Essay On Use Of Language In Nigeria

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Over the years Nigeria has witnessed several empty, jabberwocky inordinate promises from our political gladiators who has used the magic of language to cajole many. However, language serves as a strong tool that our political leaders used for easy communication of thought that enhance winning of political mandate. This paper shows how language is used in politics as a tool to communicate thought and how language is used as a train to which political leaders convey meaning to the heart of Nigerians. INTRODUCTION All issues are political issues, and politics itself is mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer. George Orwell (1946). Over the years, many scholars have given several definition of language and these include: Language is a tool for which society relate with one another. (Ogunaike 2010) describes language…show more content…
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