AUDIENCE PERCEPTION OF PIDGIN ENGLISH USAGE IN BROADCAST MEDIA

The research examined audience perception of Pidgin English usage in Broadcast Media (study of WASOBIA TV and WASOBIA FM. It was observed that pidgin English otherwise known as broken English is now gaining popularity in Nigeria society particularly in Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Aba, Onisha, Enugu, Owerri, Uyo, Edo and most of the cities in Nigeria. Although, Pidgin English is still considered as a language of the uneducated and there will be decline in pure English language if Pidgin English continues to thrill in broadcast media. But today is been used in both formal and informal setting to include radio programme. …READ MORE …