Welcome to This English self by Ojikutu Shola Gabriel.
That the English language is now a global language is not in any way a topic to debate anymore. However, that it is a language with countless issues to be discussed is rightly unarguable. For this reason, will I for long bother my readers with this column I have lightly tagged “This English self “.
Why this common place, title? Simple. The reason is to demystify the language and yet make it a treasure. What a paradox! Well, this column will concern itself with broad explanations of certain expressions in English putting into consideration the various classification by seeming scholars without making each piece an esoteric body of letters.
For example, the borderline between formality and informality, written and spoken, grammaticality and acceptability, regional expression, culture, and place will all be put into consideration yet, I will do all possible not to bore my readers with unneeded terminologies. After all, the aim is to communicate.
But we must not forget that sometimes, if what is meant is not expressed then the exact change can’t be effected. This is the reason we must promote formal and standard expression without denying the context of situation.
So, I am formally saying, welcome to my column. Read. Make comments. Like and share.
About the Author
Shola Ojikutu is a stellar English and Literature in English teacher and a prolific writer of poems, reviews, speeches, persuasive and motivational copies. He writes and resides in Lagos.
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