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Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN 1387-6759
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9897
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Abstract

This paper studies the verbs that result from contact between English and Yorùbá languages. Using data generated from informal discussions, it discusses two of the categories of lexical verbs in use in Yorùbá-English code-mixing. The first type, clean verbs, originate from each of the languages in contact and are interchangeable; the second type, hybrid verbs, is a creation that results from language contact. The study concludes that these features of the verb are part of the grammatical basis of the Yorùbá-English code-mixing.
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2008-01-01
2019-12-05
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): code-mixing , English/Yorùbá and hybrid verbs
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