May We Have a Word? Nigerian English Now In Oxford Dictionary

The inclusion of Nigerian English words in the Oxford English dictionary is, in a sense, a recognition of the tremendous efforts by scholars of Nigerian English, many of whom have produced discipline-shaping research. Many Nigerians expressed a great sense of pride in the fact that the unique ways in which they use English were being acknowledged internationally, writes Kingsley Ugwuanyi for The Conversation Africa.

(file photo)

See What Everyone is Watching

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.