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Saying X: The Pragmatics of a Nigerian Context
Online] Studies in Literature and Language
The study investigates the pragmatic motivations of linguistic choices contained in selected mobile-phone text messages written by Nigerians. As an effort towards cross-cultural pragmatics, the study examines "Nigerianisms" in the use of English. Bach and Harnish's concept of mutual contextual beliefs (MCBs) is mainly relied upon as a theoretical framework, although insights from other scholars of pragmatics and sociolinguistics give the study a more illuminating theoretical base. The studyfatcat:3nb3va5f7rfjdipakkt2zslye4