Igbo Metalanguage, Volume 1

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E. Nọlue Emenanjọ, I. A. O. Umeh, J. U. Ugoji
University Press Limited, 1990 - Foreign Language Study - 69 pages
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Nigeria's language policy in education is that the first three years instruction should be in the medium of the child's mother tongue. Furthermore, two out of the three main Nigerian languages are recognised as core subjects. These volumes therefore arose from the need for effectively handling the languages. A single Igbo term can be expressed in different ways, given the many dialects within the language. Also there are many English terms with no ready equivalent in Igbo language. The development of Igbo metalanguage addresses these issues and more than 3,500 terms have been developed. The terms cover the major areas of language studies such as phonetics, phonology, syntax, stylistics, literary appreciation and methodology.

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