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Color Terms And Lexical Classes In Krahn/Wobé, Janet Mueller Bing Dec 1991

Color Terms And Lexical Classes In Krahn/Wobé, Janet Mueller Bing

English Faculty Publications

Many West African languages lack a separate category of adjectives; Krahn and Wobé are also said to lack this lexical class. However, an examination of color terms in the Gborbo dialect of Liberian Krahn reveals a class of words which are neither nouns or verbs After describing the syntactic behavior of nouns and verbs and color nouns and verbs, it is shown that a third class of color words must be considered adjectives. The data supports proposals by Givón and Dixon that, universally, lexical categories are semantically based.


W.E.B Dubois And The Use Of Social Science And Fiction In The Fight Against American Racism 1897-1911, Bruce Edward Twyman Apr 1991

W.E.B Dubois And The Use Of Social Science And Fiction In The Fight Against American Racism 1897-1911, Bruce Edward Twyman

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

Between 1897 and 1911, W.E.B. Du Bois was vigorously involved in the fight against American racism. In this struggle he used both social scientific methodology and fiction. However, he decided that social science would be his primary tool. Du Bois thought racism was based on misconceptions, and he believed these could be overcome with scientific studies. This thesis will examine how DuBois developed his scientific beliefs, and the extent to which Booker T. Washington and his supporters obstructed DuBois's scientific plans. In this regard, the thesis will explore the special significance of his first novel, The Quest ...


Buchi Emecheta : A Novelist's Image Of Nigerian Women, Kirstin Lynne Ellsworth Mar 1991

Buchi Emecheta : A Novelist's Image Of Nigerian Women, Kirstin Lynne Ellsworth

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

Nigerian novelist Buchi Emecheta writes about the lives of twentieth century Nigerian women. Living during the post-World War II decades of British colonialism, and the subsequent move towards Nigerian Independence in the 1950s, Emecheta's women are affected by some of the most dramatic social and cultural changes in their country's history. Colonialism brings with it abrupt changes in the degree of political power held by Nigerians in their own country, and fosters the urbanization and expansion of market centers like Lagos, based on exploitative systems of raw material extraction for the colonial power. Imposing an increasingly western sensibility ...


Shape X2 Keto 2.Jpg, Angelo Park Mar 1991

Shape X2 Keto 2.Jpg, Angelo Park

angelo park

Shape X2 Keto Reviews involvement and test are the wellspring of examples of overcoming adversity, since when you get more fit with it, the personal satisfaction improves so much that you can design another objective throughout everyday life.
What about changing your activity in the event that you don’t feel well in the present place of employment? Or on the other hand the spot of habitation, with a difference in home from the loud city to the wide open, where everybody knows everybody. Shape X2 Keto Reviews understanding and test can be utilized as an impression of the encounters ...


Nasality In Kisi, George Tucker Childs Jan 1991

Nasality In Kisi, George Tucker Childs

Applied Linguistics Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper presents the various manifestations of nasality in Kisi, a Mel language belonging to the Southern Branch of (West) Atlantic. In this language, as in many West African languages, nasality plays a prominent role in the language's sound system and grammar. Nasality in Kisi is realized phonetically on both consonants and vowels and phonologically on consonants. There are even cases of 'spontaneous nasalization', situations in which there is no nearby nasal segment to contribute the nasal feature. Nasality may also function in the morphology and is used expressively for emphasis. The findings reported here will be of use ...


Fafa By Ebou Dibba, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith Jan 1991

Fafa By Ebou Dibba, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith

Goodrich Scholarship Faculty Publications

With the "coming if age" of African literature, a new generation of African writers are accessing publishing avenues such as the Macmillan Publishing Company's "M" series.


The Last Harmattan Of Alusine Dunbar By Syl Cheney-Coker, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith Jan 1991

The Last Harmattan Of Alusine Dunbar By Syl Cheney-Coker, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith

Goodrich Scholarship Faculty Publications

A reenactment of the Edenic plunder. The setting? Anglophone Anywhere, West Africa. The time? Pre- colonial, colonial, and postcolonial period. The action? The brigandage and plunder of Africa, the old yet new drama of the psychological and political effects of duplicity, and the near-genocidal tendency inherent in the lack of communal cohesiveness. What follows is all too familiar.


Funeral Rites Among Ashanti Immigrants In Toronto: A Case Study (Ontario), Paul Adjin-Tettey Jan 1991

Funeral Rites Among Ashanti Immigrants In Toronto: A Case Study (Ontario), Paul Adjin-Tettey

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

The Ashantis are well known for their strict observance and co-operation during funeral rites. I attempt to answer the following questions: To what extent do the Ashantis who have migrated to Canada still hold on to indigenous concepts and funeral practices? By virtue of their being in two worlds what difficulties come their way if they try to follow indigenous practice to its letter? What innovations have been introduced into their funeral rites? Can a symbol or procedure be radically altered and yet perceived as the same? In a foreign context does ritual retain its unifying function? The method for ...


The Nwagu Aneke Project, Donatus Nwoga, Chukwuma Azuonye, Nelson Okonkwo, Pat Ndukwe, O. S. Ogwueleka, F. U. Okafor, P. N. Ngwu, Iroha Udeh Dec 1990

The Nwagu Aneke Project, Donatus Nwoga, Chukwuma Azuonye, Nelson Okonkwo, Pat Ndukwe, O. S. Ogwueleka, F. U. Okafor, P. N. Ngwu, Iroha Udeh

Chukwuma Azuonye

The Nwagu Aneke script is a syllabic system of writing, among the riverian Igbo people of Umuleri in the Omambala (Anambra) basin of present day Anambra State of Nigeria. A system which occupies a well-established niche in the history of writing, syllabic writing has traditionally been categorised as an intermediate stage between phoneticized pictographic and alphabetic systems. However, as this research project intends to demonstrate, the more we can understand the provenance, nature and other aspects of the script, the more we can understand certain aspects of the evolution of writing systems on which there is doubt, debate or paucity ...


Reminiscences Of The Odunke Community Of Artists, 1966-1990, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 1990

Reminiscences Of The Odunke Community Of Artists, 1966-1990, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

No abstract provided.


Oberlin's Sierra Leone Saltcellar: Documenting A Bicultural Dialogue, Kathy Curnow Dec 1990

Oberlin's Sierra Leone Saltcellar: Documenting A Bicultural Dialogue, Kathy Curnow

Kathy Curnow

Oberlin College's Allen Art Museum owns an ivory saltcellar made by a West African artist for a Portuguese client in the late 15th or early 16th century in Sierra Leone. The artist had to consider what foreign and local features to include in this export piece; it conforms in shape to European cups or chalices and depicts some Portuguese, but also includes what appears to be a local motif of dogs confronting snakes. The facial style is decidedly local, resembling the prognathous faces of contemporaneous stone sculptures. The saltcellar is topped with an image of the kneeling Virgin Mary ...