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Title:Language endangerment: globalisation & the fate of minority languages in Nigeria: a festschrift for Appolonia Uzoaku Okwudishu
Editors:Ndimele, Ozo-mekuriISNI
Okwudishu, Appolonia UzoakuISNI
Series:Festschrift series for Nigerian Linguists
City of publisher:Port Harcourt
Publisher:M & J Grand Orbit Communications Ltd
ISBN:9785412725; 9789785412727
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:indigenous languages
language policy
conference papers (form)
festschrifts (form)
About person:Appolonia Uzoaku Okwudishu (1950-)ISNI
Abstract:Most of the papers in this collective volume were originally presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria (CLAN), held at the Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria in 2014, in honour of Professor Appolonia Uzoaku Okwudishu of the University of Abuja. Several papers deal with the central theme of the conference 'language endangerment: globalisation & the fate of minority languages in Nigeria'. Some of these papers address preservation and/ or revitalization strategies, in general or for specific languages (Gure, Tyap, Tiv, Etulo). Other papers are concerned with various issues of translation (a.o. the translation of scientific and technical terms into indigenous languages; lexico-semantics in the English translation of D.O. Fanungwa's 'Igbo Olodumare' by Gabriel A. Ajadi ('The forest of God')), language usage and communication (a.o. language on political billboards, Jukun proverbs), language policy and media (a.o. broadcasting in African languages) and grammar and lexicon (a.o. ideophones in Etulo; lexical signs in Hausa sign language). [ASC Leiden abstract]