NAWA: Journal of Language and Communication

Nawa Journal of Language and Communication is a journal published bi-annually by the Department of Communication, Polytechnic of Namibia. It is a peer-reviewed journal whose goal is to advance knowledge in human language and communication.

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, June

A Pragmatic Analysis of Selected British and Nigerian Funeral Orations
Introduction Funeral oration has become one of the rites included in burials all over the world. It refers to the formal speeches made during funeral ceremonies. Such speeches are usually made by dignified individuals who are in one way or another...
A SWOT Analysis of the Department of Communication in Regard to Its Provision of English Communication Courses: A Case of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Professional Purposes (EPP)
Introduction When she presented her June 2011 conference paper titled, "Pressing the right button to motivate student learning in a multicultural African context", Buyiso Ige of the University of Cape Town's Academic Development Unit noted the following...
Cognitive Stylistics and Petit Recit: An Examination of the Narrative Consciousness in the God of Small Things
In the past 50 years, post-colonial writing has grown into an exciting body of literature which challenges the norms of traditional publications not just in terms of the themes, but also in developing new forms of expression. Writers from different...
Friendliness, Aggressiveness and Coarseness: Scottish Groundskeeper Willie's Linguistic Features in the Simpsons
Groundskeeper Willie and the Discursive Function of Stereotypes Among the recurring characters in the American animated TV series The Simpsons (Twentieth Century Fox, 1989-present), and among the people in the Actional town of Springfield where...
Hakahana: Anthology of Poetry by Hugh Ellis
HAKAHANA ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY BY HUGH ELLIS Windhoek: Wordweaver Publishing House. 2012 A superb publication, with a thoughtful juxtaposition of brilliant photo-graphs and refreshing lines of poetry, the slim anthology Hakahana by Hugh Ellis...
James Hogg, "Basil Lee" and the Pragmatics of Highland Masculinity
Introduction By considering the picaresque figure of Basil Lee in Winter Evening Tales (1820) this paper will illustrate how Scottish writer James Hogg (1770-1835) deconstructs the mystique of Highland masculinity which, in early-nineteenth century...
Narrative, Point of View and Freudian Psychiatry in Roald Dahl's "Georgy Porgy"
Introduction What would it feel like to be swallowed by a woman? How does it feel to live in a woman's stomach? George could tell you all about it. This bizarre main character created by Roald Dahl tells us his story in "Georgy Porgy". In this short...
Representing Silenced Violence: A Stylistic Analysis
Since 'official' history has often overlooked the violence that colonised peoples experienced both during colonialism and during the regimes following it, an important issue in postcolonial literature is to re-read history and to present alternative...
Time and Transitions in Larkin's Poetry
The view of collocation taken in this paper is the Neo-Firthian, dynamic view of collocation favoured in corpus linguistics. This view of collocation is best expressed by Williams and Millon: "... [T]raditional phraseology, and much pre-corpus lexicography,...