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ERIC Number: EJ238940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
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The Sociolinguistic Basis of Yoruba Personal Names.
Akinnaso, F. Niyi
Anthropological Linguistics, v22 n7 p275-304 Oct 1980
Suggests the outlines of a theory of how sociocultural and grammatical knowledge are integrated in the construction of personal names and how such knowledge can be retrieved from surface linguistic forms. Draws on anthropological and linguistic procedures to analyse the Yoruba personal naming system and the sociolinguistic principles that underly it. (MES)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa