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Name: Imelda  Icheji Udoh
Institution: University of Uyo
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State and/or Country: Nigeria   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Interlanguage Phonology
Subject Language(s): Legbo
Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo
Selected Publications: 1.Udoh, I. I. (2004), ‘Ghost Consonants and Lenition in Leggbo’, Journal of West African Languages, 31.1, pp 47-63.
2. Udoh, I. I. (2004a), ‘Leggbo Compounds’, Kiabara, vol. 10.1 University of Port Harcourt, pp 45-56.
3.Udoh, I. I. (2004), Leggbo Lexicon, Port Harcourt : Emhai Press.
4.Hyman, Larry and Imelda Udoh (2003), ‘Tone Mapping in Leggbo’ Frankfurter Africanistsische Blatter,15:121-139
5.Hyman, Larry M. and Imelda Udoh, (2006), ‘Relic Noun Class Structure in Leggbo’, Studies in African Linguistics, Supplement 11, pp 75-99.
Courses Taught: General Linguistics
Phonemic Analysis
Field Methods & Research Methodology
The Linguistic situation in Nigeria

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