Nigerian Pidgin in Lagos: Language Contact, Variation and Change in an African Urban Setting
This sociolinguistic study of Nigerian Pidgin, an English-based contact language widely used in Nigeria alongside Standard English and nearly 500 indigenous languages, argues that though Nigerian Pidgin is lexically based on English, it is a language in its own right with a stable structure, important functions, and potential for further development.
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Nigerian Pidgin in its sociolinguistic context
Aspects of language variation and change in Nigeria
problems and prospects
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