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From the Virtual Sphere to Physical Space

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From the Virtual Sphere to Physical Space (Volumen 13) (Tienda española)

Exploring Language Use in Nigerian Democracy

Tunde Opeibi (Editor)
Josef Schmied (Editor)


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ISBN-13 (Impresion) 9783736997110
ISBN-13 (E-Book) 9783736987111
Idioma Inglés
Numero de paginas 206
Laminacion de la cubierta mate
Edicion 1.
Serie REAL Studies / Research in English and Applied Linguistics
Volumen 13
Lugar de publicacion Göttingen
Fecha de publicacion 07.05.2018
Clasificacion simple Libro de divulgacion
Area Ciencias sociales
Palabras claves Nigeria, Politics, Web Discourse, Digital Humanities, Militant Groups, Song-Lashing, Yoruba-English, Bilingualism, Political Campaigns, South-West Nigeria, Political Administration, 2015 Elections, Ekiti, Concession Speech, Carrions, Vultures, Malfeasance, Tayo Olafioye, Ola Rotimi, Olu Obafemi

This volume provides the nexus between language and politics in Nigeria, the world’s most populous Black nation, where civilian rule is slowly but steadily morphing into deliberative democracy. Using a combination of traditional and new models, the contributions adopt linguistic and literary perspectives to analyse and discuss different socio-discursive engagements in the Nigerian democratic experience. New approaches from Digital Humanities show the impact of the ongoing digital revolution and developments in the Humanities. More traditional papers offer compelling insights on both the discursive and non-discursive habits of the contemporary Nigerian political actors in an effort to more
fruitfully profile their identity while defining their attitude and level of commitment to delivering ‘dividends of democracy’. This volume is an ambitious scholarly effort to critically comment on emerging themes and discursive practices in today’s Nigerian political space, which may be relevant in other socio-political contexts.