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Baba Mai Bello
The Perception of HIV/AIDS among Students in Northeastern Nigeria
Reihe: Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung
Bd. 55, 2015, 292 S., 34.90 EUR, 34.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90392-1

This study is a comparative analysis of the perception of HIV/AIDS in Hausa and English in north eastern Nigeria. Based on the cognitive linguistic view of language as a reflection of human experience and the way we perceive and conceptualise our world, the study uses a variety of approaches to make analyses and comparisons at various levels. From these, the study concludes that language plays an important role in shaping the discourse of AIDS and its understanding or education via sensitisation messages and that any meaningful improvement in HIV/AIDS enlightenment in Nigeria has to take the role of language into consideration.

Mai Bello is currently a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the Department of Languages and Linguistics, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

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