Research Papers/Topics in Arts in Linguistics

Card Journal Language and ideology of political interactions

ABSTRACT ABSTRACT Several issues have shaped political discourse in Nigeria since her independence. Speeches read from scripts and other texts as well as various media forums have been major sources of data. Political interactions, dealing with spontaneous discourse/speech events have hardly been subject of discourse. Recently one of the platforms that transverse the Nigerian political sphere is the National Good Governance Tour (NGGT) of Nigeria; this study therefore, explores la...

Political-discourse Interactions and Sustainable Peace in Nigeria

Abstract Political-discourse interactions between government officials and citizen are increasingly becoming common discourse events in Nigeria. There is seemingly nothing unfamiliar about political discourse events, but what needs clarification is the extent to which political discourse interactions foster and or enhance sustainable peace. This study, however, investigated the political discourse events of ‘The Ministerial Platforms’ and ‘National Good&nb...

Verbal and Visual Interface in Select Nigerian Pop Music Videos

Abstract Pop music is one of the popular genres of music with much rhythm and harmony and its emphasis on romantic love songs is not news. What needs clarification is the level of the interface in terms of meaning-making between the verbal and visual aspects of pop music videos. This study thus investigates the visual-verbal interface in some Nigerian pop music videos to determine the extent to which both visual and verbal modes encode and enhance meanings in the music. T...

Character Formation And Terrorism In Elnathan John’s Born On A Tuesday And Obinna Udenwe’s Satans And Shaitans Dedan Onyango

AbstractThis study explores how character formation has been deployed in Elnathan John’s Born on a Tuesday and Obinna Udenwe’s Satans and Shaitans in the advancement of their discourse on the different propensities for terrorism in literary studies. The study is premised on the knowledge that character formation is an essential literary element, especially as far as delivering the ideas of a literary writer is concerned. The research is grounded on three objective...

Towards The Assessment Of The Status Of Ekiehe Language

ABSTRACT This study investigated the status of Ekiehe in the direction to know whether the language is surviving or disintegrating to a lower status. In particular, the study examined the use of Ekiehe in the informal domains, the Hehe attitude towards their ethnic language and the status of the transmission of Ekiehe to the next generations. The UNESCO‟s Language Vitality and Language Framework by Ad Hoc Expert Group on Language of 2003 guided this investigation. The three factors of...

A Critical Discourse Analysis Of The Arusha Declaration

ABSTRACT This study dealt with A Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of the Arusha Declaration. The study examined the role of language as an instrument of ideology and power in political discourse. The Arusha Declaration Document was selected as a case study.The case study seeks to describe a unit in detail, in context and holistically. It is essential as it allows studying many things from few.The Document was analysed critically in order to show that language canbe manipulated strateg...