Tribe, Tongue, Enculturation Threatened

  • E Chukwu


Intra- and Inter-problems of a language threaten the locale of the language as well as the offshoot’s enculturation via such a language. The success of this threat precariously placed the owners of the language on the pedestal of rootlessness as language is the vehicle for conveying habits, practices and worlds values (philosophies) of a tribe. This paper examines the intra-problems bedeviling the Igbo language, the Inter problems hamstringing its progress, a review of the attempts to halt the language momentum of rolling downhill, and a food for thought for all of us to make spirited endeavour to check the erosion of this live-wire of our cultural root.

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