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Title: Language, Literature and Discourse
Subtitle: A Festschrift in Honour of Prof. A.L. Oleyele
Edited By: Ayo Ogunsiji
Ayo Kehinde
Akin Odebunmi
Series Title: Linguistics Edition 77

"Language, Literature and Discourse" explores linguistic and literary
discourses which constitute the research foci of Professor Lekan Oyeleye,
former Dean of Arts and former Head, Department of English, University of
Ibadan, Nigeria. With relevant data, the authors, who are experienced
scholars from African tertiary institutions and who have impacted
positively on the pedagogical and research terrains in Africa, carry out
in-depth analyses of language use in natural and mediated genres from
syntactic, lexico-semantic, discourse, stylistic, pragmatic, applied
linguistic and literary perspectives. The chapters coherently present the
nexus of language and discourse as a veritable site for the interrogation
of issues and factors that have bearings on effective human interactions
and transactions.

The text is an invaluable resource material for teachers of English as a
second language and some other languages, at the tertiary level, and
researchers in language and literature all over the world.

Section A: Language

Demystifying the Native-Speaker Myth in the New Englishes Eric A. Anchimbe
- The Power of Language Ayo Ogunsiji - Noun Phrase Modification in Nigerian
in Newspapers E.O. Ogungbe - The Style and Power of Nigerian Women in the
Nigerian Newspapers I. Omolara Daniel - A Lexico-Semantic Study of Names of
Characters in Wole Soyinka’s King Baabu Idowu Odebode - Cushioned
Loanwords, Proverbs and Nigerian Pidgin as Rhetorical Devices in Achebes’s
Fiction Macauly Mowarin - Language and Style in Okot P’bitek’s ‘Song of
Ocol’ S.A. Salman - English Modality as a Rhetorical Tool in Nigerian
Political Manifestoes M.A Alo - Language and Persuasion in GSM Advertising
in Nigerian Newspapers I.E. Olaosun - Style in Select Advertising Slogans
Ayo Osisanwo - Use of Slang among Touts in Some Motor Parks in South
Western Nigeria - J.O. Ojo

Section B: Discourse

Address Terms in Social Discourse: The Case of a University Community in
Ghana Joseph Afull - A Discourse Study of Ideological Perspectives of
Naming among Christian Charismatic Movements in Nigeria Innocent Chiluwa -
Discourse Acts in Police - Accused Interrogation in Selected Police
Stations in Ondo State, Nigeria. - O.R. Farinde - The Pragmatics of Spousal
Communication: The Case of Vanguard’s Mr. and Mrs, Cartoon Series - H.O.F.
Akindele & A.B. Sunday - A Pragmatic Analysis of David Diop’s Poem
‘‘Africa’’ A.Lekan Dairo & J.O. Akinbode - Face Threats in Conversational
Interactions in Orthodox and Traditional Medicines among the Yoruba in
Southwestern Nigeria. Wale Adegbite & Akin Odebunmi

Section C: Applied Linguistics

Perspectives on the Principles of Second Language Learning and Teaching
Bolanle Akeredolu-Ale - From Illiteracy to Literacy or Vice Versa – A
Linguistic Analysis of the Construction of Reality in an Essay on
Stylistics Adeyemi Daramola - The Inevitability of Language Interlarding
among Bilinguals Yemi Ogunsiji - Democracy, National Development and
Globalization: The Roles of Different Tongues in a Bilingual/ Multilingual
Country A.A. Asiyanbola - Yoruba – English Code-Switching in Ayinla
Omowura’s Apala Music Tajudeen Yaqub Surakat

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Ling & Literature
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783895864582
Pages: 560
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