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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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LANGUAGE AND CULTURE AMONG THE YORUBA: A STUDY OF ARGOT, CANT, JARGONS AND SLANG AS FORERUNNERS OF NEW IDIOMS AND IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY


Volume 13, Issue 3, November 2015, Pages 669–676

 LANGUAGE AND CULTURE AMONG THE YORUBA: A STUDY OF ARGOT, CANT, JARGONS AND SLANG AS FORERUNNERS OF NEW IDIOMS AND IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS  IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Dayo Akanmu1 and Ajetunmobi Rasheed O.2

1 School of Languages, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto/Ijanikin, P.M.B 007, Festac Town, Lagos, Nigeria
2 History Department, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 31 July 2015

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Argot, cant, jargons and slang are phenomenal forerunners of new idioms and idiomatic expressions in Yoruba. They are universal phenomenon and aspects of social language that cannot be underestimated in every sense of functional human society where language and culture are seen as natural, divine and systematic in the 21st century. This paper attempts to discuss the historical evolution, definition, denotative and connotative meanings of this sociolect especially in relation to the existence and emergence of new idioms and idiomatic expressions in Yoruba with a view to highlighting their similarities and differencia specifica.

Author Keywords: social language, Yoruba, language and culture, idiomatic expressions, new idioms.


How to Cite this Article


Dayo Akanmu and Ajetunmobi Rasheed O., “LANGUAGE AND CULTURE AMONG THE YORUBA: A STUDY OF ARGOT, CANT, JARGONS AND SLANG AS FORERUNNERS OF NEW IDIOMS AND IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 669–676, November 2015.