Nominalization in Igbo Language: A Morphological Approach

  • TN Udemmadu


Nominalization is a process of creating nouns from other word classes. The Igbo language as a verbal language derives so many nominal from verbs. Some scholars of Igbo studies are not well informed on how so many nominal have their root or etymology on verb roots. In the light of this background, the researcher decides to embark on this exercise in other to throw more lights on how some nouns originate from verbs through derivational  processes. The data for this research work was gathered through simple unstructured selection of lexical items in the language. The analysis of the data was through morphological processes. Some of the findings among other things reveal that through prefixation, suffixation, and denominal Igbo language form nouns from verbs. This work will benefit linguists and Igbo scholars.

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