International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Borrowing Devices in Yorùbá Terminography
Komolafe, Olusanya Ezekiel

In the existing literatures on Yorùbá terminography, not all the devices of borrowing are adequately accounted for inspite of the fact that these devices are exploited. Not only that, the borrowing devices recognized are not sytematically and uniformly classified. For instance, Bamgbose (1984) recognises dialect borrowing and loanwords while Awobuluyi (1994) discusses loan translation in addition to dialect and external borrowing. Owolabi (2004, 2006) describes only loanwords. Olubode-Sawe (2010) discusses intralingual borrowing, borrowing, loan translation and loan blend. With data collected from some main Yorùbá terminology works viz., Federal Ministry of Education (FME) (1980), Bamgbose (1984), Awobuluyi (1990), NERDC (1991), Odetayo (1993), and Olubode-Sawe (2010), and language users the current work gives a sytematic and detailed description of the borrowing devices as applied in Yorùbá terminography.

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