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Query Details


Query Subject:   Literature on Parliamentary Discourse
Author:   Ayo Ayodele
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis

Query:   I am a Ph.D student working on A DISCOURSE ANALYTIC DESCRIPTION OF
PARLIAMENTARY TALK. There seems very little to review on this topic.
I'll be grateful if anyone could assist me with relevant materials- journal
articles, papers or titles that can assist me with this work.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards.

Ayo Ayodele
LL Issue: 16.2944
Date posted: 11-Oct-2005



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