World Englishes on the Web

The Nigerian diaspora in the USA

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World Englishes on the Web focuses on linguistic practices at the intersection of international migration and social media, examining the language repertoires of Nigerians living in the United States, and their negotiations of identity and authenticity on a Nigerian web forum. Based on a large corpus of informal, multilingual, interactive, online writing, this book describes how diasporic Nigerians employ African-American Vernacular English, Nigerian English, Nigerian Pidgin, and ethnic Nigerian languages in an online community of practice. The project combines corpus linguistic methods—relying on a corpus management tool custom-made for web forum data—with ethnographically-informed qualitative analyses of morphosyntactic, lexical, and orthographic features, and immigrants’ language attitudes and ideologies. It is relevant particularly for linguists and other social scientists interested in World Englishes, the sociolinguistics of globalization and computer-mediated communication, corpus linguistics, and pidgin and creole languages
[Varieties of English Around the World, G63]  2020.  vii, 338 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
2–7
Chapter 2. The sociolinguistics of the Nigerian diaspora
10–21
Chapter 3. Resources, repertoires, and authenticity in times of globalization
24–46
Chapter 4. Data and methods
48–69
Chapter 5. African Americans and their vernacular English
72–89
Chapter 6. African-American linguistic resources in diasporic Nigerian repertoires
92–227
Chapter 7. Nigerian linguistic resources in diasporic Nigerian repertoires
230–276
Chapter 8. Discussion
278–303
Chapter 9. Conclusion
306–313
References
315–334
Index
335
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