oa Lagos Notes and Records - The register of extortion on the Nigerian highway
|Article Title||The register of extortion on the Nigerian highway|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of English, University of Ibadan|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||37 - 45|
|Keyword(s)||Corruption, Electronic text messaging, Extortion of money, Interlocutor, Language of bribery, Performative utterances, Public institutions and Theoretical framework|
This study examines, from a lexico-semantic perspective, the register of extortion on the Nigerian highways. The study, which employs participatory observation for data elicitation, is motivated by Nigeria's ranking by Transparency International as the second, sixth, and twenty-eighth most corrupt nation in the world in 2005, 2006 and 2008 respectively.
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