The Semantic Analysis Of Slang And Jagons In The Nigerian Military Barracks: A Study Of Selected Barracks In Lagos State

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ABSTRACT

The role language plays in the context of society or the individual is also referred to by the term function.  Language is used to communicate ideas, to express attitudes, and so on. It may also be used to identify specific situations such as informality or intimacy. Language can also come as slang. While slang is a variety of speech characterized by newly coined and rapidly changing vocabulary, used by the young or by the social and professional groups for ‘in-group’ communication and thus tending to prevent understanding by the rest of the speech community, it is pertinent to know that it is also used to establish or reinforce social identity or cohesiveness within a group like that of military establishment. Hence, the study examines the semantic implications of slang and jargons used in the Nigerian military barracks. The study confirms the various items used in semantic extension of slang and jargons in the Nigerian military barracks and is able to analyse some of the items also used by the military personnel and the findings finally affirms that slang and jargons are not just carefree words but like some other words, have its own semantic implications and very relevant within the context of use (the military).


TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Title Pagei
Certificationii
Dedicationiii Acknowledgementsiv 
Abstractv
Table of Contents            vi

CHAPTER ONE:                INTRODUCTION                                   
1.0Background to the Study1
1.1Statement of the Problem                                 3
1.2Purpose of the Study                                           4
1.3Research Questions5
1.4Significance of Study5
1.5Delimitation of the Study                           6
1.6History of Nigeria Military                                        6
1.7Operational Definition6

CHAPTER TWO:REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE                  
2.0Introduction8
2.1Language 8
2.2New English12
2.3Standard and Non Standard English14
2.4The English Language in Nigeria16
2.5Origins of Slang24
2.6Military Slang as a Variety of Slang30


CHAPTER    THREE:   RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.0Introduction34
3.1Research Designs34
3.2Research Instruments34
3.3Sample and Sampling Technique34
3.4Population35
3.5Validity of Instrument35
3.6Reliability of the Instrument35
3.7Method of Data Collection35
3.8Method of Data Analysis36


CHAPTER FOUR:    DATA ANALYSIS
4.0Introduction37
4.1Nigerian Military Slang, Meaning and Usage37
4.2Nigerian Military Jargons, Meaning and Usage43
4.3Nigerian Military Official Terms, Meaning and Usage46


CHAPTER   FIVE:  SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECONMENDATIONS 
5.0Summary48
5.1Conclusion49
5.2Implication of the Study50
5.3Recommendations50
5.4Limitations of the Study51
5.5Suggestion for Further Studies51
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Gerald, I. (2018). The Semantic Analysis Of Slang And Jagons In The Nigerian Military Barracks: A Study Of Selected Barracks In Lagos State. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-semantic-analysis-of-slang-and-jagons-in-the-nigerian-military-barracks-a-study-of-selected-barracks-in-lagos-state-5719

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Gerald, IKenna "The Semantic Analysis Of Slang And Jagons In The Nigerian Military Barracks: A Study Of Selected Barracks In Lagos State" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/the-semantic-analysis-of-slang-and-jagons-in-the-nigerian-military-barracks-a-study-of-selected-barracks-in-lagos-state-5719. Accessed 01 Feb. 2023.

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Gerald, IKenna . "The Semantic Analysis Of Slang And Jagons In The Nigerian Military Barracks: A Study Of Selected Barracks In Lagos State". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 01 Feb. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/the-semantic-analysis-of-slang-and-jagons-in-the-nigerian-military-barracks-a-study-of-selected-barracks-in-lagos-state-5719 >.

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Gerald, IKenna . "The Semantic Analysis Of Slang And Jagons In The Nigerian Military Barracks: A Study Of Selected Barracks In Lagos State" Afribary (2018). Accessed February 01, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/the-semantic-analysis-of-slang-and-jagons-in-the-nigerian-military-barracks-a-study-of-selected-barracks-in-lagos-state-5719