Research Papers/Topics in Linguistics And Nigerian Languages

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...

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...

Aspects Of Question Formation In Ìjà-Kórò

This long essay aims at studying questions formation in Ìjà-Kórò, it will cover the general introductions of the study, the sound inventory of the language, the distribution of those sound and transformational generative grammar, this research work is divided into 5 chapters.Chapter one is the general introduction, presenting the background of the people, the status of the language and the historical background of the people. Also in chapter one, the socio-cultural profile and the genetic...

Negation In Kofyar Language Of Plateau State

GENERAL BACKGROUNDThis chapter will examine the general background of the study and described the speakers of the language in respect of their historical background and socio-cultural profile.  It also, introduces us to the genetic classification of Kofyar, the scope and organization of the study together with the theoretical framework.  The method of data collection and analysis, as well as the review of the chosen framework are also examined. The work studies negation in Kofyar, a...