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Title:Patterns in the Anglicization of Igbo spellings
Author:Ubahakwe, Ebo
Year:1974
Periodical:African Journal of Educational Research
Volume:1
Issue:2
Pages:253-263
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:spelling
Igbo language
Abstract:Result of an investigation into the widespread unconventional spellings of Igbo names. The investigation, based on a study of 1827 personal Igbo names, traces the cause as a process on anglicization and then establishes the patterns of such an interference in the English-Igbo language contact situation. The paper concludes with postulations of the observed dominant pattern of Interference for a national language policy. Bibl., notes, tables.
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