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Lexical and grammatical features of Ugandan English: The paper highlights the lexical and grammatical features of Ugandan English and discusses the factors underlying the development and widespread use of this non-native variety of English

  • Bebwa Isingoma

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English plays an important role in the lives of Ugandans. For example, official government records are written in English, Parliament conducts its business in English, national newspapers are written in English. English is the medium of instruction from elementary to tertiary level. English is a lingua franca among people of different ethnic groups whose mother tongues are mutually unintelligible, especially if they cannot use Luganda or, to some extent, Swahili.

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Lexical and grammatical features of Ugandan English: The paper highlights the lexical and grammatical features of Ugandan English and discusses the factors underlying the development and widespread use of this non-native variety of English

  • Bebwa Isingoma

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