Edenowo T. Enang (PhD)


This study investigates the globalization of the world Englishes: an endorsement for the regulations of the Nigerian English variety for cosmopolitan intelligibility and communication. The Standard Nigerian English is a new variety of the world Englishes which also needs to be globalized. To achieve this purpose, this study is fixed within the frame work of Contrastive Analysis Hypothesis which enables the juxtaposition of the structures of two varieties of English syntactically, orthographically and semantically in order to ascertain their similarities and differences. The findings show that the two varieties of the world Englishes differ a great deal in the three components while the degree similarities is very insignificant. Based on the above findings, conclusion is drawn that since the two varieties of English do not have much in common, but differ when compared on the ran scale syntax, phonology and semantics, what constitute the differences should serve as a warrant for the Nigerian variety of the English to be standardized and globalized so that it would serve to close the communication gap and solve a number problems in the national language questions,


Globalization, World Englishes, Regulation, Nigerian English Variety, Global Inelligibility, Communication.

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