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Thursday, June 15 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
The Roles of Language in the Elusive Peace in the Nigerian Religious, Social and Political Landscapes

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This paper focuses on the kinds of language-use by one ethnic, political or religious group to deride another group in Nigeria. Derision arises because the accused group is seen as the problem of Nigeria. Such altercations are analyzed through the provisions of Speech Act Theory and Pragmatics.


Adepoju Babatunji

University of Lagos

Thursday June 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Koi Room