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Title: Style in Religious Communication in Nigeria
Edited By: Akin Odebunmi
Adeyemi O. Babajide
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Communication 01
Description:

The book, which contains twelve well-developed chapters, explores different
aspects of style in the contexts of Christianity, Islam and traditional
religion in Nigeria with insights from such disciplines as linguistics,
literature and music. The goal is to facilitate access to the meaning
intended in the communication and reveal the stylistic distinctiveness of
this communication as projected through such media as advertisements,
sermons, scriptural language, the internet, home videos, music, orature and
poetry.

The various chapters examine the forms and functions of the expressions and
other communicative tools (such as musical instruments, non-verbal cues,
etc) engaged by the religious communicators to describe and exemplify their
messages; situate, clarify and magnify their points; and assure, reassure,
challenge and satirise their audience. This approach promises better
appreciation and interpretation of religious discourses in Nigeria and the
world as a whole.

Contents:

The Stylistics of Religious Electronic Media Advertisements in Nigeria
Akin Odebunmi

A Stylistic Study of Muslim Sermons in Southwestern Nigeria
K.K Olaniyan & A.G. Oyekola

A Speech Act Analysis of Christian Religious Speeches
Sola Babatunde

Tenor in Electronic Media Christian Discourse in Nigeria
Rotimi Taiwo

Thematic Structures in Isaiah 49
Kayode Ogunleye & Sade Olagunju

Phonological Features of Electronic Media Christian Sermons
S.A. Aladeyomi

Structural and Syntactic Differences in Selected Verses of Three Versions
of the Holy Bible
E.T. Babalola

The Poetics of Songs: An Analytical Stylistic Study of Solomon’s The Song
of Solomon and p. Bitek’s Song of Lawino
Adeyemi O. Babajide

The Praise 'n' Worship Musical Style of the Contemporary Nigerian Avant
Garde (Charismatic) Christian Church
Femi Adedeji

Style in Christian Home Videos in Nigeria
Akin Adetunji

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9783895864964
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 284
Prices: Europe EURO 74.00