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Cellular Phone Text Communication in English Language Among Educated Nigerian Youths: Implications for Sustainable Development in Nigeria

C Igbokwe, EM Chukwu

Abstract


Considering the place of English in Nigeria, pupils and students are enjoined to use it constantly in their activities including phone calls. In view of the significant roles that cellular phones play in the lives of youths, and sustainable development of the economy, this paper looks into Nigerian youths’ cellular phone text communication in English Language. The aim is to determine whether Nigerian youths still conduct their cellular phone text communication in English after graduation, and if so, what linguistic bottle necks stand in their way, and its implications for sustainable development in Nigeria. This study used a questionnaire that sought responses to selected research questions administered on a total 300 members of the July, 2011 Batch “B” National Youth Service Corps posted to Abia State. The analysis of data collected was carried out through simple percentage followed by discussion of the findings made, and recommendations.




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