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Title: The future of minority languages in Nigeria
Authors: Batic, Gian Claudio
Keywords: Nigeriaminority languagesidentityendangerment
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Gian Claudio Batic, "The future of minority languages in Nigeria", in: Ilaria Micheli, Flavia Aiello, Maddalena Toscano, Amelia Pensabene (Edited by), "Language and Identity Theories and experiences in lexicography and linguistic policies in a global world", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2021, pp. 217-230
Abstract: 
Nigeria exhibits an extraordinary linguistic diversity, both in terms of genetic
affiliation and sociolinguistic status. A large proportion of the 520 (and counting)
Nigerian languages are spoken by minority groups. In most cases, these groups are
subject to a process of linguistic and ethnic conversion that will lead to a reduction
in linguistic diversity and the consolidation of two main vehicular languages: Hausa
and Nigerian Pidgin. This paper will discuss the notion of minority language and the
idea of language endangerment, and consequently the factors that seem quintessential
in determining the sociolinguistic framework of tomorrow’s Nigeria.
Type: Book Chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/33206
ISBN: 978-88-5511-267-3
eISBN: 978-88-5511-268-0
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
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