"Carry go" : A Sociolinguistic Study of the Language of Bus Conductors in Lagos (Nigeria)
Lagos is a cosmopolitan Nigerian city with an elaborate transport system which is built around commercial buses of different types. Each of the commercial dialectal and highly idiosyncratic: This paper examines the language use of bus conductors in Lagos with a view to unearthing the sociolinguistic underpinning conditioning such use. A combination of notes taken through personal observation and discreet tape recording of two hundred and twenty-one communicative interactions involving the bus conductors constituted the methodology for the investigation. The outcomes of the investigation reveal that the language of Lagos bus conductors is creative, attitudinal, emotional, group-directed, solidarity corr.- ious and a manifestation of the nation's sociolinguistic imperatives.
Use of Language , Bus Coductors in Lagos , sociolinguistic , Discourse
Adedun, E.A (2005) "Carry go" : A Sociolinguistic Study of the Language of Bus Conductors in Lagos (Nigeria)