Nigerian Pidgin in Lagos: Language Contact, Variation and Change in an African Urban Setting

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Battlebridge, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 274 pages
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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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Dagmar Deuber is assistant professor at the University of Freiburg in Germany.

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