THE LANGUAGE IN CHINUAACHEBE'S A MAN OF THE PEOPLE

Angelika Riyandari,


Abstract

A chebe's 'A Mall of the People' as a product of post -
colonial literature shows an interaction betweell imperial Cltlture and
the native cultural practices especially. in terllls of language. The
limitation andfailure of standard Engli~h to express local experiences
i.e. indigenous metaphor is shown. The emergence of new English as
a result of the reconstructioll and expansion of the standard English
is thus encouraged. It is resulted in the use offour different modes in
the novel: standard English narration. standard English dialogue.
pidgin English alld native language which reflects different attitudes
implied by the speakers

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Keywords

post-colonial literature. standard English. pidgin English. native language. new english

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References

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24167/celt.v3i1.1082

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