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Name: Olufunmilayo  Mosunmola Ogunkeye
Institution: University of Jos
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: Nigeria   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Morphology
Pragmatics
Semantics
Translation
Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English
Yoruba
Language Family(ies): Benue-Congo
Selected Publications: The Lexical Organization of Yoruba Compounds;
Yoruba Serial Verb Construction;
The apparent u-initial words in Yoruba;
Incorporation in Yoruba;
The lexical Status of N-N and N-V compounds in Yoruba;
Bilingualism and the Teaching of English and French in Nigeria
Nigerian languages and the global community; An Appraisal of A Dictionary of the Yoruba Language
Politenes Strategies and Intercultural Communication: the case of Yoruba and Nigerian English
Interpreting Discourse Particles in Yorùbá
Courses Taught: Morphology;
Semantics;
Lexicography;
Applied Linguistics
Pragmatics
Reviewer of: Linking Elements in Compounds (LL Issue 25.528)



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