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Attitude regarding Nigerian pidgin english among Nigerian students in Malaysia


Buba, Jamila AbdulAzeez and Al-Shujairi, Yasir Bdaiwi Jasim and Ya'u, Mohammed Sani (2016) Attitude regarding Nigerian pidgin english among Nigerian students in Malaysia. International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature, 5 (2). pp. 232-237. ISSN 2200-3592; ESSN: 2200-3452


It is quite interesting to note that Pidgin which essentially began as a demanded language between the white importers, who later turned colonial masters, and their black traders has now become a campus language-spoken of the majority of the population among the Nigerian students in advanced institutions of learning. Nigerian Pidgin English evolved as a result of language contact with the British colonialists. This study seeks to assess the use, and also determine the recognition of Pidgin English among Nigerian postgraduate students in Universiti Putra Malaysia. Questionnaires were administered on selected students in the university in an attempt to elicit the attitude and usage of the informants to Nigerian Pidgin English. The results were calculated in percentages. It was found that the attitude of Nigerian students regarding the Nigerian Pidgin English in UPM is positive. To conclude, in the next few years, Nigerians are expected to use Nigerian Pidgin English in all situations when they communicate.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.5n.2p.232
Publisher: Australian International Academic Centre
Keywords: Language contact; Nigerian Pidgin English; Pidgin
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 20 May 2016 01:42
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 01:42
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.5n.2p.232
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/47442
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