International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

A Socio-pragmatic Analysis of Ahmed Yerima's Ade Ire
Idowu Odebode, Adesewa Odesanya

Studies on Ahmed Yerima have focused on the literary aspect of his texts to the exclusion of the linguistic perspective. The present study is designed to fill this gap by employing a pragmatic approach to the study of Ade Ire, by the playwright. Data were taken from the primary text which served as our major corpus. The Speech Act theory was deployed to showcase the illocutionary functions of language in the text while the VARIES model was used to explicate language use in the extra-textual context of the play. The study indicated that the informing act has the highest frequency among the speech acts deployed while informality has the highest frequency in the VARIES model.

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