oa Lagos Notes and Records - Political discourse as social actions: A study of selected campaign texts
|Article Title||Political discourse as social actions: A study of selected campaign texts|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of English, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||May 2004|
|Pages||177 - 200|
|Keyword(s)||Communicative goals, Discourse, Economic events, Illocutionary acts, Linguistic, Political campaigns activities, Referring, Socio-political development, Symbolic appeals, Theoretical framework and Utterance acts|
Scholars and philosophers have at one time or the other descriptionbed man variously as: (i) a social animal, (ii) essentially a linguistic animal, and (iii) a political animal. All these views suggest that politics and language are important social phenomena that are inextricably bound up with manï¿½s existence in society. By implication, in every human society there exist some forms of political activities where linguistic facilities play a central role in prosecuting these activities.
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