Organizing Institution: Australian National University
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Start Date: October 21, 2022 (1:00pm)
End Date: October 21, 2022 (2:00pm)
Language as a living phenomenon, reflects its local environment. Arabic language, a non-native tongue in Nigeria, is infiltrated with several indigenous languages. This process is known as language interference. Just as the way the imperial languages have been domesticated and nativized by the non-native cultivators, the Arabic language in Nigeria is not an exception. The use of indigenized Arabic forms a collective identity for the Nigerian writers of Arabic to distinguish their literary outputs from other Arabic literary productions. Therefore, this study aims to explore this phenomenon through the lens of Ahmad’s Ahl al-Qurā and al-Hijri’s Khadim al-Waṭan.