oa Lagos Notes and Records - Political discourse as social actions: A study of selected campaign texts

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0075-7640



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 man�s 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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