IGBO LANGUAGE AND CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

  • Udechukwu Chinwe Nwaudu
  • Ahamefula Ndubuisi Ogbonna Department of Linguistics, Igbo and Other Nigerian Languages, University of Nigeria, NsukkaAcoustical Society of NigeriaLinguistic Association of NigeriaIgbo Studies AssociationWest African Linguistic SocietyThe Linguist List

Abstract

Sentences are uttered in a context of discourse where features of language reveal speakers' attempt to process their message in view of their hearer's knowledge and interpretive efforts.  Such contexts constitute a broader perspective, which examines the link between discourse activities and socio-cultural factors.  The task of this paper is to explore some texts in Igbo with a view to establishing what gives its discourse coherence.  It is from this premise that this paper is highly significant. The paper adopts an analytic approach as it x-rays the concept of critical discourse analysis, which has its base on the ten questions against which texts are assessed.

Author Biography

Ahamefula Ndubuisi Ogbonna, Department of Linguistics, Igbo and Other Nigerian Languages, University of Nigeria, NsukkaAcoustical Society of NigeriaLinguistic Association of NigeriaIgbo Studies AssociationWest African Linguistic SocietyThe Linguist List

Lecturer

Department of Linguistics, University of Nigeria

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Chinwe Nwaudu, U., & Ndubuisi Ogbonna, A. (2014). IGBO LANGUAGE AND CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS. Innovare Journal of Social Sciences, 2(2), 23-26. Retrieved from https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijss/article/view/874
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