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Title: Perspectives on African Studies
Subtitle: Essays in Honour of Toyin Falola
Edited By: Akin Alao
Rotimi Olorunfemi Taiwo
Series Title: LINCOM Cultural Studies 05
Description:

"Perspectives on African Studies: Essays in Honour of Toyin Falola" is a
multi-disciplinary book that covers a wide range of topics within the
purview of African Studies. The book is published in honour of Toyin
Falola, a distinguished African scholar at the University of Texas at
Austin, USA. Toyin Falola is known to be the most prolific and versatile
Africanist of our time. He is the author and editor of over 50 books and
several articles on virtually every aspect of African pre-colonial and
contemporary history.

The book consists of thirty-four chapters written by scholars from
different disciplines, but with focus on African issues. It is divided into
seven sections, each section containing chapters that address specific
thematic issues. Section One contains seven chapter that address issues on
past and contemporary History and Politics of Nigeria. Section Two also has
seven chapters which focus on social issues. Section Three deal with
language and communication in Nigeria, while Section Four handles chapters
with perspectives on religion and culture. Section Six contains three
papers that present perspectives on literature. The last section presents
is on presents perspectives on African philosophy.

The book is edited by two Nigerian scholars, Akin Alao and Rotimi Taiwo,
both of Obafemi Awolowo Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Ideology and Power in News Reports on the 2007 Nigerian Presidential
Elections in some Western Online Media (Rotimi Taiwo), The Syntax of
Pronouns and Interrogative Markers in Mòfòlí Dialect of Yoruba (Felix
Abídèmí Fabunmi), Campaign Manifesto Headings as Text in Campus Politics
(Taofik O. Adesanmi Moji Olateju), Language and Persuasive Ideology in
President Shehu Shagari’s Maiden Speech (M. O. Ayeomoni), The Press and the
Multi-stage Determination of Public Interest in a Developing Society
(Oladokun Omojola), The Place of Indigenous Languages in the Technological
Development of Nigeria (Faleye, James Oladunjoye), Some Manipulative
Dimensions of Newspaper Reporting of the Niger-Delta Conflict in Nigeria
(Kehinde A. Ayoola), etc.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Ling & Literature
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862885008
Pages: 640
Prices: Europe EURO 86.80