EFFECTIVE USE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AS A MEANS OF COMMUNICATION IN CURBING COVID 19
Keywords:Communication, Language, Strategies
During the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic there were a lot of worrisome news flying all of over the world on its variant, peculiarities, causes, ways of contact and cure. Communication was the only means to get the right information across to people and the use of language was one of the channels to reach out to the people. Nigeria citizens were not left out on the Covid 19
Pandemic outbreak and English language was one valid means to enlighten them on the way forward because of the multilingual nature of Nigeria with over four hundred languages (400). Language is an intriguing and interesting enterprise from every point of view as it relates to human activities. It is one of the unique attributes that differentiates human beings from other
creatures. Language is the most prominent tool of communication and a vehicle through which humans express their thought, feelings, ideas and emotions to one another and also get a feedback whether positive or negative. This study reviewed some effective strategies to consider when communicating to an audience in any giving situation in other to achieve the desired aim for such communication. The strategies reviewed in this study are, The Cognitive Level Strategy, The Persuasion Strategy, The Paralanguage Strategy and The Precision Strategy. The researcher believed that putting these strategies to use in any given communication can aid
effectiveness and also yield result for the purpose of such communication.