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Assessing the Nigerianness of SMS Text-Messages in English

Chiluwa, Innocent (2008) Assessing the Nigerianness of SMS Text-Messages in English. English Today 93, 24 (1). pp. 51-56.

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In the history of the English language certain developments have left significant linguistic marks on the language. As new developments and cultural forms occur, new words and styles of expression evolve with them and spread. This is true of the new linguistic style that is associated with the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) revolution in Nigeria since 2001. GSM has brought with it a variety of English that is situationally distinctive and context sensitive (Awonusi, 2004:45).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Dr. Innocent Chiluwa
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2012 14:53
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2012 14:53

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