English in the multilingual Nigeria: implications for users

  • Angela Chitoo Ezekwe

Abstract

Human activities are inextricably interwoven with language since language is the link between people and the affairs in the society. Its interaction with the society often produces a result which may be positive or negative. In a multilingual society like Nigeria, language use is somewhat challenging to harness. This paper studied the adoption of English as a second language in Nigeria with a focus on the political, economic, educational, psychological and socio-cultural implications. The results of its use are discussed as retrieved from literatures. This paper corroborated the literary assertions on the implications of the adoption of English in Nigeria.

Keywords: implications, adoption, English, second, national

Published
2018-07-16
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2070-0083
print ISSN: 1994-9057