THE EFFECTS OF THE IGBO LANGUAGE AND CULTURE ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

AUTHOR: EMMANUEL O. OBIUDO

DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY AWKA

The major objective of this study was to identify the effects of the Igbo language and culture on the English language as used in this part of the country. In carrying out the research, observation and limited interviews served as the data gathering technique. Notes were the major instruments used. The outcome of the research showed that the greater influence of Igbo on English was in the areas of code-mixing and code-switching as well as in the loss of linguistic competence both in Igbo and English by Igbo users of English, leading to what may be called semi-lingualism. Becoming bi-cultural was also identified as one of the effects. The study concluded that the effects were a natural outcome of languages in contact.

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