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Name: Felix  Abídèmí Fábùnmi
Institution: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
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State and/or Country: Nigeria   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Yoruba
Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo
Selected Publications: Notes on Tense and Aspects in the Ijesa Dialect of Yoruba.

A Linguistic Introduction to the Mofoli Dialect of Yoruba.

Dialectological Perspectives of Language Attrition among the Yoruba.

The pedagogical Effects of Learning Yoruba in Dialectological Perspectives.

Iyisodi Ninu Mofoli:Eka-Ede Yoruba(Negation In Mofoli:A Yoruba Dialect).

The Status of Yoruba Dialects in Communicative Competence and Language Proficiency.

Contextualised Theory of Beauties as a Pivot in Yoruba Oratures.

A GPSG Appraisal of Sequential Distributions of Auxiliary Verbs in Ijesa Dialect of Yoruba.

Aspect of the Syntax of Mofoli: A Yoruba Dialect.

Pronouns and Interrogative Markers in the Mofoli Dialect of Yoruba.

An Autosegmental Approach to the Interface between Syntax and Tone in Yoruba.

Silebu OLohun Oke Ninu Eka-Ede Mofoli (High Tone Syllable In Mofoli).

Is Yoruba an Endangered Language?
Announced on LINGUIST :  Current Perspectives in Phono-Syntax and Dialectology
 Readings in African Dialectology and Applied Linguistics
Courses Taught: Introduction to General Phonetics.

The Yoruba Dialects.

Yoruba Phonology and Morphology.

Grammar of the Yoruba Language from the Earliest to the Present.

Use of Yoruba.

Topics in Yoruba Syntax.
Dissertation Abstract: Tense and Aspect in the Mòfòlí Dialect of Yorùbá



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