TITLE

Language and Communication in the Pentecostal Church of Nigeria: The Calabar Axis

AUTHOR(S)
Ugot, Mercy I.; Offiong, Offiong Ani
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Theory & Practice in Language Studies;Jan2013, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p148
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper focuses on language use and communication in the Pentecostal church of Nigeria, with particular reference to Calabar in Cross River State. It is observed that language use and communication arises out of the doctrine characteristics of the church. This shapes all aspects of language and communication use in the church including literary devices in preaching and prayers, neologisms, kinetics and the music of the church. There is no doubt that the influence of the church not just in its beliefs and dogmas but in its use of language and communication has had an effect on the Christian community in Calabar. This effect should be used positively.
ACCESSION #
87978576

 

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