Critical Issues in the Study of Linguistics, Languages & Literatures in Nigeria
A Festschrift for Conrad Max Benedict Brann
Ozo-mekuri Ndimele, Imelda Icheji Lawrence Udoh & Ogbonna Anyanwu (eds.)
University of Port Harcourt, University of Uyo
The book contains thirty-five (35) well-researched papers on virtually all genres in the study of languages, linguistics and literatures in Nigeria. The papers were carefully selected from a pool of over 100 papers read at the 21st Annual Conference of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria which was devoted to Professor Emeritus Conrad Max Benedict Brann to celebrate his immense contribution to quality scholarship, particularly in sociolinguistics and language education in Nigeria. These 35 papers are representatives of the current state of research in linguistics, languages and literatures in Nigeria. The book addresses the needs of a variety of readers. First, it will serve as an invaluable reference material for researchers interested in the study of both secular and formal areas of linguistics as well as literatures in Nigeria. It will also cater for the needs of absolute beginners in the study of languages, linguistics and literatures. There are a number of papers focusing on language documentation, which is a new focus of interest in the study of languages in Nigeria. A great many Nigerian languages, including the three (3) major ones: Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba, are at varying stages of endangerment, which makes language documentation in Nigeria an urgent exercise.
ISBN 9783862884599. Lincom Studies in African Linguistics 89. 601pp. 2013.