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Mustapha, Abolaji Samuel. 2011. Compliment response patterns among speakers of Nigerian English. Journal of Pragmatics 43 (5) : 1335–1348.
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This article examines 1200 compliment responses, ethnographically collected among speakers of Nigerian English in Lagos, and compares them with what has been observed in the other English speaking communities. The divergence in patterns points to cultural differences in compliment responding, information which might be valuable for cross-cultural communication.