This book is an analysis of the social motivation for code-switching by Edo-speaking people of Edo State, Nigeria.
The analysis is based on real-life communicative encounters obseved over a period of time.
The book highlights the different reasons informing the way Edo-speaking code-swtch.
Some of the reasons, among others, are to accomodate other linguistic groups, to index modernity, multiple identities, for cultural deference, use lexicon of other domains and use in discussing restricted cultural issues such as taboos and sexual overtones.
Dr Sam Erevbenagie Usadolo is an academic and a researcher at the University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa.
His areas of research are language and media, public relations and development communication.He is currently completing another doctoral programme in the field of development communication.
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