PROMOTION OF IGBO LANGUAGE IN SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA: TOWARDS SAVING AFRICA FROM COLONIAL LINGUISTIC SLAVERY

Stephen Chukwujekwu, Eugene Anowai

Abstract


Language as vehicle of effective interaction defines human being as talking or communicating animal. African continent has over the years suffered untold stories of underdevelopment through slavery and then colonialism of a sort. Colonial linguistic slavery has moved on the line of destroying a people through the obliteration of their language leaving them without native linguistic identity that can very well be expressed in mother tongue.  Using the method of critical evaluation and analysis, the researchers found out that some African languages are on the verge of extinction due to contemporary colonial linguistic slavery where some of these local languages are not spoken in favour of other most preferred foreign ones.  Keywords: Language, Colonial, Slavery, Mother Tongue

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