ISBN 9789789597239
Pages 272
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2018
Publisher Malthouse Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics

Issues in Theory and Practice

by Gbenga Ibileye

Previous works on Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics have either been dominantly focused on theory or on practice without much balance and attention to both theory and analysis. The present volume seeks to strike a balance between the two closely related disciplines on the one hand, and between the study of theory in the two disciplines and on issues of methodology and application in specific areas of enquiry on the other. The book seeks to provide a cross-sectional view of scholarship in these areas, specifically from the perspective of how the intersection of theory and practice enables Nigerian scholars of Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics to understand and analyse texts that have pan-Nigerian peculiarities.

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About the Author

Gbenga Ibileye

Professor Gbenga Ibileye is of the Department of English and Literary Studies, Federal University Lokoja, Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria. His close to three decades of scholarship, spanning many institutions in Nigeria and Senegal, has been focused on research in (Critical) Discourse Analysis, especially, legal and constitutional documents; Pragmatics, Applied Linguistics and Forensic Linguistics.