1. Being Politically Impolite: A Community of Practice (CofP) Analysis of Invective Songs of Western Nigerian Politicians

Moses Adebayo Aremu

Volume 4, 1 (Special Issue on African Cultures & Languages) , Winter and Spring 2016, , Pages 103-116

Abstract
  Earlier linguistic studies of political discourse revealed that, not many works exist on pragmatic analysis of impoliteness in this genre. Apart from Mullany (2002), who employs relational and face works to analyses impoliteness in political discourse, Taiwo (2007), Adetunji (2009), and Ademilokun (2015), ...  Read More

2. Discursive Strategies in Selected Political Rally Campaigns of 2011 Elections in Southwestern Nigeria

Mohammed Ayodeji Ademilokun

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, , Pages 120-132

Abstract
  This paper discussed the discursive strategies in selected political rally campaigns of the 2011 elections in Southwestern Nigeria with a view to revealing the dynamics of political persuasion and mobilization in contemporary natural political communication in Nigeria. The data for the study were obtained ...  Read More

3. Beyond Self Containment: On the Politics of Culture and Identity in a Glocal Society

Wincharles Coker

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2014, , Pages 53-62

Abstract
  As a result of the epiphany of giant multinational media conglomerates, transnational trade networks and the politics of globalization, it is tempting to believe that individual and national identities have morphed. This article argues that such homogenization in relation to individuation is tedious ...  Read More