Issues in Nigerian English Usage by Professor David Eka


Issues in Nigeria English Usage deals with the nature, the forms and the functions of one of the new Englishes—Nigerian English.
This book takes the form of a survey and begin with the global motivation of nonnative Englishes and attempt an organized discussion of matters-peripheral and central — relating to English within the Nigerian environment. It is write in a down-to-earth fashion to serve the needs of the beginner in this field of study and to be a steppingstone for higher investigations for the advanced student. Students in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education will find the book useful. For those in departments of English, Linguistics, communication Arts, theatre Arts and ‘ education the book promises to be invaluable. The general reader will find some of the terms in its both exciting and rewarding.
David Eka is a Ph.D holder and a Professor of English. He is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in the University of Uyo. He is the Editor of Fundamental of communication in English; Chief Editor of Journal of Humanities, University of Uyo, co Author of Aspects of spoken Language and, Author of elements of grammar and Mechanics of the English Language; Phonological foundations: English. He has also published several Journal articles and book chapters.



Issues in Nigerian English Usage: General Introduction
0.1 The Message/Objective
0.2 The Text
0.3 Review Questions

1. Linguistic Orphans …
1.1 English and Englishes
1.2 Nigeria English: Nuisance or Necessity
1.3 Review Questions

2. The Language Situation in Nigeria
2.1 Preliminary Comments
2.2 Multilingualism
2.3 Bilingualism
2.4 Monolingualism
2.5 Problems caused by the Language Situation in Nigeria
2.6 The National Language Question
2.7 Review Questions

3. Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis and the Nigerian Situation
3.1 Explanation
3.2 The Validity of the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis in the Nigerian Situation … 3.3 Review Questions

4. The English Language: General/Specific Variation
4.1 General Variation
4.2 Regional Variation
4.3 Review Questions

5. The English Language: Nativization and Global Dominance
5.1 English and its spread
5.2 Population as a Factor
5.3 Population and other Languages
5.4 Synthesis
5.5 Review Questions

6. English Usage in Nigeria: A Historical Sketch
6.1 The Period of “Broken” English
6.2 Practical Problems
6.3 The Emergence of Recognizable Standards in Nigeria
6.4 English at the Post-Secondary Level in Nigeria
6.5 Recent Events in the History
6.6 Synopsis
6.7 Review Questions

7. Nigerian English: A Re-Assessment
7.1 An Overview
7.2 Nigerian English: Its Reality
7.3 Conclusion
7.4 Review Questions

8. Varieties of Spoken and Written Nigerian English
8.1 Isolating the Varieties: Spoken
8.2 The Segmental Features
8.3 Nonsegmental Features
8.4 Written Nigerian English
8.5 Miscellaneous Issues
8.6 Review Questions
References Index

Prof. David Eka

Late Prof David Eka was an erudite Professor of English with more than 42 years experience. As a scholar who specialized in The Phonology of English, Sociolinguistics, General Phonetics, Applied Linguistics and Use of English/Language Planning, he had lectured and imparted knowledge to many in several Institutions across the nation and beyond. He held professional memberships in some bodies some of which includes Literary Society of Nigeria. A major part of his career had been with the University of Uyo, where he lectured and held several responsibilities within the Faculty of Arts and the University at large. He lectured 7 Undergraduate Courses, 4 Postgraduate Courses and supervised several Undergraduate and Postgraduate projects, thesis and dissertations.

He has authored several books, book chapters and journal articles, many of which can can be accessed on this website. He has been the Chief Editor to the Journal of Humanities for several volumes. He was a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church. He is blessed with a beautiful family.

He is late now, but his works lives on.

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