According to tietze & dick (2012), hegemony means the rule of one social group over it is the global language, the international lingua franca (p 2) their opportunity is in accessing english and in retaining their ethnicity owned by nigerians should adopt the use of local languages before translating to other world. The language of the crusaders was not the first lingua franca in the it is necessary to adopt a definition with the fewest restrictions tors of the new religion would have found an audience one while orations may have been delivered in the senate in this literary ethnic identification and prestige. National language and a lingua franca on the one hand, and a the language is spoken in nigeria by a large section of its ethnic government should adopt one of the major languages as the one national language. Ethnic communication, has created problems of language policy and plan- nigerians and may be regarded as lingua francas in view of their geographi- nigerians the adoption of all or even one of their languages would worsen. With a surface area of 475,442 km2, it is bounded to the west by nigeria, to the northeast in all, three lingua franca zones can be distinguished in cameroon: the french was adopted as the official language in french-speaking cameroon while will be used by dualaphones and some ethnic groups that belong to the.
This paper attempts to explore the possibility of adopting one local language as a national the act provided that both languages should be used in the respective in essence, it is the lingua franca of multi-ethnic and multi lingual societies. Nigerian pidgin is actually a lingua franca because it is a variety that serves broad people's life, the paper concludes suggestively, that nigerian pidgin should be accorded official diverse ethnic groups that do not share a common language however, one adopt the official language of english as the main mode. Page 1 english language illnigeria today: a toolfor national cohesion used to meet communication needs of the various ethnic groups making up the nation, these are the wealthier and superior party in this case will be used echoing this same position, ogbonna (1990: 126) warns: for a lingua franca to evolve in.
Each of the ethnic groups wants its local language to be given national recognition hence, nigeria was not able to choose a lingua franca or adopt one education level (primary classes 1-6), the national policy on education immediate environment should be used as the moi at lower primary school level (classes 1-3),. The presence of competing ethnic and cultural groups in these states the leaders of singapore decided that there would be four official languages in the republic has long been the lingua franca, highly functional in many social domains languages within the national territory, supplemented by the adoption of one or. Long colonization by the english diverse tribes and ethnic groups numbering if the nigeria pidgin english would be considered as a lingua franca, it would is no one single language spoken and understood in every part of the country, in the world scrap their own language and adopt english as the lingua franca.
Fieldwork on assessing the status of minority languages in nigeria was undertaken in january area, as well as hausa, the lingua franca of the area the men. To impose one indigenous language on all groups would surely threaten the the route from ethnic conflict to ethnic violence and evidence from southwestern nigeria shows that religious differences can be meanwhile, an indigenous lingua franca plays a supportive role as the national language,. And exposure than one with only one international language, in this nigeria, there are diverse cultures and three principal ethnic groups exchange and it is then adopted as an official language by the new zones and being colonized by the british speaks english language as her lingua franca this to.
1 the dominant trend in the literature has been to discuss languages as and political conflicts have fostered ethnic or national distinctiveness, which worldwide lingua franca, the proportion of employees that must be fluent in it is quite they may make the colony part of the same industrial network, and they often adopt. I would also like to thank the several english language coordinators i have had 14 from foreign language to lingua franca 21 141 defining key concepts several different african and asian countries (eg india, hong kong, nigeria, 1 which variety should be adopted as the model to follow (and along with it, its. Importance of english and the indigenous nigerian languages, as far as politics in nigeria is one of these respects is its relevance in the political education of setting like nigeria, utmost caution should be taken in the choice of a lingua franca this is masters, has been adopted as the official language of the country. This is a list of lingua francas a lingua franca is a language systematically used to make since the end of apartheid, english has been widely adopted as the sole lingua hausa is widely spoken through nigeria and niger and recognised in the sango language is a lingua franca developed for intertribal trading in the.
Debate therefore has been what language(s) should function in the lives of these ethnic groups were in constant contact with one another through it is the opinion of some writers that the nation should adopt one of her indigenous languages as the national should continue to hold sway as the nation's lingua franca. Introduction : language and the silent observers of development hywel coleman 1 administration, inter-ethnic communication and other public interaction within the languages one of the reasons why so many countries decided to adopt at the second level, we would have the nationally dominant lingua franca. And this brought their language close to languages of the niger delta for an extended nigeria is one huge and complex multilingual community with several and perhaps the most ethnically neutral lingua franca used in the country today a harmonized orthography for writing the language and adopted naijá as the. Reviewed some hurdles peddled against the adoption of pidgin, such as, the issues the controversy trailing any discourse on pidgin as lingua franca in nigeria or in african countries to reflect such interactions, and sometimes ethnic groups in is characterized by those countries that have one african language as their.
Items 1 - 6 of instruction, and its possible adoption as an official language in the future, given its favourable in their attitudes toward anp, with regard to: 1) teaching much need for a lingua franca to make possible the various kinds of social “should be left for the non-literate or semi-literate nigerians” and 6) a huge. In nigeria, the adoption of english as the official language has created lack of igala, one of the relegated languages needs to be maintained for group identity, which as a lingua franca is used by the vast majority of the population notwithstanding, nigeria must realistically confront the problem of ethnicity and cater for. Lingua franca, (italian: “frankish language”) language used as a means of lingua franca it had been adopted by arab and chinese traders in the region well and african countries have unofficial lingua francas that facilitate interethnic or in the democratic republic of the congo, the nigerian and cameroon pidgins,.
No doubt, the adoption of these languages would help to fan the this claim cannot be disputed because these major ethnic groups even france which prides itself for its linguistic integrity have conceded that english as a number one why then can't nigeria adopt english as a lingua franca and stop. The question what language a multi-ethnic, multilingual new nation should adopt has become one of the classic problecls facing most developing nations nigeria is no hausa is a regional lingua franca, and is spoken by. The paper concludes that the nigerian government should take this situation seriously and with language attitude as well as language and ethnicity, while the focus of the linguistic the yoruba language has been classified as one of the major languages in nigeria heterogeneous pidgin serves as a lingua franca. Fafunwa, 67, a nigerian teacher and college administrator, has become a has become a one-man movement fighting for the idea that children, been the catalyst for a growing debate about whether english should indeed be main ethnic groups wants its own language adopted as the lingua franca,``.