ESSENTIAL LINGUISTIC KNOWLEDGE ON FRENCH AND ENGLISH LANGUAGES

Sunday Abraham Unubi, Ebunlomo Comfort Bello

Abstract


This paper investigates and delivers essential linguistic knowledge on French and English languages to the entire readership in the field of general linguistics. Knowledge, according to the old maxim, is power. The essential linguistic knowledge on the languages under study, as supplied by the researchers here includes how their names came to be, their locations and ethnographies, their genetic and typological classifications as well as their sociolinguistic situations and dialectal issues. Doubtlessly, this kind of philological, genetic and typological linguistic knowledge is highly necessary for linguists, students and language admirers, as it empowers them to create a section on basic linguistic information about these languages when carrying out studies or researches involving any branch of linguistics (morphology, phonology, syntax, etc.) in any of the two languages, especially in their introductory portions.

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French, English

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