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The Limitations of Yoruba-English Bilingual Undergraduate Students in the Expression of Yoruba Greetings

dc.contributor.authorAdegbite, Wale
dc.contributor.authorAkinwale, Layi
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-12T11:18:03Z
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-27T15:00:09Z
dc.date.available2014-11-12T11:18:03Z
dc.date.available2018-10-27T15:00:09Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationAdegbite, Wale and Akinwale, Layi (2008). The Limitations of Yoruba-English Bilingual Undergraduate Students in the Expression of Yoruba Greetings. In Ndimele, O.; Udoh, I. L. and Anyawu, O. (Eds.) Critical Issues in the Study of Linguistics, Languages and Literatures in Nigeria. A Festschrift for C. M. B. Brann. Port Harcourt: Linguistic Association of Nigeria, M and J. Grand Orbit communications Ltd and Emhai Press, pp. 165 - 184.en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the limited ability of some Yoruba-English speakers to express Yoruba greetings in either Yoruba or English. The responses of 120 Yoruba-English bilingual undergraduate students in a Nigerian university were elicited via the questionnaire and interview techniques and then analysed to determine, first, the strategies employed by the students in the expression of greetings and, second, their levels of competence in expressing greetings in both languages. The findings revealed that the students expressed the greetings via specific or general (socially acceptable), individual non-acceptable, and silence (no response) forms in both Yoruba and English; and that they found it more problematic to express greetings in English than in Yoruba. It was concluded that the non-expression of greetings as well as inability to express greetings appropriately is fast becoming a habit among the youths and that education and enlightenment efforts should be made to reverse this retrogressive trend.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherLinguistic Association of Nigeriaen_US
dc.subjectYoruba greetingsen_US
dc.subjectYoruba native speakersen_US
dc.subjectExpressing greetings in Yorubaen_US
dc.subjectStrategies of expressing Yoruba in Englishen_US
dc.titleThe Limitations of Yoruba-English Bilingual Undergraduate Students in the Expression of Yoruba Greetingsen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.coverage.geographicalNigeriaen_US
dc.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.facultiesArtsen_US
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dc.pages.totalpages20en_US


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