Gideon Sunday Omachonu

Gideon Sunday Omachonu
Nasarawa State University · Department of Languages and Linguistics

Doctor of Philosophy

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In spite of the fact that compounding is really pervasive in the world’s languages and despite the huge volume of literatures on compounding in languages, a critical assessment of the extant literature on compounding reveals that providing satisfactory criteria for defining and or determining compoundhood still requires both language specific and...
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This study undertakes a comparative analysis of the numeral systems of Igala, Yoruba, English and German. An essential part of data collation for the study comprises compilation of comparative wordlists of Ígálà, Yoruba, German and English numeral systems in addition to the writer's personal observation and knowledge of the systems. The investigati...
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This paper investigates derivational processes in the Igala numeral system to provide a detailed description of the system. The study relies on three major sources in gathering data for the descriptive analysis, namely, compilation of relevant list of Igala numerals, the researcher’s intuitive knowledge of the language in addition to his training a...
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The fact that remarkable progress has been made in linguistic study and research in Nigeria notwithstanding, the study of linguistics in Nigeria still leaves much to be desired. Linguistics in Nigeria has remained on the old order in that it has pre-occupied itself with“doing linguistics for its own sake”. This strictly formal approach, the paper a...
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This work presents a comparative optimality account of primary stress assignment in Standard British English (SBE) and Nigerian English (NE), particularly from the point of view of Igala users of English as a second language. Data for this study included ready- made exercises and already recorded cassettes, which deal directly with primary stress a...