Languages in Competition: The Struggle for Supremacy Among Nigeria's Major Languages, English and Pidgin
Using both qualitative and quantitative research methods, the authors investigate the issue of language conflict situations in Nigeria resulting from the contact of Nigeria's indigenous languages with one another as well as with English and Pidgin English. The study captures patterns of language preference with the help of a survey of language attitudes and loyalties covering five Nigerian states. This book provides essential material for researchers and students in Sociolinguistics and Applied Linguistics as well as for educationists and language policy specialists.
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The dominance of English
Role status and development
Its development and prospects
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1000 respondents Adegbija Ajami Arabic areas attitude chapter colonial Crowther cultural dominance of English English and NP English in Nigeria Freetown future lingua franca Hausa Igbo Northern Hausa language Hausa MT respondents Hausa speakers Igbo and Yoruba Igbo language Igbo Northern Southern Igboanusi 2002b indigenous languages Katsina Lagos language group language in Nigeria language planning language policy Least number lingua franca literature minority 4 Southern minority language speakers minority languages minority minority Total missionaries Mother tongue Yoruba multilingualism national language Niger Nigerian languages Nigerian Pidgin non-literate northern Nigeria Northern Southern Row Number of 201 Number of respondents official language orthography political preferred language programmes promotion questionnaire regional respondents 20.1 respondents preferred Rivers dialects role Second highest number second language southern minority spoken spread of Hausa Standard Yoruba three major languages tongue Yoruba Hausa University of Ibadan variety vocabulary WAPE West Africa writing Yoruba Hausa Igbo Yoruba language Yorubaland