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Title:Issues in contemporary African linguistics: a festschrift for Oladele Awobuluyi
Editors:Ndimele, Ozo-mekuriISNI
Yuka, Lendzemo Constatine
Ilori, Johnson Folorunso
Series:Festschrift series for Nigerian Linguists
City of publisher:Port Harcourt
Publisher:M & J Grand Orbit Communications Ltd
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:language policy
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Abstract:This collective volume in honour of Professor Oladele Awobuluyi contains forty papers on various issues of linguistics in Nigeria. The papers are grouped into four sections: 1. language and society, 2. formal linguistics, 3. applied linguistics, and 4. pragmatics, language acquisition & lexicography. Subjects in the first section include papers on Nigerian language policy and on bilingualism. The second section discusses topics of grammar and semantics in Lamnso', Yoruba, gl, Tiv, Urhobo, Igbo, Hausa, Obolo, Alago and?do. The third second section contains articles on, a.o., Yoruba plant names; statistical machine translation (SMT); teaching reading comprehension at the basic education level; improvement of reading attitudes through family literacy practices; writing English; and Hausa sign language. The last section includes articles on, a.o., Bassa and Igbo idioms; the Nigerian Church and linguistic imperialism; Igbo and Hausa names; language, culture and religion as tools for national development; indigenous oral cultures and national moral re-orientation; and, the possibility of a standard Igbo dictionary. [ASC Leiden abstract]