Nigerian English: A Re-appraisal

  • Uche Gloria Oboko, PhD Madonna University Nigeria
Keywords: spread of the English Language, Nigerian English, language systems.


The global spread of the English Language has given rise to varieties of the language. In looking at what a variety is, Jowitt (1991) has defined a variety as:
… one of the many general and complete language systems, each used by a substantial number of people and each possessing characteristics that
distinguish it from other systems without requiring it to be classified as a different language.

Author Biography

Uche Gloria Oboko, PhD, Madonna University Nigeria

Lecturer at English & Literary Studies, Madonna University Nigeria