English Language and the issue of lingua franca in Nigeria

English Language and the issue of lingua franca in Nigeria

Author by Dr. Simon Aboluwarin

Journal/Publisher: Journal Of Educational Development

Volume/Edition: 5

Language: English

Pages: 63 - 65

Abstract

Languages issue has always ocuupied a prime position in the struggle for sovereignty in any nation. Nigeria is not an exception. The question of what should be the role of English and that of Nigerian Language has generated heated debate since independence and language policies in Nigeria have been geared towards evolving an indigenous language that would eventually supercede English. This paper examines critically why the 'status quo' (the use of English) has never been threatened.


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