AN ANALYSIS OF THE DISCURSIVE STRATEGIES IN SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI’S SPEECH DELIVERED AT SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES

Awonuga Oluwatimilehin Solomon

Abstract


This article examines Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s speech titled "Nigeria between the Past and the Future: Culture, Governance, and Development," to unearth the linguistic and rhetorical strategies, ideological constructs, power dynamics, and positioning within discourse. Utilizing Fairclough's three-dimensional framework, the study examines the discursive constructions surrounding Nigeria's cultural heritage, governance structures, and development trajectory as articulated by Sanusi. Sanusi’s discourse reflects a nuanced understanding of power dynamics and socio-political hierarchies. Overall, this article contributes to a nuanced understanding of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's discursive contributions to the discourse on Nigeria's past, present, and future. By employing CDA as a methodological framework, this study offers insights into the ways in which language, discourse, and power intersect to shape cultural, political, and developmental narratives. Through critical inquiry and interdisciplinary analysis, this article sheds light on Sanusi's discursive strategies, ideological orientations, and socio-political interventions, while also informing broader debates on Nigeria's socio-economic trajectory.


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Analysis, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Discursive strategies, SOAS, Nigeria.

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