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Linguistic cultural heritage of politeness strategies among the Shona and Ndebele of Zimbabwe

Tsitsi Roselene Bwetenga[1] & Diocleciano Nhatuve[2] See authors’ affiliations [1]  University of Zimbabwe, Department of Languages Literature and Culture, Email: tsitsibwetenga@gmail.com ORCID 0000-0002-2172-9576. [2] University of Zimbabwe, Department of Languages Literature and Culture, Email: djrnhatuve@gmail.com ORCID 0000-0003-4749-1348. Abstract This paper explores sets…

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Relational Needs and Belonging in Conditions of Social Exclusion: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Claire Prendergast[1] & Imac Maria Zambrana [2] See authors’ affiliations [1]  University of Oslo, Norway, http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5173-1562, claire.prendergast@ifikk.uio.no. [2] University of Oslo, Norway, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5904-1777, i.m.zambrana@isp.uio.no. Abstract Individuals and groups can experience different forms of social exclusion across multiple domains of social life. Owing…

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Metaphorical conceptualisation of Covid-19 in parliamentary discourse: A corpus-assisted study

Kwabena Sarfo Sarfo-Kantankah[1], Ebenezer Agbaglo [2], and Frank Mensah, Jr.[3] See authors’ affiliations [1]  Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, https://orcid.org/ 0000-0001-5662-2886, esarfo@ucc.edu.gh [2]  Demonstrator, Department of English, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-4720-0662, ebengola@gmail.com [3]  Demonstrator, Department…

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Protestation and the Search for Redress in Chimamanda. Adichie’s Purple Hisbiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun

Onyeka Ike[1]  See authors’ affiliations [1]  Department of English and Communication Studies, Federal University Otuoke, Nigeria, Email: onyeka_ike@yahoo.com, Orcid: 0000-0002-1920-8720 Abstract This study evaluates Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun as vociferous protestations and call for redress concerning…

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Language of the Oppressed: Boon of Nature and Curse of Humans in the Life of a Refugee

N. Lavanya[1] & M. Anjumkhan[2] See authors’ affiliations [1]  Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Email: lavanvimalviji@gmail.com, Orcid: 0000-0002-9058-1931 [2]  Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Email: anjumkhan_eng@avinuty.ac.in, Orcid ID: 0000-0003-2594-721X Abstract Refugees all…

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Revolutionary Trope and Environmental Pedagogy in Frank Arase’s Somewhere in Africa: The Cries of Humanity and David Attwood’s Blood and Oil

Chinyere Lilian Okam[1] & Onyekachi Peter Onuoha[2] See authors’ affiliations [1]  Department of Theatre and Media Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria Email: clookam@gmail.com, chinyere.okam@unical.edu.ng Orcid: 0000-0001-5408-8608 [2]  Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria Email: onyekachidara@gmail.com, onyekachidara@unical.edu.ng Orcid: 0000-0002-2145-8139 Abstract The…

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A Study of Hate Speech in the North and South: Politicians as Communicative Agents

Stéphane Rodrigues Dias[1] & Phoebe Kisubi Mbasalaki[2] See authors’ affiliations [1]  Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology Uruguaiana, Brazil, Email: stephane.dias@iffarroupilha.edu.br Orcid: orcid.org/0000-0002-5519-125 [2]  African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Email: phoebe.mbasalaki@uct.ac.za Orcid: orcid.org/0000-0003-2538-8198 Abstract Hate speech as…

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‘If you ride a lame horse into a race …’: A Corpus-Based Analysis of Metaphors in John Mahama’s Political Speeches

Richmond Sadick Ngula [1] See authors’ affiliations [1]  University of Botswana, Communication and Study Skills Unit, CAD, https://orcid.org/ 0000-0003-3499-4480, ngular@ub.ac.bw Abstract Studies on metaphor in political speeches have gained prominence in recent years, especially in Western political contexts where it has…

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