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Title Convergence : English & Nigerian languages : a festschrift for Munzali A. Jibril / Ozo-mekuri Ndimele (Ed.), (Professor of Comparative Grammar, Dept. of Linguistics & Communication Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria).
Imprint Port Harcourt, Nigeria : M & J Grand Orbit Communications Ltd., [2016]

Series Festschrift series ; no. 5
Festschrift series (Port Harcourt, Nigeria) ; no. 5.
Subject Languages in contact -- Nigeria.
Alt Name Ndimele, Ozo-mekuri,
Jibril, Munzali A., 1951-
Description 1 online resource (xi, 888 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Note Originally published: 2007.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents Dedication -- Preface -- section A. On the convergence phenomenon -- section B. Languages in history & society -- section C. Literature, discourse analysis & gender issues -- section D. Applied linguistics -- seciton E. Formal linguistics.
Summary The present volume, which is the 5th in the Nigerian Linguists Festschrift Series, is devoted to Professor Munzali A. Jibril, a celebrated icon in university administration, and an erudite Professor of English Linguistics. The title of this special edition was specifically chosen to crown Professor Jibril's academic prowess in both English and indigenous Nigerian languages, and to mark and laud his official departure from active university lectureship. 72 assessed papers are included from the many submitted. Papers cover the main theme of the volume, i.e. the interaction between English and indigenous Nigerian languages, and there are a number of papers on other secular areas of linguistics such as: language and history, language planning and policy, language documentation, language engineering, lexicography, translation, gender studies, language acquisition, language teaching and learning, pragmatics, discourse and conversational analysis, and literature in English and African languages. There is also a rich section devoted to the major 'traditional' fields of linguistics - phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
ISBN 9785416496 (electronic bk.)
9789785416497 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 952155547
Additional Format Print version: 9789785416497

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