Offers and Offer Refusals: A Postcolonial Pragmatics Perspective on World Englishes Eric A. Anchimbe (2018)

Authors

  • Uchenna Oyali Department of English University of Abuja, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/sols.41792

Keywords:

Postcolonial Pragmatics, New Englishes, World Englishes Paradigm, Communicative Acts, Discourse Completion Task, Linguabridity, Cameroon, Ghana

Abstract

Offers and Offer Refusals: A Postcolonial Pragmatics Perspective on World Englishes Eric A. Anchimbe (2018) Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins ISBN: 9789027201737 (hardback) 9789027263285 (eBook). Pp. 330 

Author Biography

Uchenna Oyali, Department of English University of Abuja, Nigeria

Dr Uchenna Oyali is a lecturer in the Department of English, University of Abuja, Nigeria. He is a member of the Nigerian Young Academy, Secretary of the Association for Translation Studies in Nigeria and Editor of the Journal for Translation Studies in Nigeria. He is also a recipient of the 2018 AGNES Grant for Junior Researchers. Dr Oyali’s current research interests include Bible translation, sociology and politics of translation, pragmatics and sociolinguistics. Some of his recent publications have appeared in New Voices in Translation StudiesLebende Sprachen: Zeitschrift für interlinguale und interkulturelle Kommunikation and Journal of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria. He also has chapters in Reframing Realities through Translation (Peter Lang, 2020) and Norm-Focused and Culture-Related Inquiries in Translation Research (Peter Lang, 2016). He is the editor of Perspectives on Translation Studies in Africa. BIGSASWorks! Bayreuth: Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers 17 and co-editor of Norm-Focused and Culture-Related Inquiries in Translation Research.

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Published

2021-02-10

How to Cite

Oyali, U. (2021). Offers and Offer Refusals: A Postcolonial Pragmatics Perspective on World Englishes Eric A. Anchimbe (2018). Sociolinguistic Studies, 14(4), 531–535. https://doi.org/10.1558/sols.41792

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