ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE USE AMONG MEMBERS OF THE NIGERIA POLICE

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ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE USE AMONG MEMBERS OF THE NIGERIA POLICE

ABSTRACT

The Nigeria Police is an agency of the government. It is charged with the responsibility of protection of life and properties, detection and prevention of crime, and maintenance of law and order. Due to the fact that language use differs from one speech community to the other, it is expected that language use among the Nigeria Police as a speech community will also be different from other agencies of government. So this topic “Aspects of language use among members of the Nigeria Police” is set to unveil some special terms used among Nigeria Police officers, their meanings, the contexts and situations in which such terms are used. The use of Nigerian Pidgin, acronyms, code-switching and code-mixing are the aspects of language use of the Nigeria Police explored in this project.

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