Research Papers/Topics in Yoruba Linguistics

ÌTÀN AYÉ ỌLÁDẸ̀JỌ ÒKÉDÌJÍ

It's the biography of  ỌLÁDẸ̀JỌ ÒKÉDÌJÍ,a popular Yoruba author.

ALLOPHONIC VARIATION IN SELECTED YORÙBÁ DIALECTS AN OPTIMALITY THEORY ACCOUNT

ABSTRACTThis study is concerned with the allophonic variations across selected dialects of Yorùbá; an account of optimality theory.This study reveals there are more to allophonic variations across Yorùbá dialects than what we know in Standard Yorùbá (SY); that vowel /ã/ as a phoneme has three allophones ([ã], [ͻ̃], and [ε̃]): vowel [â] occurs after a bilabial related consonant; vowel [ͻ̃] occurs after others: vowel [ε̃] only occurs in few words like yẹn’that’, wọ̀ny...