LANGUAGE USE AND MODES OF COMMUNICATION IN NSUKKA URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

LANGUAGE USE AND MODES OF COMMUNICATION IN NSUKKA URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

ABSTRACT

This study investigates language use and modes of communication in Nsukka Urban development projects, Enugu State. The study deals specifically with type of development agents and the impact of identified modes of communication in developing the area. The study used 102 respondents, comprising different development agents in the study area. The instrument used for data collection are observation, interviews,  document analysis which was analyzed qualitatively; the qualitative data gotten as a natural phenomenon was clearly written out using tables and their percentages determined. The structured questionnaires was analyzed quantitatively and presented in tables and percentages. It contains a four point likert scale type on the phenomenon of language use and modes of communication using an analytical framework developed from Systemic Functional Linguistics. The analysis reveals that the three modes of communication (the phonic, the graphic and the multimodal) are commonly used in development communication in the study. Suggestions and recommendations are made on the possibilities for increasing development agenda and improving overall living conditions of the area.