The Changing Face and Forms of Nigerian English in a Global World
4 American English, British English, and “Bastardization”
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American English, British English, and “Bastardization”
A language columnist for a prominent Nigerian newspaper whom I deeply respect once called my attention to what he thought was my sadly inexorable drift toward American English. “I … know that you love British English,” he wrote in an email to me. “[But] your writings … are now a blend of British and American English. You’ve consciously or unconsciously fallen in love with American spelling.”
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