Maurice Udom

THE IDEOPHONES IN ANAANG LANGUAGE: FROM THE SYNTACTIC POINT OF VIEW

Abstract From the standpoint of the modern transformational-generative theory grammar is an embodiment of morphology, phonology, syntax and semantics of any natural language. This paper focused attention on the system of rules that controls the occurrences and the distribution of ideophones in Anaang Grammar is used here in the sense of syntax, though some references …

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SUFFIXATION AS WORD FORMATION STRATEGY IN ANAANG AND ENGLISH

Abstract. This paper treats suffixation as a word-formation strategy in Annang. Anaang speakers of English tend to differ in word formation strategy in Anaang because of identifiable differences in word building processes of Anaang and English. Besides, Anaang has dialectal variants, which tend to express different meanings at some grammatical levels. However, the knowledge of …

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PREFIXATION AS WORD BUILDING STRATEGY IN ANNANG AND ENGLISH

ABSTRACT The poor performance of some Annang speakers of English in word-building has assumed an alarming proportion The complex strategies of word-building on Annang and English, distinctively two languages have hindered quick comprehension and creative ability of learners of English This paper, therefore, examines prefixation, a strategy of word-building in Annang and English to highlight …

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Lexical Representation as Innovations in Nigerian English Usage.

Abstract: Over the decades, linguists have conducted scholarly researches in various areas to favour a variety of English used in the Nigerian situation, but they have scarcely attempted innovation. These research gaps have raised questions on the validity of these lexically innovated words which this paper seeks to examine with the aim of identifying the …

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GRAMMATICAL AND CULTURE-RELATED INNOVATIONS IN NIGERIAN ENGLISH USAGE

Abstract This chapter accesses the degree of national and international intelligibility as well as methods of creation of grammatical and culture-related innovations which reflect the Nigerian flavor in Nigerian English usage. Data were obtained through questionnaires, journals, books, and the internet. The Generative Lexicon Theory was used as the theoretical framework to address issues of …

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Culture and Identity: Implications in Nigerian English Usage

Maurice Enobong Udom ABSTRACT Given the view that as language disappears, the culture dies language, therefore, is fundamental to the construction of cultural identity. The argument on supremacy between culture and language is led to rest in the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis which asserts that language identifies cultural heritage such as food, dressing, technology, celebration, religion, and …

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Aspects of Lexical Deviation in Effiong Johnson’s Install the Princess

Happiness Uduk Maurice Udom 1.0 Introduction Nigerian English usage reflects peculiarities of the Nigerian situation: its people and culture. This is the result of long interaction of English with indigenous languages, which has led to the nativization of English in Nigeria, (cf. Kachru, 1985 and Igboanusi, 2002). With this remarkable development in English, educated Nigerians …

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