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Ethnic Polarization in Kenya: Media Framing in Political Interviews

Authors Omoke, Lillian Kemunto1 Mberia, Hellen2 Jjuuko, Margaret3 Affiliation 1 University of Embu, P. O. Box 6 – 60100, Embu, Kenya 2 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, P. O. Box 62 000 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya 3 University of Rwanda, Gikondo Campus, P. O. Box 1514, Kigali City, Rwanda Abstract Ethnic polarization […]

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A multimodal analysis of memetic representation of individuals and institutions in Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari administration

Author Adebomi, Oluwayemisi Olusola Affiliation Department of General Studies, the Federal University of Technology Akure, P.M.B. 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria Abstract This study focuses on a linguistic and pictorial analysis of the way personalities and institutions in the present All Progressives Congress (APC) led national government in Nigeria are represented through social media memes. […]

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How about emotions? Two cultures and varieties of Portuguese

Author Nunes, Ana Margarida Belém Affiliation Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Portuguese, University of Macau, Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China Abstract The capability to precisely recognize and perceive the emotional state of a speaker is essential for successful communication. Emotion expression and perception have many universal characteristics. However, European Portuguese shows some […]

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Language situation: categories and legal regulatory mechanisms

Author Kozhevnikova, Ekaterina Igorevna Affiliation Foreign languages Department, Penza branch of the Military Academy of Logistics1 English language Department, Penza State University2 1 Penza-5, Military campus, 440005, Russia 2 Ulitsa Krasnaya 40, Penza 440026, Russia Abstract This article briefly describes the current trends in the study of the phenomenon of language situation, considers the categories […]

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Language policy among Somali refugee teenagers in Kenya

Author Phylis Bartoo Affiliation Egerton University, Kenya Abstract Studies on refugees in Kenya have particularly dwelled on human rights violations. Although some of these studies have touched on language matters in the refugee camps, by and large, they have not addressed the issue of how the refugees are coping linguistically in urban areas given that […]

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Ideology and linguistic indices: One incident, multiple interpretations

Author Manizheh Alami Affiliation Tabriz Azad University, Tabriz, Iran Abstract Language is a crystal being shaped by the society, one of the mechanism through which society reproduces and regulates itself. In fact, language is not simply a tool of communication or a means of passing on information. It is the means of controlling people through […]

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Emerging bilingual speech: from monolingualism to code-switching. A case of young Estonian Russian-speakers

Author Anastassia Zabrodskaja Affiliation Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia Abstract Russian is one of the ‘migrant’ languages spoken in Estonia and it has intensive contacts with Estonian, the majority language. The study is concerned with conversational functions of Russian-Estonian code-switching in Kohtla-Järve, which is a specific region in terms of population structure: Estonians from 20.9 % […]