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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: Eyo  Offiong Mensah (IPA: ejo ofion mensa)
Institution: University of Calabar
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State and/or Country: Cross River State
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Selected Publications: Negation in Efik
A Morphological Analysis of Efik Verbs
Lexical Innovation in Efik
On Efik Nouns
A Critique of the Efik orthography
Person and Number in Efik
Courses Taught: Structure of Efik/Ibibio
Introduction to Linguistics
Writing Systems
Use of English and Communication Skills
Dissertation Abstract: Efik Morphology: A study of word structure in generative grammar
Academic Paper Abstract: Language choice and family language policy in inter-ethnic marriages in South-Eastern Nigeria

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