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Lexicological Models for Technical Discourse in French and Yoruba: A Comparative Study

By Society For Research And Academic Excellence  et al

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Many African languages, though developed enough to cater to the everyday linguistic needs of their locutors, seem not to be very well suited for technical discourse, often not displaying the necessary objectivity and precision in their rendition of technical matters.
Lexicological Models for Technical Discourse in French and Yoruba: A Comparative Study
 
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Abstract

The modern exigencies of a technological age demand the use of specially evolved linguistic features to render scientific and technological realities. An anecdotal style displaying subjectivity and imprecision would be out of keeping with the present widely adopted scientific culture of the times. This paper proposes technical terms in Yoruba, an African language, using French as a model. The aim is to facilitate technical thinking through teaching African children how to use their own indigenous language to express technical phenomena. In the long term, this linguistic initiative is expected to kick start the process of technological development on the continent.

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Society For Research And Academic Excellence

Society For Research And Academic Excellence

Based in University of Nigeria, Nsukka, this academic society is incorporated in Nigeria to encourage brilliant and enterprising research scholars, both young and experienced, to make known the results of their hard work for the good of the nation and the world. The Society accepts research initiatives for publications and mentors potential scholars to achieve their vision.
Priye E. Iyalla–amadi

Priye E. Iyalla–amadi

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