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Title:Convergence: English & Nigerian languages: a festschrift for Munzali A. Jibril
Editors:Ndimele, Ozo-mekuriISNI
Jibril, Munzali A.
Series:Festschrift series for Nigerian Linguists
City of publisher:Port Harcourt
Publisher:M & J Grand Orbit Communications Ltd
ISBN:9785412709; 9789785412703
Geographic term:Nigeria
language change
language policy
indigenous languages
English language
Abstract:This volume containing 72 papers on convergence of Nigerian languages and English, and other issues of languages and linguistics, is dedicated to Professor of English Linguistics Munzali A. Jibril. The volume is divided into five sections: A. On the convergence phenomenon; Language in history & society; C. Literature, discourse analysis & gender issues; D. Applied linguistics; E. Formal linguistics. Papers in the first section address: the sound inventory and intonation of Nigerian English, 'Offensive Nigerian English (ONE)' (a variety of Nigerian English spoken by Chief Zebrudaya, hero of 'Masquerade', a popular Nigerian soap opera); phonology of Urhobo English (a variety of Nigerian English); influences of English on Hausa; English loans in Ibibio; sociolinguistics of Nigerian Pidgin English; Yoruba/English language mixing. Topics in the second section include: Language policies and cultural identity; Nigerian languages and empowerment; Nigerian languages and globalization; language endangerment in Isoko land; Obolo personal names; Ijo influence in Berbice Dutch creole; Igbo origins and the Niger-Benue confluence theory; linguistic evidence for historical contact of speakers of Tarok and other East-Benue Congo languages; inter-intelligibility of Biseni, Okordia and Oruma lects of Ijo; labial variation in Ikwere; urban speech: language use in Lagos. The third section has articles on: globalization and hypocrisy in the criticism of African literature; gendered duality in Igbo; Wole Soyinka's epic poem 'Idanre'; the 'femme fatale' in two novels by Soyinka; humour in media discourse; phonological foregrounding in Tunde Olusunle's 'Fingermarks'; modernist narrative strategies in the novels of Biyi Bamdele-Thomas; capitalism in the novels of Fagunwa; Tanure Ojaide's 'Labyrinths of the Delta' and 'The endless song'; Zaynab Alkali's novel 'The stillborn'; Anaang poets; similes in Hausa; disourse analysis of Nigerian print media; strategies for displaying effective listening in conversations; the translation African proverbs; Chinedum Ofomata's 'Ihe Ojoo Gba Afo'; English and Yoruba in Ben Okri's 'The famished road'. The fourth section holds contributions on: language teaching and learning; the orthography of Koring; Igbo language development and lexicography; phonology of children's speech. The fifth section brings together articles on various issues of phonology and grammar in Urhobo, Igbo, Yoruba, Igala, Kalabari-Ijo, Odual, Gokana, Lamnso, Oko-Osanyen, Ibibio and Iko. [ASC Leiden abstract]