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Pages: 648-655
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-612-7578-6
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain

CAN ENGLISH BECOME TRULY NIGERIA’S LINGUA FRANCA? STAKEHOLDERS’ RESPONSES.

A. Jibowo

Olabisi Onabanjo University (NIGERIA)
English as a dominant or official language in over 60 countries and is present in every continent (Crystal 1997; 106). It is therefore a vital means of communication among people around the globe. In Nigeria, English is being used for communication among the over 500 indigenous ethnic languages and groups of people. It is the official language in government circles, politics, law, education, industries and among the elites. However, arguments, debates and discussions go on as to whether English can truly be a lingua franca in Nigeria, not just a second language.
This study seeks to find out what some selected Secondary school Teachers, University lecturers and students would say on the issue. A questionnaire to guide the subjects’ responses shall be used to collect data. Analysis shall be done descriptively and inferentially. The findings shall be discussed.
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A. Jibowo (2009) CAN ENGLISH BECOME TRULY NIGERIA’S LINGUA FRANCA? STAKEHOLDERS’ RESPONSES., INTED2009 Proceedings, pp. 648-655.
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