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  • 标题:Asari Dokubo’s Reaction to Insurgency in Nigeria: a MultiModal Pragmatic Analysis
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  • 作者:Olaniyi Oladimeji
  • 期刊名称:AMERICAN RESEARCH JOURNAL OF ENGLISH AND LITERATURE
  • 电子版ISSN:2378-9026
  • 出版年度:2015
  • 卷号:1
  • 期号:2
  • 页码:11
  • 语种:English
  • 出版社:AMERICAN RESEARCH JOURNAL
  • 摘要:Language plays an important role in the society. This is why the study of multimodality in relation to pragmatics and how language is utilized involves the use of gestures, gazes and actions and others in expressing verbal and non-verbal cues. This paper examined how one can use more than one mode or medium to communicate ideas, emotions and feelings. The study critically examined the utterances and actions of Mr. Asari Dokunbo when he was reacting to the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents and other s ecurity threats to the entire nationhood and particularly, the polity. To carry out the study, a framework for a pragmatic analysis using the principles of pragmatics and speech act was constructed by the researcher. It was discovered that every utterance that is made has a meaning which is logically different from the sentential meaning. This suggested that structural, semiotic and sociolinguistic meanings are imperative in a multi-modal analysis. Thus, a multiplicities purview of assessing behavioral meaning in the pragmatic meaning of an utterance goes to show that meaning interpretation goes beyond the word and sentence meaning of any utterance. It is therefore safe to conclude that the meaning of an utterance can not only be gotten or deduced from just the surface but from the context and the non-verbal codes and modes with which Dokubo communicated his emotions.
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