Tolulope Oladejomountain top university, Nigeria · languages
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The language of advertisement plays an extremely important role in convincing a person to purchase, or subscribe to, a particular product or service, by several means, including informing, attention-attraction and persuasion. Advertising language has been the subject of linguistic research for so long but less attention has been paid to the pragmat...
Human beings use signs for different reasons in order to achieve different goals. This study is a semiotic analysis of obituary announcements in The Guardian and The Nigerian Tribune newspapers. The writer employs Roland Barthes (1997) and Pierce (1931)"s Semiotic theory. Semiotic approach is employed in interpreting the sign, symbol, icon, and ind...
This article aims at examining the language of liturgy through the linguistic theory of speech acts. The focus of the study is to analyze speech acts in selected sermons of Dr. D.K. Olukoya, the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries with the view to identify the acts that characterize the sermons and the role they play in inf...
The main purpose of consistent and wide reading is to enhance intellectual capacity for sustainable growth and development of any society and for this to be achieved there is need for students to be groomed and drilled in the culture of reading in order to advance and promote the societal growth. The need for enhancing students' reading culture is...
Language is the most common tool of communication as it plays vital role in helping people build a bridge of relationship. On one hand, it is an essential factor for all traders and their customers. Communication is on the other hand, fundamental to the existence and survival of individuals, groups, societies, and nations, as human communication is...
Economic studies have shown that fluency in a dominant language is important to economic success and increases economic efficiency. Therefore, the impact of entrepreneurship in economic growth cannot be achieved without effective communication skills, especially, through the use of a dominant language such as English language. English language is i...
This study examines the relationship between linguistic structures and meanings in newspapers announcements. The study adopts Halliday’s ideational framework and observes how the use of certain linguistic signs discloses the methods used by obituary notice writers. This study determines how writers expressed their opinions of the deceased in obitua...
The study aims at analysing the attitudinal meanings of Obituary and In-Memoriam announcements using the Appraisal theory to reveal how linguistic elements are beset with appraisal meaning and especially what attitudinal value is of frequent occurrence in announcements. The data for the study are from two Nigerian newspapers: The Guardian and The T...