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Variation and language engineering in Yoruba-English code-switching

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Emmanuel Adedayo Adedun ,

University of Lagos, NG
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Mojisola Shodipe

University of Lagos, NG
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Abstract

This study deals with the identification and characterization of the variable features of code-switching as used by Yoruba-English bilinguals in Lagos, Nigeria. Against the background of the domestication of English in Nigeria and the reality of language variation across individual, social and generational perspectives, we explore the unique linguistic strategies with which the Yoruba-English speaker reinvents urban speech to meet the challenges of contemporary dynamics of communication in a fast changing world.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.35360/njes.244
How to Cite: Adedayo Adedun, E. and Shodipe, M., 2011. Variation and language engineering in Yoruba-English code-switching. Nordic Journal of English Studies, 10(1), pp.103–134. DOI: http://doi.org/10.35360/njes.244
Published on 01 Jan 2011.

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