Don Says Online Reporters Abuse Elements of Stylistic Reports In English


Prof. Victoria Alabi, of the Department of English of the University of Ilorin, has submitted that some fresh on-line news reporters abuse elements of stylisticsm reports written in English, with impunity.

Alabi stated this in Ilorin, during her paper presentation at the 254th Inaugural Lecture of the University entitled: “Cocoons of Meanings of Signs and Styles in Semiotics and Stylistics”.

The expert in English Language called on the University of Ilorin to consider short term programmes in stylistics for media practitioners to aid thier reportage.

She said: “Short-term programmes in stylistics could also be encouraged for other workers in society who write or edit letters, memos and reports in English.

“This is for effective communication with native and educated second language or foreign language users of English”.

The don who teaches in the Faculty of Arts of the University described Stylistics, as a branch of applied linguistics, and a the study and interpretation of texts of all types, but particularly literary texts, or spoken language in regard to their linguistic and tonal style.

Alabi explained that attention should be paid to imparting Stylistics right from 100 levelp students in all the department in Faculty of Arts.

“Teaching Stylistics must be sine qua non in creative writing classes,” she said.

According to her, Semiotic underscores the fact that the world is suffused with many signs in culture, literature, ethnography, biology, zoo, law and mathematics.

The expert observed that the world is full of signs amd their meanings, while advising people to be sensitive to semiotics apparatuses and the meanings that can be generated from them in written and spoken texts as well as in dreams. (NAN)



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