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The bilingual environment in which English has established itself as the language of opportunity and upward social mobility has created an increasingly large body of new homes in which parents unwittingly speak more English than Igbo to their children. As a matter of fact, Igbo is often not spoken at all in such homes. Some parents even go so far as to specifically forbid visitors from speaking Igbo to their children (Azuonye 2002: 44)