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The Use of Ict‐Rooted Communication Codes and Slangs among Nigerian Students

Folayan, Bolu John and Omojola, Oladokun and Egharevba, M. E. and Oyesomi, Kehinde Opeyemi and Yartey, Darlynton and Adeyeye, Babatunde (2018) The Use of Ict‐Rooted Communication Codes and Slangs among Nigerian Students. The Journal of Social Sciences Research, 4 (12). pp. 633-641.

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Scholars categorize slang as a language of the deviatory type that ranks below a formal speech and contains words that are used in special ways. Since its advent in the 18th century with its negative connotation and use by persons of low and disreputable character, including thieves, it has since been undergoing a dramatic transformation over time. Lately, slangs have found their ways into formal language codes in Nigeria especially among the youth. This study is an exploratory investigation of the patterns and meanings of slangs used by students of tertiary institutions in the country. This is a step toward the codification of these language deviances so that they can be better understood as communication tools and be an example to be imitated by other climes. The study found that many of the slangs and other coded words being used by the respondents were ICT‐inspired. The research presents analysis of meanings, usage patterns and nature of such slangs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 08:11
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2019 08:11

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