The Changing Face and Forms of Nigerian English in a Global World
21 Words Nigerians Commonly Mispronounce
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Words Nigerians Commonly Mispronounce
I was initially reluctant to write this chapter for a whole host of reasons. For one, pronunciation is not an ingredient of Standard English; only vocabulary and grammar are. In any case, different national varieties of English have different pronunciations and accents, and none is more “correct” than the other. So there is no such thing as “English without an accent.” All spoken English is inflected with an accent. Every spoken language has an accent. That is why phonologists (people who study pronunciation and accents) like to remind us that “A person without an accent would be like a place without a climate.”
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