One of the most important differences between man and animal is man’s ability to speak and make others understand him. Language is only possible because within each society, people agree to understand a particular pattern of sound in a particular way. For instance, all English speaking countries understand the meaning of the word ‘water’. According to Akindele and Adegbije, language is:
A human phenomenon that has form which can be described in terms of units of sound (phonemes), word, morphemes, phrases, sentences and paragraphs or discourse (1).
This definition shows that language has often been identified as the most unique attribute of man. It is through language that human beings grasp and understand reality and transmit it from one generation to another. This view is buttressed by Blakar who asserts that “we actually live and behave in a world of language” (4).
THE EFFECTS OF NIGERIAN PIDGIN ENGLISH ON STUDENTS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTION
CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY The advent of the colonial master in African presumably marked the beginning of the use of the English language in the West Africa sub-regions. In other words, English which is also Nigeria’s official language was brought to Africa by her former colonial masters. Nigeria,... Continue Reading
ABSTRACT The use of Pidgin English in the Nigerian context has gone beyond verbal communication to become more of a mode of behaviour as its expression has moved from informal conversation to formal situations. This above scenario necessitated this study which investigates the effects of Pidgin English on Standard English usage among selected... Continue Reading
CHAPTER 1 Introduction: One of the most important differences between man and animal is man’s ability to speak and make others understand him. Language is only possible because within each society, people agree to understand a particular pattern of sound in a particular way. For instance, all English speaking countries understand the meaning of... Continue Reading
CHAPTER 1 Background to The Study: The term pidgin is used to refer to a language which develops in a situation where speakers of different languages have a need to communicate but do not share a common language. Once a pidgin has emerged, it is generally learned as a second language and used for communication among people who speak differently. ... Continue Reading
Abstract This study investigated the effectiveness of Nigerian Pidgin English in Nigerian senior secondary school in Lagos state. The study employed a descriptive survey research design. An instrument titled: Effectiveness of Nigerian Pidgin English in Nigerian Senior Secondary School (ENPENSSS) was used to collect relevant data for the study. The... Continue Reading
ABSTRACT The paper carefully examines the effect of the Nigerian pidgin english on the academic performance of university students using University of Uyo as a case study. The current status of pidgin english mostly used by students was also analysed. In view of the findings, the use of Pidgin in formal setting should be discouraged since it has... Continue Reading
ABSTARCT The study examined the role of Nigerian Pidgin English in higher institutions with particular reference to students of Federal University Dutsinma. The research employed the monogenetic/reflexification theory and the data was gathered through the use of questionnaires and observation techniques. The analysis was based on the nature of the... Continue Reading
ABSTRACT The research closes the gap between the audience and presenters of wazobia dem say dem say radio program and creates relationship between the public and broadcasters. Relying on the survey design and a 10-item structured questionnaire, which focused on... Continue Reading
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of Pidgin English on student English language writing skills in Ebonyi State University. The Study adopted the survey research method using self-administered questionnaire. The... Continue Reading
ABSTRACT The increasing rate of teenage smokers in Nigeria and probably the world over has introduced both social and economic problems in the society. Most people are of the view that advertisement has contributed immensely to this trend. Our problem therefore is to evaluate “the effects of Tobacoo advertising on student of tertiary institution... Continue Reading