Publication details [#61492]

Senayon, Esther. 2016. Ethnic minority linguistic ambivalence and the problem of methodological assessment of language shift among the Ogu in Ogun State, Nigeria. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2016 (242) : 119–138.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This paper explores Ogu people's contradictory stance towards their minority language, as questionnare research shows 80% of respondents wanting to maintain Ogu, whereas ten years of participant observation disclosed these people scarcely identified with Ogu. This ambivalent attitude is considered as additional proof of the deficiency and shadiness of the questionnaire as empirical research tool.