READERS’ PERCEPTION ON THE USE OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE IN NIGERIA PRINT MEDIA

CHAPTER ONE

1.0       Introduction

1.1       Background of the Study

            The Longman Dictionary of contemporary English (1985), defines languages as “the system of expression by means of word” a particular system of word as used by a people or nation or “a system of signs, movements and so on used to express meanings or feelings” or “a particular style or manner of expression such as in poetic language”.

            Language can also be defined as “a communicative system consisting of formal unit that are integrated through processes of combination”. Bonvillain, (2000). On his part, Omojuyigbe (2004) describes language as “a series of sounds strung together in groups to convey meanings to listeners”. From the various definition of language, one can infer that language is an integral part of human behavior and it serves as the primary means of interaction between people. Continue reading