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A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF SEXUAL THEMES IN NIGERIAN HIP-HOP MUSIC

Authors

OJOAWO Adeola Oluwagbeminiyi
University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Abstract

Published

© Ife Studies in English Language Vol. 12(2) 2016, pp. 104-140

Language

English

Abstract:

The paper presents a multimodal discourse analysis of sexual representations in Nigerian Hip-hop music. The paper outlines the linguistic features which reinforce semiotic elements that describe the dances and gestures as either sex or sexual gestures. Combining Multimodal with Conceptual Metaphor (CM henceforth), access were gained into human cognitive process and the impression of Hip-hop artistes with their beliefs and actions on sex and body parts. The study concludes that these devices subsumed under strategies are metaphorically expressed in transcending beyond the corridors of entertainment but ultimately painting the pictures of the extent of the moral breakdown of the society.

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