Paper Title
The Linguistic Taboos in Yoruba Society and Their Relevance to Teaching – Learning in Nigerian Secondary Schools

This study analysed some Yoruba language taboos which is one of the very unique department of knowledge of Yoruba study. During the course of the study, answers were sought to the following questions : What is a taboo? What is the underlying philosophy of linguistic taboo as a matter of particularity and emphasis in Yoruba society ? Also, an indepth analysis of some linguistic taboos,,words used as their substitute and why ?were carried out. The study also considered relevance of linguistic taboos to teaching and learning in secondary schools Some recommendations were made on the teaching and learning of linguistic taboos in schools