Issues in Political Discourse Analysis


Samuel Gyasi Obeng, Ph.D. (Editor)
African Studies Program & The School of Public Health, Indiana University, IN, USA

Series: Languages and Linguistics, Political Leaders and Their Assessment
BISAC: POL000000

This new book examines the analysis of language (possibly in conjunction with other semiotic systems) in the course of our lives as citizens of established politics of various scopes. Topics discussed include the cultural consequences of economic migration from Nigeria to the West; language, politics and democratic governance in Nigeria; legitimization and coercion in political discourse; language endangerment; drawing an analytical framework in search of “postmodern” Chinese and discursive strategies in political speech. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Prof. Efurosibina Emmanuel Adegbija: As a Husband and a Father pp.1-4

Poem – The Tongue That Could Not Be Silenced
(Samuel Gyasi Obeng) pp.5-6

The Cultural Consequences of Economic Migration from Nigeria to the West
(Efurosibina Adegbija, Edited Posthumously by Mosiforeba V. Adegbija)pp.7-20

Cognitive Strategies in Nigerian and German Political Cartoons: A Comparative Study
(Oyinkan Medubi) pp.21-52

Turn-Taking Strategies in Nigerian Legislative Discourse
(Ayo Ayodele) pp.53-72

Pragmatic Features of Political Speeches in English by Some Prominent Nigerian Leaders
(Dele Adeyanju) pp.73-90

Legitimization and Coercion in Political Discourse: A Case Study of Olusegun Obasanjo Address to the PDP Elders and Stakeholders Forum on February 10, 2007
(Rotimi Taiwo)pp.91-106

Language, Politics and Democratic Governance in Nigeria: A Sociolinguistic Perspective
(Tunde Opeibi) pp.107-126

Language Endangerment: Factual and Theoretical Explorations with Special Reference to Erushu, Akoko
(S.A. Dada) pp.127-148

Bush Versus Blair: Keywords Heading the Nation
(Federica Ferrari)pp.149-176

Drawing an Analytical Framework In Search of “Postmodern” Chinese: Language and Politics in Taiwan
(Jennifer M/ Wei) pp.177-192

Intertextuality and Metaphor in Puerto Rican Political Discourse:
Statehood and Language Policy
(Edelmira L. Nickels)pp.193-206

Discursive Strategies in Political Speech: The Words of Dr. Bingu wa Mutharika
(Christopher R. Green)pp.207-222

Codeswitching in Tanzanian Parliamentary Discourse: A Communicative Innovation
(Charles Bwenge)pp.223-248

Index pp.249-259

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