Lexicological Models for Technical Discourse in French and Yoruba: A Comparative Study
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The modern exigencies of a technological age demand the use of specially evolved linguistic features to render scientific and technological realities. An anecdotal style displaying subjectivity and imprecision would be out of keeping with the present widely adopted scientific culture of the times. This paper proposes technical terms in Yoruba, an African language, using French as a model. The aim is to facilitate technical thinking through teaching African children how to use their own indigenous language to express technical phenomena. In the long term, this linguistic initiative is expected to kick start the process of technological development on the continent.
About the Authors
Priye E. Iyalla–amadi