Socio-Linguistic Study of Meaning Extension in Communication among Male Youths in Northern Nigeria

https://doi.org/10.36892/ijlls.v2i4.335

Authors

  • Bello Ibrahim Department of English, Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  • Rilwan Yusuf Jibo
  • Hamisu Hamisu Haruna Al-Qalam University Katsina-Nigeria

Keywords:

Keywords:  words, Phrases, sentences, communication and meaning.

Abstract

The paper examines meaning extension in communication among male youths in some northern states such as Katsina, Kano, Kaduna and Zamfara. The variables under study comprise of words, phrases and sentences in English and Hausa languages. The paper also examines the expressions’ literal and contextual meanings and how they are used among the educated and uneducated (western education) youths. The data gathered by the researchers through observation are twenty five (25) samples, and were further presented and analysed using descriptive method. The findings revealed that the youths use the expressions in a conversation to make it socially decorated and show fancy in conversation among them.

 

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Author Biographies

Bello Ibrahim, Department of English, Al-Qalam University, Katsina

Bello Ibrahim, holds his BA English from Al-Qalam University, Katsina and MA in English Language with thesis in Applied Linguistics from Bayero University, Kano all in Nigeria.  I started lecturing in the department of English, Al-Qalam University, Katsina in 2012 to date. I taught many language and literature courses such as Applied Linguistics, Semantics, Grammar, Intro to Literature, Poetry etc. I also published many articles national and international ones.

Rilwan Yusuf Jibo

Lirwan Yusuf is a graduating student of the department of English, Al-Qalam University, Katsina.

Hamisu Hamisu Haruna, Al-Qalam University Katsina-Nigeria

Hamisu Hamisu Haruna has BA Ed. English, MA English Language from Bayero University, Kano. He joined the department of English Al-Qalam University, Katsina as a lecturer in   2015 and taught language and literature courses.  He also has articles published and presented nationally and internationally.

Published

2020-12-26

How to Cite

Ibrahim, B., Jibo, R. Y. ., & Haruna, H. H. . (2020). Socio-Linguistic Study of Meaning Extension in Communication among Male Youths in Northern Nigeria . International Journal of Language and Literary Studies, 2(4), 51-62. https://doi.org/10.36892/ijlls.v2i4.335