The Perception of HIV/AIDS among Students in Northeastern Nigeria

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Baba Mai Bello

ISBN 978-3-643-90392-1
Band-Nr. 55
Jahr 2015
Seiten 292
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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.