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 A Reflection on Development of Indigenous Languages for Knowledge Creation and Sharing in a Globalising World: A Case of Esan Language, Nigeria

Version 1 : Received: 17 July 2018 / Approved: 19 July 2018 / Online: 19 July 2018 (06:34:37 CEST)

How to cite: Obinyan, G.A.; Aziegbe, M.E.  A Reflection on Development of Indigenous Languages for Knowledge Creation and Sharing in a Globalising World: A Case of Esan Language, Nigeria. Preprints 2018, 2018070349 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0349.v1). Obinyan, G.A.; Aziegbe, M.E.  A Reflection on Development of Indigenous Languages for Knowledge Creation and Sharing in a Globalising World: A Case of Esan Language, Nigeria. Preprints 2018, 2018070349 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0349.v1).

Abstract

Humanity, culture, societal development and language issues are mutually reinforcing much as they are intricately interwoven in a non-ceasing dynamic interrelationships within the matrix defined by language standardization or development, acquisition and use that mostly take up central place as unifying and propelling forces in language discourse. Within the confines of globalization which is neither homogenization nor convergence; but the beginning of drawing on the strength of indigenous capabilities to create knowledge ecology that would enliven socio-economic and scientific development of the world in far reaching interconnectivities and relationships across every clime, issues pertaining to language development, acquisition and use become imperative. It is against this background that this paper examines the development/standardization, acquisition and use of Esan language as one of several Nigerian indigenous languages to promote scientific and technological development through knowledge creation, preservation and dissemination. The obsession of using western model and epistemological outlook to achieve appropriate scientific and technological development to the utter neglect of home grown and culturally distilled efforts were also examined. In the light of the dare consequences and the harsh conditions globalization imposes on developing nations, this paper highlights standardization and use of indigenous languages in chatting appropriate trajectory for effectual developmental efforts in fast shrinking contemporary world.

Subject Areas

humanity; culture; development and language; globalization; indigenous capabilities; knowledge creation and technological development

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