Language and the Construction of Multiple Identities in the Nigerian Novel

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Language and the construction of multiple identities in the Nigerian novel examines the multifaceted relation between people and the various identities they construct for themselves and for others through the context-specific ways they use language. Specifically, this book pays attention to how forms of identities – ethnic, cultural, national and gender – are constructed through the use of language in select novels of Adichie, Atta and Betiang. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, this book draws analytical insights from critical discourse analysis, literary discourse analysis and socio-ethno-linguistic analysis. This approach enables the author to engage with the novels, to illuminate the link between the ways Nigerians use language and the identities they construct. Being a context-driven analysis, this book critically scrutinises literary language beyond stylistic borders by interrogating the micro and macro levels of language use, a core analytical paradigm frequently used by discourse analysts who engage in critical discourse analysis.

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Date de parution 28 décembre 2018
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AHP Editorial Board Members as at November 2018
AHP Series Editors: Proessor Adîgun Agbaje, Unîversîty o ïbadan, Nîgerîa Proessor Emerîtus Fred Hendrîcks, Rodes Unîversîty, Sout Arîca
Consultant: Proessor Emerîtus Sandra Barnes, Unîversîty o Pennsyvanîa, USA (Antropoogy)
Board Members: 1 Proessor Akosua Adomako Ampoo, ïnstîtute o Arîcan Studîes, Gana (Gender Studîes & Advocacy) (Vîce Presîdent, Arîcan Studîes Assocîatîon o Arîca) 2 Proessor KoI Anyîdoo, Unîversîty o Gana, Gana (Arîcan Studîes & Lîterature) (Dîrector, Codesrîa Arîcan Humanîtîes ïnstîtute Program) 3 Proessor ïbraîm Beo-Kano, Bayero Unîversîty, Nîgerîa (Dept o Engîs and Frenc Studîes) 4 Proessor Satî Fwatsak, Unîversîty o Jos, Nîgerîa (Dept o Hîstory & ïnternatîona Studîes) 5 Proessor Patrîcîa Hayes, Unîversîty o te Western Cape, Sout Arîca (Arîcan Hîstory, Gender Studîes and Vîsuaîty) (SARCï Caîr în Vîsua Hîstory and heory) 6 Assocîate Proessor Wîred Laju, Coege o Humanîtîes & Socîa Scîences, Makerere Unîversîty, Uganda (Dept o Pîosopy) 7 Proessor Yusuu Lawî, Unîversîty o Dar-es-Saaam, Tanzanîa (Dept o Hîstory) 8 Proessor Bertram Mapunda, Unîversîty o Dar es Saaam, Tanzanîa (Dept o Arcaeoogy & Herîtage Studîes) 9 Proessor ïnnocent Pîkîrayî, Unîversîty o Pretorîa, Sout Arîca (Caîr & Head, Dept o Antropoogy & Arcaeoogy) 10 Proessor Josepat Rugemaîra, Unîversîty o Dar-es-Saaam, Tanzanîa (Dept o Foreîgn Languages & Lînguîstîcs) 11 Proessor ïdayat Boa Udegbe, Unîversîty o ïbadan, Nîgerîa (Dept o Psycoogy)
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LANGUAGE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF MULTIPLE IDENTITIES IN THE NIGERIAN NOVEL
ROMANUS ABOH
Pubîsed în Sout Arîca on bea o te Arîcan Humanîtîes Program by NïSC (Pty) Ltd, PO Box 377, Graamstown, 6140, Sout Arîca www.nisc.co.za
Fîrst edîtîon, Irst împressîon 2018
Pubîcatîon © Arîcan Humanîtîes Program 2018 Text © Romanus Abo 2018
A rîgts reserved. No part o tîs pubîcatîon may be reproduced or transmîtted în any orm or by any means, eectronîc or mecanîca, încudîng potocopyîng, recordîng, or any înormatîon storage or retrîeva system, wîtout prîor permîssîon în wrîtîng rom te pubîser.
ïSBN: 978-1-920033-29-3 (prînt)
Manuscrîpt mentor: Pro. Harry Garuba Project manager: Peter Lague Cover desîgn: Advanced Desîgn Group
Prînted în Sout Arîca by Dîgîta Actîon
he autor and te pubîser ave made every efort to obtaîn permîssîon or and acknowedge te use o copyrîgt materîa. Soud an înadvertent înrîngement o copyrîgt ave occurred, pease contact te pubîser and we wî rectîy omîssîons or errors în any subsequent reprînt or edîtîon.
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CHAPTER1 Introduction Beyond styîstîc retorîc Estabîsîng te canon ïdentîty as a înguîstîc penomenon heoretîca approaces Socîo-etno-înguîstîc anaysîs Crîtîca dîscourse anaysîs Lîterary dîscourse anaysîs he seected texts
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CHAPTER2 Constructing etnic identity Names as abes o etnîc îdentîty Cîrcumstantîa names and namîng Personaîty promotîon/Ego-boostîng names Names wît antî-etnîc/racîa sentîments Wo as te rîgt to name wom?
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CHAPTER3 Enacting cultural identity he bond o anguage and cuture Loanwords descrîbîng ood îtems Loanwords reerrîng to cotîng Loanwords descrîbîng dance/musîc and supernatura beîes
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