A Comparative Analysis of Lexical Prepositions in the Ibibio and Igbo Languages
作者: Christian Sopuruchi IbenemeComfort Nwuka EzebuiloJoy Charles Ibeneme
作者单位: 1University of Nigeria, Nigeria
刊名: Macrolinguistics, 2018, Vol.6 (9), pp.36-45
来源数据库: The Learned Press
DOI: 10.26478/ja2018.6.9.3
关键词: Lexical prepositionsIbibio languageIgbo languageAfrican languages
原始语种摘要: This paper aims at comparing the lexical prepositions of the Ibibio and Igbo languages. Its objectives are to identify what constitute lexical prepositions in Ibibio and Igbo and highlight the similarities and differences between Ibibio and Igbo lexical prepositions. The Ibibio data used for analysis were elicited from two Ibibio native speakers whereas Igbo data were obtained through introspection. The Ibibio and Igbo data were analysed descriptively. The findings of the research reveal that the lexical prepositions obtainable in Ibibio are ke ‘to, in, for, at’, mme ‘with’, anọ ‘from’, and ito/nto ‘from’. In Igbo, some of the lexical prepositions include: na ‘to, in, at, from’, maka ‘for’, and gbasara ‘about’. The similarity observed between Ibibio and Igbo lexical prepositions is that...
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  • lexical 词汇的
  • unmarked 未标志
  • preposition 介词
  • introspection 自我测量
  • language 语言
  • obtainable 可获得的
  • notable 值得注意的
  • English 英语英国的英国人的英语的
  • occur 产生
  • other 别的