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] Expected August 2020. vii, 338 pp.
Publishing status: In production
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The sociolinguistics of the Nigerian diaspora
Chapter 3. Resources, repertoires, and authenticity in times of globalization
Chapter 4. Data and methods
Chapter 5. African Americans and their vernacular English
Chapter 6. African-American linguistic resources in diasporic Nigerian repertoires
Chapter 7. Nigerian linguistic resources in diasporic Nigerian repertoires
Chapter 8. Discussion
Chapter 9. Conclusion
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