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English language and West Africa (with special reference to Nigeria)

Titilayo Ufomata

English language and West Africa (with special reference to Nigeria)

by Titilayo Ufomata

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Published by ILEA, Afro-Caribeean Language and Literacy Project in Further and Adult Education in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementTitilayo Ufomata.
ContributionsInner London Education Authority.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE3441 .E54 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination21 leaves ;
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL572605M
LC Control Number96159155

  WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION ENGLISH LANGUAGE. DETAILED SYLLABUS. PAPER 1: This paper will be divided into three sections (A, B and C). SECTION A: ESSAY WRITING (50 marks) Candidates will be required to spend 50 minutes on this section. There will be five questions in all and candidates will be required to answer only one. The region may be divided into several broad physiographic regions. The northern portion of western Africa is composed of a broad band of semiarid terrain, called the western Sudan, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean on the west to the area of Lake Chad on the east, a distance of about 2, miles (4, km). It is largely a plateau of modest elevation and borders the Sahara (desert) on the.

The English language in Francophone West Africa La langue anglaise en Afrique de l’Ouest francophone by par Hywel Coleman with avec Arnauld Aguidissou, Aïché Bâ, . Other works in written form are abundant, namely in north Africa, the Sahel regions of west Africa and on the Swahili coast. From Timbuktu alone, there are an estimated , or more manuscripts tucked away in various libraries and private collections, mostly written in Arabic but some in the native languages (namely Fula and Songhai).

The position of English is somewhat different from that in southern and west Africa as here there has been for centuries an indigenous lingua franca, Swahili. English was thus used as a supplementary language and not a primary pidginised one as was the case in West Africa for many speakers. e.g. in a country like Nigeria with many mutually. Explanations of Conditions in West Africa Today 13 Environment and History in West Africa 14 Environmental Zones of West Africa 17 The Windward and Leeward Coasts 26 Geography and Underdevelopment 29 Languages and Migrations in West Africa 31 Chapter 2 Tradition, Civic Culture & Kinship 39 European Views of the African


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English language and West Africa (with special reference to Nigeria) by Titilayo Ufomata Download PDF EPUB FB2

African Literatures in English: East and West provides students of literature with an introduction to the history of English writing from East and West Africa - from the texts of the slave diaspora to those of the post-war upsurge in African English language and literature from these : Textbook Binding.

This chapter describes the history, role, and structural properties of English in the West African countries the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, the anglophone part of Cameroon, and the island of Saint Helena. It provides an overview of the historical phases of trading contact, British colonization and missionary activities and describes the current role of English in these Cited by: 1.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Spencer, John, English language in West Africa. Harlow, Longman, (OCoLC) Online version. DOI link for The Languages of West Africa. The Languages of West Africa book. Handbook of African Languages Part 2. By Diedrich Westermann, M.

Bryan. Edition 1st Edition. First Published presents a survey of the languages spoken in an area extending from the Atlantic coast at the Sengal River eastward to the Lake Chad region.

The Author: Diedrich Westermann, M. Bryan. With Arnauld Aguidissou, Aïché Bâ, Tidiane Cissé, Djibril Diouf, Amadou Mamadou Djigo, Mahamoudou Djittèye, Godefroy Marie Julien Gaméné, N’guessan Kanga.

John Spencer (ed.), The English language in West Africa. English language Series. Lotlgman Group Ltd., London, 1. xii, pp. & When one considers the difficulties involved in making valid generalisations about British English or about the other mother-tongue varieties of English English language and West Africa book.

The English Language in Francophone West Africa examines the language situations in eight West African nations – Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo.

a collection of language families as West Africa. It is home to the three major language families on the African continent: Niger-Congo, Afro-Asiatic and Nilo-Saharan. Except for Arabic and Hausa, the major languages are from the Niger-Congo family: Yoruba, Igbo, Fulfulde/Pulaar, Akan, and Wolof.

However, the remaining language groups are well. English in Africa was founded in to provide a forum for the study of African literature and English as a language of Africa. The Editor invites contributions, including unsolicited reviews, on all aspects of English writing and the English language in Africa, including oral traditions.

English in West Africa n Furthermore, the Republic of South Africa is interesting as it shows the interaction of English and Dutch in colonial times, producing the language Afrikaans which is in many respects a pidginised form of Dutch.

n Because of the manner in which English was transmitted in West Africa, as a trade language during the colonial. English in East Africa is a well-developed usage variety (or a cluster of usage varieties), although it is not as indigenized as in West Africa, for instance, because many functions in the language repertoire are still taken over by Kiswahili and other African languages.

The debate on developing an independent norm is not prominent, although at least English in Kenya could be classified as an. C is for Cocoa: An alphabet book about Ghana, West Africa, and the food, plants, and animals found in its environment by Caroline Brewer, Kimmoly Rice- Ogletree, et al.

| Jan 7, The English Language in West Africa reports on a survey which was carried out in late in eight countries in the Francophone West Africa region (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo).

The survey was commissioned by the. The roots of English-language literature in West Africa may be traced to the formation of various cultures in reaction to external contacts during successive overlapping historical periods. The literary traditions of the region have been shaped by these interlocking cultural histories, just as the cultural identities of the region are products.

This book provides both a historical survey and a critical analysis of the literature in French from West and Equatorial Africa. Professor Blair begins by discussing the social, educational and political influences which led to the formation of the.

Bamgbose, A. The English Language in Nigeria. In J. Spencer (Ed.), The English Language in West Africa (pp. London: Longman. has been cited by the following article: TITLE: Syntactic and Lexico-Semantic Variations in Nigerian English: Implications and Chal-lenges in the ESL Classroom.

AUTHORS: Uriel Okunrinmeta. AYO BANJO is professor of English and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan.

ANDREW THOMAS is the Assistant director at the British Council in charge of. "West African Literature." English Literatures Across the Globe. Lars Eckstein. UTB Studienbuch. UTB Paderborn: Fink, WEST AFRICAN ENGLISH, short forms WAfrE, WAE. English as used in West Africa the official language of NIGERIA, GHANA, SIERRA LEONE, GAMBIA, and CAMEROON.

It is typically acquired as a second, third, or fourth language, and the line between English as used by a small élite and the more general WEST AFRICAN PIDGIN ENGLISH is difficult to draw. examinations board for the five English speaking countries in British Colonial West Africa.

The WAEC replaced the Cambridge and London Examination Boards which pupils in Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone sat to at the tail end of their secondary school careers. English language, a West Germanic language of the Indo-European language family that is closely related to Frisian, German, and Dutch languages.

It originated in England and is the dominant language of the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand. It has become the world’s lingua franca.This publication by Hywel Coleman examines the language situations in eight West African nations – Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo.

It describes the roles that English plays, ways in which English is taught, who teaches it, and how learners and their teachers perceive the language/5(6).The English in West Africa, The Local Correspondence of the Royal African Company of EnglandPart 2 Edited by Robin Law.

A British Academy Publication.