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Title:Slangs and colloquialisms in Modern Igbo: a preliminary socio-linguistic study
Author:Emenanjo, E. Nolue
Year:1980
Periodical:Ikenga: Journal of African Studies
Volume:4
Issue:2
Pages:49-65
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:sociolinguistics
Igbo language
Abstract:This paper attempts a socio-linguistic appraisal of what should be called slangs and colloquialisms (SACS) in Igbo. The pre-occupation of modern Igbo language studies with other matters - like orthography, standardized writing conventions, evolution of Standard Igbo, technical vocabulary, pedagogical grammars and graded texts for use in schools, and sufficient creative literature, etc. - have prevented people from focusing attention on the phenomenon of modern or contemporary Igbo usage and evolution. In the first part of the paper the author attempts a definition of the Igbo SACS. In the second part a sample word-list of some SACS, slang and colloquial expressions, is given. The third part presents some general comments about SACS and lexical evolution in the Igbo language. Ref.
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