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Title:Linguistic processes of lexical innovation in Igbo
Authors:Acholonu, Catherine
Okezie, Joyce
Periodical:Kiabārā: Journal of the Humanities
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:Igbo language
Abstract:This paper examines lexical innovation in Igbo, which strongly reflects the impact of contact with English language and culture. Essentially it is an attempt to classify terms used today in an Igbo-speaking context by a large variety of Igbo/English bilinguals which are potential by-products of language and/or culture contact. After the introductory section, the second section of this article deals with theoretical issues; section 3 deals with problems in the classification of data; sections 4 and 5 discuss the data and suggest further studies. Bibliogr., notes, app. (list of loan words).