Communication and Linguistics Studies

Volume 3, Issue 1, August 2017

  • Analysis on the Application of General Semantics in We-Media Communication

    Feng Liu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, August 2017
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: 20 April 2017
    Accepted: 19 May 2017
    Published: 16 June 2017
    Abstract: General semantics is a theory of the relationship between language and life, although has declined, but many theoretical ideas of general semantics still have certain practical significance. The fragmentation characteristics of we-media language bring certain negative effect for mass communication, general semantics advocates language should reflec... Show More
  • A Study of Context and Figurative Language in Buchi Emecheta’s “The Rape of Shavi”: A Pragmatic Approach

    Datondji Cocou André

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, August 2017
    Pages: 5-14
    Received: 3 October 2017
    Accepted: 31 October 2017
    Published: 30 November 2017
    Abstract: This article is a pragmatic analysis of the figurative language used by the Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta in her novel “The Rape of Shavi” published in 1983. It is an attempt of interpretation of the implied meaning she conveys to her readers through allusions, metaphors, similes and symbols. The analyzed data were collected through a selection of... Show More