Talk:Nigerian English

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Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment[edit]

Sciences humaines.svg This article is or was the subject of a Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment. Further details are available on the course page. Student editor(s): Keeterz1. Peer reviewers: Jordancuva.

Above undated message substituted from assignment by PrimeBOT (talk) 05:17, 17 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Improvement of the Article[edit]

Hi all, just suggesting some edits. I think that a few more headers could be added, even with just synopsis of the beginnings of the headings that can be expounded upon in the future. I also included a few sources below that can be utilized for adding some info to the page:

Adamo, Grace Ebunlola (February 2007). "Nigerian English" (PDF). English Today. 23: 42–47 – via CambridgeCore.
Akinlotan, Housen, Mayowa, Alex (September 2017). "Noun phrase complexity in Nigerian English: Syntactic function and length outweigh genre in predicting noun phrase complexity". CambridgeCore. Retrieved February 27, 2018.

Ndimele, Ozo-mekuri (2016). Convergence: English and Nigerian Languages. M and J Grand Orbit Communications. Hope we can add more to this page in the future! Keeterz1 (talk) 03:34, 28 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Audio Example Misleading[edit]

This article needs a much more authentic speech example. The current speaker Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie has a mix of light Nigerian accent and obvious UK Southern English RP accent, perhaps with a little tinge of East Coastish American accent.

More pertinently for the article, the speaker doesn't use Nigerian English vocabulary at all, which is the language expected to be demonstrated.

It's far from illustrative of either Nigerian English vocab and accent. Nigerians don't typically sound anything like this, so this speech example is highly misleading. It sounds like a snippet from a BBC or NPR radio interview of the speaker, a writer, and as such, is normal spoken English with a slight Lagosian accent. It's so far atypical of how Nigerians speak English in Nigeria, that I should really remove it, and I will if no realistic replacement appears soon.

We can do much better than this. Any offers for a more representative example? I don't nearly qualify until I've been in-country for two weeks. Centrepull (talk) 12:34, 12 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Did you remove it? (talk) 21:27, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Seven (talk) 11:29, 6 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]