LEXICO-SEMANTIC NIGERIANISM IN NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED NEWSPAPERS

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page
Table of contents

CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1.1       Background to the Study
1.2       Statement of the problems
1.3       Justification of the study
1.4       Aims and Objectives of the Study
1.5       Significance of the Study
1.6       Scope and Limitation of the Study

CHAPTER TWO: LITERITURE REVIEW
2.0 Introduction
2.1       Nigerian English
2.2       General Features of Nigerian English
2.3       Lexical Semantics
2.4       Lexico-Semantic Variation in Nigerian English
2.5       Standardizing Nigerian English: A Conceptualization
2.5       Conclusion

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
1.0       Introduction
3.1       Population
3.2       Sample and Sampling Technique
3.3       Research Tools
3.4       Validity and Reliability of Research Tools
3.5       Method of Data Analysis
3.6       Conclusion

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.0       Introduction
4.1   Data Presentation and Data analysis
4.1.1 The Guardian newspaper and Vanguard newspaper
4.1.2 The leadership newspaper and DailyTrust newspaper
4.1.3 The Sun newspaper
4.2       Summary of Findings
4.3       Conclusion


CHAPTER ONE
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1.0 BACKGROUND TO STUDY
The English language in Nigeria is older than the Nigerian nation. It was formally introduced in 1842 by the first batch of missionaries who arrived in Badagry to evangelize as well as educate Nigerians (Tomori, 1981). When a language comes in contact with new environment, for it to survive, it has to adopt and change to reflect the needs of its new environment. The English language is no exception: the language is about 170 years old in Nigeria (as it was formally introduced in 1842). The English language has become so much adopted that it has been demosticated, nativesed and acculturated (Adegbija 2004). The English language has been Nigerianized. This adaptation of English emanating from the distinctive use of the language by Nigerians gave birth to what is known as Nigerian English (NE). What Bamgbose (1995), Adegbija (2004), Akere(2005) refer to as “nativazation”, “domestication” and “indigenization” of English in Nigeria.

The change of meaning that occurs in the Nigerian context of English usage may be due to factors such as adaptation of English to Nigerians’ needs influence of indigenous languages, influence of Nigerian culture, which is different from the British culture. Although there are changes of meaning of certain words that differ from the native speakers’ usage, nonetheless, there are common grounds in which particular lexical items are use alike.

This study documents and analyses contain lexico-semantic features in the English used for news report in Nigerian newspapers, different from words or usage found in native varieties of English such as British English orAmerican English. The specific features have been documented as being beyond errors, and have being markers of a variety “Nigerian English”. Thus, the research identifies and explains the non-native and non-standard features against the background of the literature on Nigerian English as a....

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