-cultural profile, the scope and organization of study as well as the theoretical framework, the data collection method and data analysis and lastly , a brief review of the chosen framework.Chapter two shall focus on the basic syntactic concept such as phrase structure r...

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