ERIC Number: EJ608155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Semantics of Occupational Lexis in Nigerian English.
Alabi, Victoria A.
World Englishes, v19 n1 p107-12 Mar 2000
Describes forms of semantic reinvestment of occupational lexis items in Nigerian English. Three categories and two subcategories of reinvestment are identified: shift, generalization, narrowing, reassignment, and analogy. These types of semantic reinvestment are considered within a sociocultural and linguistic setting of Nigeria as a developing county. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria