JOLAN is a professional, double blind peer-reviewed international journal published by the Linguistic Association of Nigeria. The journal provides a platform for serious, well-researched and original papers or research reports in any area of linguistics, language, literature, culture, information science, communication studies and other related fields.

We accept manuscripts written in English, French and any Nigerian language. Papers written in languages apart from English must have another abstract and keywords written in English. Authors are always welcome to submit their manuscripts for publication consideration. As a multi-disciplinary journal, JOLAN accepts papers which adopt either the LSA, MLA or APA style sheet, provided the author is consistent.

JOLAN receives manuscripts all year round through Manuscripts submitted for publication consideration should have the following: appropriate abstract with relevant keywords (minimum of 3 and maximum of 6), methodology i.e. how the work is done; the problem i.e. the gap identified which the study seeks to fill; the aims/objectives and specific contribution(s) to knowledge. All the materials cited in the body of the work should appear in the list of References. Manuscripts for publication, book reviews, and all correspondence on editorial matters should be sent electronically to:

Oye Taiwo 
The Editor: JOLAN
Department of Linguistics and African Languages,
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Published: 2022-05-30

The Phono-Syntax of Pronoun System in Àbèsàbèsì

Taiwo O. Agoyi, Oluseyi S. Emmanuel


Cognitive Semantic Analysis of Shehu Sani’s Poem for the Broom

Aboh Sopuruchi Christian, Awolor Toochukwu M., Ezema Chinenye Anthonia


Acoustic Evidence for a Tonal Negative Marker in Ẹdo

Osaigbovo Evbuomwan, Perpetual Usenbo


The consonant system of Alege

Bosco Okolo-obi, Roseline I. C. Alerechi, Ebitare F. Obikudo


Lexical Ambiguity in Urhobo

Bestman, Esegbuyiota Odeh, Peter, Ada Achadu, Sopuruchi Christian Aboh

156 - 165

The Linguistic Status of Use̩n

Ameze Franca Ogbeifun, Oye Taiwo

248 - 263