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Name: Innocent  Eberechi  Chiluwa
Institution: Covenant University
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State and/or Country: Nigeria   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Specialty: Discourse Studies & Discursive/Intercultural Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Assessing the Nigerianness of SMS text-Messages in English

War against our children’: stance and evaluation in #BringBackOurGirls campaign discourse on Twitter and Facebook. Discourse & Society, 26(3), 2015 (forthcoming) (co-author: Presley Ifukor).

Text messaging in social protests. Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior (Vol.1) edited by Zheng Yan. Hershey, PA: IGI Global (in press).

'Occupy Nigeria 2012’: a critical analysis of Facebook posts in the fuel subsidy removal protests. Revista Clina,1(1), 2015 (University of Salamanca, Spain). (forthcoming)

‘We are after ideals’: a critical analysis of ideology in the tweets by Boko Haram. Global Media Journal, African Edition. 8(2), 318-346, 2014 (co-author: Esther Ajiboye).

Twittering the Boko Haram uprising in Nigeria: investigating pragmatic acts in the social media. Africa Today, 59 (3), 82-102, 2013 (co-author: Adetunji Adegoke).

Social media networks and the discourse of resistance: a sociolinguistic CDA of Biafra online discourses. Discourse & Society, 23(3), 217-244, 2012.

Language in the news: mediating sociopolitical crises in Nigeria. Peter Lang: Frankfurt, 2012.

Labeling and ideology in the press: a critical discourse study of the Niger Delta crisis. Peter Lang: Frankfurt, 2011.

Media construction of sociopolitical crises in Nigeria. Journal of Language and Politics, 10(1), 88-108, 2011.

The media and the militants: constructing the Niger Delta crisis. RASK: International Journal of Language and Communication 32, 41-78, 2010.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Pragmatics of Nigerian English in Digital Discourse
Courses Taught: Discourse Analysis
Academic Paper Abstract: Assessing the Nigerianness of SMS text-messages in English
‘War against our Children': Stance and Evaluation in # BringBackOurGirls Campaign Discourse on Twitter and Facebook

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