Sociolinguistics Of Borderlands

by Tope Omoniyi
Sociolinguistics Of Borderlands

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The central pursuit of this book is to demonstrate the link between language and identity using the Idiroko/Igolo community on the Nigerian/Benin border. It raises issues of identity within a sociolinguistic framework, focusing on the ways in which colonial boundaries affected community, ethnic and national affiliations and the social and political dynamics of choosing between various identities in these contexts. Consisting of seven chapters, this is a valuable tool for undergraduates, postgraduates and academics interested in African borderlands.
About the book

The central pursuit of this book is to demonstrate the link between language and identity using the Idiroko/Igolo community on the Nigerian/Benin border. It raises issues of identity within a sociolinguistic framework, focusing on the ways in which colonial boundaries affected community, ethnic and national affiliations and the social and political dynamics of choosing between various identities in these contexts. Consisting of seven chapters, this is a valuable tool for undergraduates, postgraduates and academics interested in African borderlands.