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Yorùbá Yé Mi

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Fehintola Mosadomi, University of Texas, Austin

Pub Date: 2014

ISBN 13: 9781937963026

Publisher: COERLL

Language: English

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Reviewed by Robert Sanders, Assoc. Prof. of Spanish (BA French, PhD Spanish, 10 years experience directing a large first year Spanish program), Portland State University on 2/8/17

This beginning Yoruba textbook has all of the basic components I would expect: a focus on four skills and functions ranging from greetings and descriptions to planning, shopping, food, clothing, housing, and medical attention, starting with the... read more


Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 - Orí Kìíní | Greetings
  • Chapter 2 - Orí Kejì | My Classroom
  • Chapter 3 - Orí Kẹta | Mark The Date
  • Chapter 4 - Orí Kẹrin | What Time Do We Meet?
  • Chapter 5 - Orí Karùnún | My Family Tree
  • Chapter 6 - Orí Kẹfà | Shop With
  • Chapter 7 - Orí Keje | Let's Find Something To Eat!
  • Chapter 8 - Orí Kẹjọ | Are You Feeling Good Today
  • Chapter 9 - Orí Kẹsànán | My Work Place
  • Chapter 10 - Orí Kẹwàá | Home Sweet Home!
  • Chapter 11 - Orí Kọkànlá | Nice Style!
  • Chapter 12 - Orí Kejìlá | Campus Life

About the Book

The Yorùbá Yé Mi textbook, combined with an open access, multi-media website at, is an interactive, communicative, introductory Yorùbá program. It provides college/university students with basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of language learning in Yorùbá. It exposes the learner not only to Yorùbá language in meaningful situations but also to the culture of the Yorùbá-speaking people of South-western Nigeria. It contains effective techniques for teaching and learning Yorùbá including tones, and is userfriendly in its approach.

About the Contributors


Fehintola Mosadomi is assistant professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies.

She holds a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary linguistics with a minor in Francophone studies from Tulane University, with two master’s degrees from the University of Delaware.

Her research interests include Yoruba language, culture and history, Yoruba women and Creole studies.

Dr. Mosadomi is a poet, who has authored several articles in books and journals on Creole studies, African language and gender, African linguistics and pedagogy. She is completing her manuscript on Yoruba grammar.

Dr. Mosadomi was awarded the Dana-Dartmouth Fellowship, was a Fellow at the Center for Research on Women at Tulane University, and is a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. She received a grant from Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services for Yoruba technology.