Globalization and English in Africa: Evidence from Nigerian Hip-Hop

Akinmade T. Akande
Department of English, Albert-Ludwigs University, Rempartstraße, Freiburg, Germany

Series: Languages and Linguistics
BISAC: POL053000



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This book focuses on the sociolinguistics of English in relation to globalization. The pattern of migration and linguistic flows that have become more prominent in this century seem to teach us one major lesson: that we need a sociolinguistics that places less emphasis on territorialization of English but accounts for the complex situations, patterns of mobility of people and challenges that have come with globalization. This book addresses the spread of English through hip-hop to other parts of the world and how other varieties of English around the world especially African American Vernacular English and Jamaican English have influenced Nigerian English through this genre of music. (Imprint: Nova)


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Chapter One: General Background

Chapter Two: Cultural and Linguistic Globalization: A Review of the Literature

Chapter Three: Multilingualism and Hip Hop in Nigeria

Chapter Four: Language Ideology in Nigeria

Chapter Five: Authenticity in Nigerian Hip-hop

Chapter Six: Communicative Practices in Nigerian hip-hop lyrics

Chapter Seven: Chapter Seven: Poetic and linguistic practices in Nigerian hip-hop lyrics

Chapter Eight: General Conclusion


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