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Name: Baba  Mai Bello
Institution: Universität Bayreuth
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Specialty: Cognitive Semantics, Critical Discourse Analysis...
Subject Language(s): Hausa
Kanuri, Central
Pidgin, Nigerian
Selected Publications: Bello, B. M. 2005. When the Pen is Deadlier than the Sword: An Analysis of Journalistic Prose in Times of Conflicts in Nigeria. In: Yakubu, A. M. et al (eds) Crisis and Conflict Management in Nigeria Since 1980, Nigeria Defence Academy Book Series 1(vol.)1, Kaduna: Nigerian Defence Academy, 175 – 198

Bello, B. M. 2006. Information Negotiation in Political Discourse: A Gricean Perspective. Journal of Arts, Language and Literature, Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto

Bello, B. M. 2007a. Meaning and Content in HIV/AIDS Sensitisation Campaigns: Missing Links or Misplaced Priorities? In: Ndimele, O-M (ed) Nigerian Languages, Literature, Culture and Policy Reforms. Festschrift in Honour of Ayo Bamgbose . Port Harcourt, M & J Grand Orbit. 115 – 130.

Bello, B. M. 2007c. Language and the Mass Media as Agents of Conflict Generation. In: Koroma, D. S. M. et al (eds) A Student’s Companion: Readings in General Studies (vol. 2) Division of General Studies, University of Maiduguri. 549-572.

Bello, B. M. 2008. Planning and Managing Nigeria’s Wealth of Languages: the Brann Model. In Ndimele et. al. (eds) Critical Issues in the Study of Linguistics, Languages and Literatures in Nigeria: A Festschrift in for Conrad Max Benedict Brann. Port Harcourt, M&J Grand Orbit Communications. 1-8

Bello, B. M. 2009. Hausa Language and the Perception of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. In: Rothmaler, E. (ed.) Topics in Chadic Linguistics V: Comparative and Descriptive Studies. Koln, Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. 105-115

Koroma, D. S. M. Bulakarima, S.U. and Bello, B. M. (2007) (eds.) A Student’s Companion: Readings in General Studies (vol. II). Division of General Studies, University of Maiduguri

Mele, M. L. and Bello, B. M. 2007a Coaxing and Coercion in Roadblock Encounters on Nigerian Highways. Discourse and Society. London, Sage, Vol. 18(4): 437–452.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Nominal Groups of English and Bura
Courses Taught: Sociolinguistics, Language Survey of Nigeria, English in Nigeria, Lexicology and Lexicography.



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