By Moradewun Adejunmobi

Vernacular Palaver examines the continued attraction of the belief of ‘the neighborhood’ for cultural agents in West Africa, even in circumstances the place they've got a starting to be interplay with assorted international and continental languages of wider communique. It highlights the contribution of overseas and indigenous languages of wider conversation to the formation of the recent alliances and sodalities which are trying out the relevance of locality, and reshaping the idea that of neighborhood tradition, in West Africa. the writer lines the function of discourse approximately language in West African identification politics from the cultural nationalists of the early twentieth century to the spiritual transnationals of the modern interval. utilizing examples from video movie, renowned literature, the task of spiritual institutions, and academic perform, this publication seeks to boost our knowing of the numerous capabilities of non-native languages in multilingual societies.

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