Fagbenga Agoro OYENIYI(1),

(1) Department of Yoruba School of Secondary Education (Languages) Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate
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Several scholarly articles have written on l ok and lbut its usefulness and acceptability have not received scholarly attention. This is the gap this study intends to fill. This study therefore examined the frequency of use, acceptability, benefits and ranking of typologies of l okand Las indigenous communication methods by the Yorin the contemporary time. This study adopted purposive sampling technique to select respondents from Ibadan, Osogbo, Abeokuta and Akure, with 100 respondents randomly sampled in each of these towns; making a total of 400 participants. The respondents were purposively drawn from the elders, hunters, IfPriests, chiefs, royalty and laymen using observation and interview. Data were analysed using tables, cross tabulations, frequency counts and simple percentages. The reliability coefficients of 78% and 76.3% were computed for the observation and interview schedules respectively. The study revealed that l okand Lare still popular as Yorcommunication methods in this contemporary time. Its benefits include secrecy, clarity of expression, diplomacy and it is socio-political and economical when distances separating interacting locations in terms of physical, sociological and economical were wide. Typologies of land okin Yorsymbolic representation are Red Clothe, (Aso Pupa), rag (Akinsa),palm fronds (m and African fig tree leaves (Ew?d) and general type of Yordrums ( are Iy (talking drum), S Gand Adamo. It was recommended that Youths should be motivated to imbibe skills of encoding and decoding messages in l okand Land more studies should be conducted to ensure proper documentation and hidden land okshould be exposed.


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