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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Name: Offiong  Ani Offiong (IPA: ɔfiɔñ ani ɔfiɔñ)
Institution: University of Calabar
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State and/or Country: Nigeria   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Specialty: Basic Phonological Processes in Efik and sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Efik
Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo
Selected Publications: 1. A Linguistic Approach to Munier's Play
2. Efik Pronouns
3. Basic Phonolgical Processes in Efik
4.CODE SWITCHING AS A COUNTENANCE OF LANGUAGE INTERFERENCE: THE CASE OF THE EFIK BILINGUAL
5.Languages in Contact: The Case of Efik and English
6.On Efik Affixes
7. Language Interference: A Case of Efik-English Bilinguals
8.On Efik Nouns
9.DEPRIVATION AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES: A CASE OF CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA.
10.The Efik Language: A Sociolinguistic Profile.
11. EFIK MORPHOLOGICAL PROCESSES
12. Language choice and family language policy in inter-ethnic marriages in South-Eastern Nigeria



Courses Taught: Introduction to Phonology
Topics In Morphology
Introduction To Linguistics
African Morphology
Linguistic and Literature
Psycholinguistics
Phonemic Analysis
Introduction to Mass Communication and Semiotics
English in the Nigerian Setting
Dissertation Abstract: Direct and Reverse Interference: The case of English and Efik
Academic Paper Abstract: Deprivation and Development of Indigenous Languages: An evaluation of cross river state in Nigeria
Efik Morphological Process
Language choice and family language policy in inter-ethnic marriages in South-Eastern Nigeria



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