MOTHER TONGUE INTERFERENCE IN ENGLISH NEWS CAST: A CASE OF KWARA TELEVISION NEWS
Language and man are inseparable and since the languages of the worldcome in contact, there is bound to be a problem like mother tongue interference which is a sociolinguistic phenomenon. This work takes for granted that grammatical competence is totally different from phonological competence and it has worked on this premise using phonological conventions in analysing the sampled data. The findings proved that interference at the phonological level is a major problem confronting our media houses in Nigeria with respect to spoken English. Suggestions have been proffered to effect the envisaged repair in the aspects identified.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
1.1 The Research Problem
1.1.1 The Research Question
1.2 Research Purpose
1.3 Scope of the Study
1.6 Data Description
1.7 Definition of some Terms
2.2 The Status of English in Nigeria
2.3 Language Acquisition
2.3.1 Second Language Acquisition
2.4 Mother Tongue Interference
2.4.2 Phonological Interference
2.5 The Position of the Media in our Society
If the question “what is language?” is asked, it has many senses and can be variously defined.It can be language of a particular field like science, humanity just to mention few. It can also be the animal language, sign language and many other types of languages.
Human language especially spoken dominates them all. Human language is natural. According to Adebayo (1995), “Language (Human Language) is one of the chief means by which a person learns to organise his experiences and thoughts”
In Adebayo’s words above, human language is one out of many means by which a person’s experiences and thoughts can be organised. This supports the many senses that language has. And also, without language, (spoken) thoughts will never be born and experiences of life will be wasted because no one will be able to learn from them.Communication is the major bridge that links the whole world. Communication is a crucial factor in the society at large and there is pieces evidence that prove this. The global village and the internet prove this among others.