Communication and Linguistics Studies

Volume 1, Issue 3, August 2015

  • Critical Discourse Analysis of a Reading Text ‘Pakistan and the Modern World’: A Speech by Liaquat Ali Khan

    Sheeraz Ali, Bahram Kazemian

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 3, August 2015
    Pages: 35-41
    Received: 9 July 2015
    Accepted: 20 July 2015
    Published: 23 July 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cls.20150103.11
    Abstract: This paper presents some key concepts in studying and analyzing the aspects of communication critically. It has always been crucial and a complex phenomenon for the experts in the field of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) to decode and deduce the meaning of a text through context. They examine and attribute language as a social process involving c... Show More
  • Audience Perception of Synonyms from the Pulpit: A Case among Six Church Ancillary Groups in Madina

    Dennis Soku, M. O. Adekunle

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 3, August 2015
    Pages: 42-47
    Received: 17 July 2015
    Accepted: 24 July 2015
    Published: 25 July 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cls.20150103.12
    Abstract: This work investigated audience perception of messages that contained synonyms. Some church members opined that synonyms changed meanings of messages intended by Ministers of the Christian religion. The study was conducted among 161 church members drawn from six church ancillary groups in Madina, a suburb of Accra. The groups were selected from Ort... Show More