Vernacular literacy in modern Nigeria

  title={Vernacular literacy in modern Nigeria},
  author={F. N. Akinnaso},
  journal={International Journal of the Sociology of Language},
  pages={43 - 68}
  • F. N. Akinnaso
  • Published 1996
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of the Sociology of Language
This article examines the nature, uses, andfunctions of vernacular literacy in a typical Nigerian village. While English is still the official (written) language in Nigeria, there is a growing int er es t in literacy in the mother tongue. This will be shown by reporting on the use made of literacy within the framework of the users' cultural values, social organization, and communicative economy in indigenous languages. First, the relationship between language and literacy policy within the… Expand
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