Sociolinguistics / Translation (french-english)
At the Foreign Languages department office
Appointment on Visitation important
Topic: Translation Studies And Language Education
Description: My research is oriented towards enlightening individuals and institutions on the importance of Translation and Interpretation as a unifying force in the world and shedding light on the task of translating and interpreting which people normally misconstrue as mere replacing of the words of one language by those of another language.My research into teaching and learning of French language and Translation also highlights the importance of acquiring a second language in this era of globalization, with particular reference to the advantage of fluency in French in the ECOWAS sub-region. French being the second international language could lead to improved international relations and peaceful co-habitation globally.
|1.||Ph.D (Sociolinguistics / Translation Studies)||Department of Language Sciences and Communications / University of Abomey-Calavi, Republic of Benin||2020|
Yoruba Language, Technology and Literary Translation Involving French-Yoruba Novels
Today, in Nigeria, literary works of Yoruba authors have been translated into French albeit few. This may be due to the disparity in the age of orthography and culture of the two languages.The aim of this paper is to expose how much Yoruba-translation has evolved over the years and the role of modern technology tools in this regard.A quantitative approach is adopted , going from the historical background of Yoruba literacy, its autography, the beginning of Translation both in the French and Yoruba Societies to effect of technology tools of today on the ease of translation in this language pair (French - Yoruba)The study may lead to improving the presence of Yoruba language in ICT on one hand and increase in the translation of Yoruba Novels into French on the other hand.This should lead to the spread of Yoruba language and Culture to the Francophone world and may improve the tourism sector of the country. This in turn should lead to increase in revenue and economic growth of the country.
OYE ADETOLA is a Lecturer I at the Department of Foreign Languages
OYE has a Ph.D in Sociolinguistics / Translation Studies from Department of Language Sciences and Communications / University of Abomey-Calavi, Republic of Benin