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June 2010 - April 2021
- Senior Lecturer
- I teach at the Department of Linguistics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and a member of the teaching team of Centre for Migration Studies, NAU. The current Departmental PG Coordinator, Editor of Unizik Journal of Arts and Humanities (UJAH), Associate Editor, Ogirisi: a new journal of African Studies, and the Deputy Director, Awka Window on America.
Semantic prosody (SP) involves the typical behaviour of words in lexical patterning and its tendency to line up with either positive or negative words. This work seeks to investigate the SP of the Igbo verb root gbú ‘kill’ in a bid to ascertain its propensity towards its collocates. Using the AntConc software to extract the data from the Igbo versi...
Negative Positivism involves the use of a negative expression to express a strongly positive state, action or attribute. It is a class of idiom that is usually negative, but expresses a positive meaning. It is a phenomenon that has been established for the Igbo language by Romanus Egudu. The purpose of the study is to examine the realisation of thi...
This paper attempts to classify speech acts in Igbo funeral rites in some towns in Awka South and Aguata local government areas in Anambra State. Paying the last respect to the dead is a common practice in Africa. In Igbo land, it is obligatory to bury the dead following the funeral rites practised by the various communities. In a funeral, there ar...
The potency of the use of semiotics in dance is no longer a strange knowledge. Scholarly interpretations on the use of semiotics, in our indigenous dances, present semiotic movement in dance as a reflective pointer in upholding the communal essence of any given society both in myth, customs and legendary experiences. The problematic questions in th...
On the basis of the initial definition of ideophone as vivid representation of an idea in sound which may be described as predicate, qualificative or adverbial in respect to manner, colour, smell, action, state or intensity (Doke, 1935:118), the paper is aimed at exploring some of these features in Etulo language which is an endangered minority lan...
Due to their diverse nature, the classification of indigenous languages in Nigeria ranks some of them as major, main and small group languages. The Ette people speak two main, and one major, Nigerian languages namely: Idoma, Igala and Igbo respectively. This paper sets out to examine the Ette people in the light of their ethnic identity and also to...
Poetry is a literary genre that gives poets the opportunity to mirror the society, addressing socio-economic, political, religious and security issues. Over the years, the issues of African unity, identity and development have been of great concern to Africans. This explains why the Organisation of African Unity (OAU); which later metamorphosed int...
As a fluency problem, stuttering affects both the rate and rythm of speech leading to blockages, repetitions, prolongations and other phonological alterations of speech pattern. As such, a listener is confronted with assembling and sorting out the stutterer's uneven and hapharzad speech flow. This raises the issue of whether stuttering does not dis...
Different Education Reform Acts and Policies have been promulgated in Nigeria. These include the National Policy on education (FRN) as revised in 1998 and 2004, the national policy for Information Technology (IT) of 2001, Federal Ministry of Education (FME, 2004) and the education reform act of 2007etc.These acts/policies show that the Nigerian edu...