• Language Attitude in Nigeria
    caused Nigerians tp preference of the English language to their indigenous language, English has now become the language of authority in Nigeria today due to its importance. Nigerians have developed a positive attitude towards the English language and with this pertinent to state that the English...
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  • The English Language, a Sine Qua Non for Nation Building
    The English Language, a Sine Qua Non for Nation Building By Nneka Umera-Okeke (Mrs) Department of English Language and Literature Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe P.M. B. 1734, Onitsha Anambra State, Nigeria E-mail: nne.supreme@yahoo.com A Paper Presented to the Students of...
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  • Multilingualism
    in Nigeria. In the various attempts at language policy and planning in Nigeria, recognition has been accorded to the major languages, and to some extent, languages of state importance, to the detriment of those in the minority category. Such overt recognition includes the provision in Section 1...
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  • Teaching English as a second language
    schools and above all the language of national Unity as well as international communication. Apart from functioning as the language of integration here in Nigeria, Yate (1992) has observed that ‘ of more notable importance is the increase in the international and technological function of English...
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  • Characteristics of Nigerian English
    Broken English as the language of their songs. Conclusion Throughout this paper I have shown the importance of English in Nigeria. This country has adopted and adapted English as the official language and this is why English is present in everyday activities such as communication, reading...
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  • The English Language and the Use of English Texts in the Nigerian Universities: a Case of Conflicting Interests
    THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND THE USE OF ENGLISH TEXTS IN THE NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES: A CASE OF CONFLICTING INTERESTS ABSTRACT The status of the English language in Nigeria has not engendered a commensurate development of the language, especially in the school system. That the youths...
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  • English
    NAME: THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH COURSE: British or American, the language is basically the same, and its global stature is backed up by massive English-language training programmes, an international business that in textbooks, language courses, tape cassettes, video programmes and...
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  • Ideological Dimensions of Language Wars and the Threat of State Failure: the Nigerian Perspespective
    as against the practice of modern day parents (in Nigeria for instance, and predominantly common with the Igbos) who prefer to use the language of the colonialists, English for example, based on the notion that this will help the child become better equipped to deal with the society in future...
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  • Multilingualism in Nigeria. a Blessing or a Curse
    favours Nigeria based on the truth since her independence, “linguistic imperialism” has to be sustained in the interest of the nation because there has been no indigenous language that could perform the function of English due to mutual suspicion of and ethnic consciousness among virtually all Nigerians...
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  • Broadcasting in Telecommunication
    includes 510 living languages, 2 second languages without native speakers and 9 extinct languages. English is the official language used in Nigeria. The official language of Nigeria, English was chosen to facilitate the cultural and linguistic unity of the country post-colonization by the British. The...
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  • Research Paper
    African Languages, Literature and Communication Arts, Lagos State University, Nigeria. His main areas of interest are General linguistics with particular emphasis on Phonology, Morphology and their interface, Second language learning, language teaching and language use, working with English, Yorùbá and...
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  • Qiraad Mudharabah
    credits at two sittings including English Language and Mathematics to be able to proceed to the tertiary level of the educational system. In Nigeria, secondary education aims at preparing an individual for: - Useful living within the society, and - Higher education. Specifically, it aims at...
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  • The Domestication of the English Language for Literary Purpose in Nigeria: Creating a National Identity Dare Owolabi
    International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, Vol. 2, No. 6, November 2012 The Domestication of the English Language for Literary Purpose in Nigeria: Creating a National Identity Dare Owolabi Abstract—Nigeria is, obviously, one of the largest ESL users in the world. The language that...
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  • Features of Ube
    youth." (Wennergreen, Antholt, and Whitaker 1984, 34). The importance of education in Nigeria is evident from the large budgetary allocation in the national Development Plans. The government of Nigeria believes that learning is the primary means of upgrading the socioeconomic condition of the rural...
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  • Miss
    as Nigerian English. (Achebe 1992: 73) This is a response to a recent article in ELT Journal on aspects of African language policy (Bisong 1995). Among the points taken up are: research evidence from African scholars; multilingualism and monolingualism; proposed changes in language policy from the...
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  • English as a Global Language
    British Empire), including populous countries such as India, Pakistan and Nigeria; and others, such as the Philippines, under the sphere of influence of English-speaking countries. Here English may serve as a useful lingua franca between ethnic and language groups. Higher education, the legislature and...
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  • Imapct of Slobalisation on Indian Culture
    Nigeria, the indigenous languages are rendered impotent because, English Language is the official language of the country. Globalization has made English language a predator language. This informs James (1997) to state that English language is a “killer” language. English language has run...
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  • ma english in literature
    Nigeria, he uses "the one central language enjoying nationwide currency".[157] Using English also allowed his books to be read in the colonial ruling nations.[158] Still, Achebe recognises the shortcomings of what Audre Lorde called "the master's tools". In another essay he notes: For an African writing...
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  • Dr. Akpotowhase Hollyns
    community (LIC) while orthography and textbooks of Nigerian languages will be produced to aid this. Ironically, however, in most of our existing pre-primary institutions, the medium of instruction is the English language. The centrality of language to the teaching-learning process, the importance of...
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  • Economics
    topics: i. Language ii. English language in Nigeria iii. The importance and status of English language in Nigeria iv. English language and education in Nigeria v. The problems associated with teaching of English language vi. Instructional materials and types vii. The impact...
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