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Title: Studies in Slang and Slogans
Edited By: Sola Babatunde
Akin Odebunmi
Akinbiyi Adisa Adetunji
Mahfouz Adedimeji
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Pragmatics 18

Studies in Slang and Slogans, with contributions from Nigeria, America,
France, Poland and Indonesia, addresses the nature, form and function of
the slangy items and slogans engaged in politics, computer-mediated
communication, sports, the military, students’ informal interactions,
transportation, advertising and general human interactions. The book
centrally examines how human social-political experiences and encounters
with digital technology constrain the choice of slang and slogans favoured
in the focused domains, the varieties of these slang and slogans, and the
impact of these on human socio-cognitive processes in society. Studies in
Slang and Slogans, therefore, should be of great interest to general
readers, scholars from diverse areas of academic concerns, politicians,
internet users, students, government officials and advertisers.

Chapter One: Politics and American Slang
Leonard R.N. Ashley
Chapter Two: Axis of Evil: A Pragmatic Consideration
Adam Bednarek
Chapter Three: Slang, Sexual Organ and Metaphor in Nigerian English
Akin Odebunmi
Chapter Four: Indonesian Slang in Internet
Chatting Howard Manns
Chapter Five: Slang, Naming and Nigerian Supporters of English Premiership
Akin Adetunji
Chapter Six: Slang and the Nigerian Army
Bola Shakirat Ijaiya
Chapter Seven: Students’ Slang in the University of Ilorin
Sola Babatunde & Ayotunde S. Folorunsho
Chapter Eight: Students’ Slang on Internet Fraud
’Wale Oni & O.J. Oke
Chapter Nine: Slang in Text Messaging Amongst Nigerian University Students
Ononye Chuka & Romanus Aboh
Chapter Ten: Slang Among Nigerian University Students: Forms and Types
M.A. Aremu
Chapter Eleven: Kegites’ Slang in a Nigerian University
Adeniyi Osunbade & Adeolu Adeniji
Chapter Twelve: Slogan and Anti-slogan Practices: A Confrontation on Public
Space and Advertising in Parisian Subway
Kenza Cherkaoui Messin & Natalia La Valle
Chapter Thirteen: Sociological and Historical Contexts of Number Plate
Sloganeering in Nigeria
Mahfouz Adedimeji
Chapter Fourteen: The Politics and Pragmatics of Slogans on Nigerian
Vehicle Number Plates
S.A. Aladeyomi & K.K. Olaniyan
Chapter Fifteen: Slogan and Sloganising in Nigerian Political and Religious
M.A. Alo
Chapter Sixteen: Language and Style in Political Slogans
Ayo Osisanwo
Chapter Seventeen: A Pragmatic Analysis of Political Slogans: A Case of
Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun state, Nigeria
Toyin Makinde & Sola Odeneye
Chapter Eighteen: Political Slogans in Chinua Achebe’s A Man of the People
Amaka Ezeife & Ebuka Igwebuike

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783929075717
Pages: 200
Prices: Europe EURO 64.00