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A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF POLITICAL INTERVIEWS IN A SELECTED DAILY NEWSPAPER. THE PUNCH

ABSTRACT     Language is an integral part of our socio-cultural heritage that serves as the primary medium of communication for mankind.  Pragmatics evolved to drill out meanings and to give interpretations to utterances beyond what is literarily said.  This research work was carried out in order to give light to political interviews and to bring out meanings that are embedded in utterances made by politicians.  One of the Nigerian daily newspapers was used, THE ...

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A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF ATHOL FUGARD’S SIZWE BANSI IS DEAD

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle Page          iCertification          iiDedication           iiiAcknowledgments         iv Table of Contents        vAbstract            ixCHAPTER ONE: 1.0 Introduction         11.1 Background to the study      11.2 Purpose of the study        31.3 Justification f...

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A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF JESUS’ CONVERSATION WITH THE SAMARITAN WOMAN

ABSTRACTIt is a known fact that Discourse Analysis is the analysis of language in use. This work shaowed how discourse analysis and pragmatic elements can be used in decoding facts and foregrounded information in the Holy Bible especially Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan woman. The discourse elements such as: participants, context, turn-taking, exchange structure, reference, presupposition, inference, intention were used to bring out the foregrounded information in the conversation. I...

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A Discourse Analysis Of Naira Has No Gender By Olu Obafemi

ABSTRACTThere have been interests over ages in studying how people communicate during interaction. This interest has lead to the emergence of discourse analysis which has the aim of studying how people communicate using sentence or clauses. In view of this, Naira has no gender, a play by Olu Obafemi, was selected in order to study and interpret how speeches were formed in the conversation between and among interlocutors in the play. Six transactions, which serve as our data were selected from...

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A LEXICO-SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF SELECTED SPEECHES OF IS-HAQ OLOYEDE

ABSTRACT Effective language use is a basis for communication. Language is a system of symbols which includes words and words make up sentences that in turn form a discourse. Each word and sentence exhibit different form, nature, element and meaning. Thus, lexico – semantic level of language analysis deals with the study of word and meaning. This study examined the use of word and sentence, word group, meaning relations and cohesive devices in five selected speeches of Is-haq Oloyede, t...

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A LEXICO-SEMATIC ANALYSIS OF OLU OBAFEMI’S NAIRA HAS NO GENDER

ABSTRACTThis work focuses on the Lexico-semantic variation of the Nigerian English using Olu Obafemi’s text Naira Has No Gender. The aim of this work is to highlight meaning change according to context and environment. Element of Lexico-semantic variation in Nigerian English which are Transfer, Analogy, Acronyms, Semantic Shift and Extension and Coinages or Neologism identified by Adegbija (1989) are used to analyse data collected from Olu Obafemi’s Naira Has No Gender. In this analysis w...

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A LEXICO-SYNTACTIC ANALYSIS OF ERRORS IN SELECTED YORUBA FILM SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH

ABSTRACTLanguage is learned and shred, it is an arbitrary system of vocal symbols through which human beings in the same speech community interact, thereby communicate. Errors in communication can be inhibitions towards effective communication and decoding of messages. This research sets out to carry out an error analysis on some selected Yoruba films subtitled in English. Errors were lifted from four Yoruba films subtitled in English and were numbered as attested in each film. Error analysis...

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A Metaphysical Analysis Of Amos Tutuola’s The Palmwine Drinkard And D.O. Fagunwa’s The Forest Of God

ABSTRACTThis work focuses on the metaphysical approach as portrayed by Amos Tutuola’s The Palwine Drinkard and D.O Fagunwa’s The Forest of God. This study shows how metaphysics was used in the two plays. Metaphysics is based on the use of myths, gods, medicine and use of god like creatures. The novels are used to show these facts.Research done has helped shed more light on what entails metaphysics and  how it exists in our world and the belief people have in it. TABLE OF CONTENT...

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A Pragmatic Analysis Of Nigerian Proverbs In Wole Soyinka’s The Lion And The Jewel

INTRODUCTIONCommunication in the society happens chiefly by means of language. However, the users of language, as social beings, communicate and use language within the context as society; society controls their access to the linguistic and communicative means. Language, being the most important means of communication, interaction and social integration among individuals in the society, needs to be preserved, sustained,  and properly developed. Language, by definition, is said to be the ...

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A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN’S INAUGURAL SPEECH, NIGERIA: OUR NATION IN MOURNING

ABSTRACT  Given the fact that communication is chiefly achieved through language, it is therefore important to study and account for how speakers encode their utterances and how meanings are decoded from the utterances during communication. This has made us to attempt a pragmatic analysis of President Goodluck Jonathan’s inaugural speech, Nigeria: Our Nation in Mourning, because of its socio-political importance with a view to accounting for how the president has encoded his utterances...

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