publication . Article . 2013

New Trends in Yorùbá Personal Names among Yorùbá Christians

Reuben Olúwáfẹ́mi Ìkọ̀tún;
Open Access German
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Linguistik Online (issn: 1615-3014, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Bern
Abstract
In this paper, we examine new trends in Yorùbá personal names that are first names among Yorùbá Christians. The data used include data drawn from previous studies on Yorùbá personal names, the lists of names of the candidates of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board of Nigeria the lists of staff of three Nigerian universities, some attendance registers of pupils in nursery, primary and secondary schools as well as participant observation. We show that the European or established Churches and the newly founded autochthonous Nigerian Churches have different influences on Yorùbá naming system and tradition-based Yorùbá personal or first names. We also indica...
Subjects
free text keywords: Computational linguistics. Natural language processing, P98-98.5, Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar, P101-410
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