Gender in Media Discourse

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Umar Ahmed

The Discursive Construction of Gender in Nigerian Newspapers

ISBN 978-3-643-91085-1
Band-Nr. 94
Jahr 2019
Seiten 248
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The study investigates how language is used to construct,
reconstruct and deconstruct gender in opinion articles in
Nigerian newspapers. Drawing on tools and techniques of
analysis from critical discourse analysis, corpus
linguistics, systemic functional grammar and cognitive
linguistics, the author analyses the many complex and subtle
ways in which gender is conceptualized and represented in
the newspapers. He shows how the use of some linguistic
features and discursive practices contributes to the
(re)construction of certain gender identities, roles and
power relations between men and women in society. The book
contributes to research on language and gender from a
non-western perspective.

Umar Ahmed (PhD) is alumnus of the Bayreuth
International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS)
and lecturer at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University (Sokoto,
Nigeria). He specializes in language and gender studies and
has published articles on gender in media discourse,
sociolinguistics and language in education.