oa Lagos Notes and Records - The Tag question problem in Nigerian English usage: Methodical steps out of the gamble for acceptability
|Article Title||The Tag question problem in Nigerian English usage: Methodical steps out of the gamble for acceptability|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of English and Literary Studies, Delta State University, Abraka|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||18 - 29|
|Keyword(s)||Declarative statement, Language usages, Lexical verb, Locutionary act, Negative particle, Phonology syntax and Structure of tag|
This paper identifies problems encountered by Nigerian users of tag questions in English. The problems are accounted for by examining the disparity between the grammars of some Nigerian L1 and English. Further insight is provided by examining the semantic and pragmatics of Tag question usage in Nigeria. Thereafter, a systematic guide with practical examples is provided as a solution to the habitual gamble for acceptability.
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