The Morphology of Yoruba Nominals in Ilorin Dialect
Mohammed Aminu Mu'azu & Hussaini Zubairu
University of Maiduguri-Nigeria; Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies, Maiduguri
This book presents the first ever-systematic analysis of The Morphology of Yoruba Nominals in Ilorin Dialect, a language of the Benue-Congo sub-group of the Niger-Kordofanian phyla spoken by 30 million speakers found in south-western Nigeria and some part of Benin and Togo Republics. In Nigeria, they are located in the extreme south-west of the country, and some few speakers are located in the Middle-Belt of northern part of the country.
The book is divided into five chapters: the first part discusses the geographical areas of the people, historical origin, and its linguistic classification as well as dialects of the language. The second part treats nominal morphology of the language i.e. nouns, adjectives and adverbs. The third part of the book discusses nominal morphological processes of the language, identifying the followings: affixation, reduplication and modification. The fourth part discuses Yoruba nominal syllable structure establishing three types of open/ closed syllable in the nominal form of the language while, the last chapter treats dialectal variation between the standard and Ilorin dialects of the language.
The authors Mohammed Aminu Muazu and Hussaini Zubairu are graduates of linguistics, University of Maiduguri-Nigeria. Mohammed Aminu Muazu is presently an associate professor and lecturer in the Department of Languages and Linguistics, University of Maiduguri while, Hussaini Zubairu is also a lecturer at the Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies, Maiduguri-Nigeria.
ISBN 9783862880928. Linguistics Edition 83. 90pp. 2011.