Varieties of English in Nigeria
Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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Salami, O. 2012. Varieties of English in Nigeria. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
Although opinions diverge as to whether or not there is a Nigerian English, it is generally agreed that it is possible to do a broad characterization of varieties of English in Nigeria. Jibril (1982), Awonusi (1986, 1988), Jowitt (1991), Bamiro (1994), Igboanusi (2002), and others have demonstrated also that Nigerian English is variable and that its variability is socially motivated.
- Nigerian English;
- Nigerian pidgin English;
- regional varieties