Tag Archives: Metaphor

Performance as Metaphor for Social Activism: An Assessment of Akeem Lasisi’s : WONDERLAND POETRY (Published)

The performance poetry is one of the traditional performance art forms that literary artists have incorporated into the written mould. Though written performance poetry does not benefit from the physical accompaniment of gestures, dance, and other facial expressions, which the oral form enjoys, the expressive rendering of language in the written performance poetry has almost the same effect as the latter. In Performance poetry, the artist employs his creative ingenuity to educate and entertain the audience with imagistic expressions that address social, economic and political challenges in the community. Akeem Lasisi recreates the traditional essence of performance poetry in his WONDERLAND POETRY through dialogic performance poems in the collection, which are deployed as a satire of the Nigerian society. This paper examined the satire in the written performance poetry and concluded that performance poetry is a literary genre which is channeled towards the ridicule of untoward conducts in the society. In written performance poetry, the readers experience entertainment through artistic use of words and, at the same time, get informed, enlightened and sensitised about the happenings in their society.

Citation: Toyin Shittu  (2022) Performance as Metaphor for Social Activism: An Assessment of Akeem Lasisi’s : WONDERLAND POETRY, European Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, Vol.10, No.7, pp.121-136

Keywords: Akeem Lasisi’s, Metaphor, Performance, Wonderland poetry, social activism

The conceptual framing of time in Mfantse (Published)

The notion of time is common and duly recognized by all people and all languages in the world. However, our perception and conceptualization of time, as evidenced in recent disputing arguments, is not the same across all human languages and cultures. This is probably because time is neither a tangible nor a visible phenomenon. The main objective of this study is to examine the qualities or properties of source domains highlighted by the linguistic expressions used to talk about time in Mfantse, a dialect of the Akan language. (Akan is a Kwa language spoken by a large group of people called Akans and generally mutually intelligible among its widely varied dialects.) I investigate the conceptualizations underlying the concept of time in the Mfantse dialect of Akan by drawing linguistic expressions from texts (the Mfantse Bible), songs, a radio programme broadcast in Mfantse. The study confirms the recognition and acknowledgement of the notion of time in Mfantse and reveals some interesting kinds of metaphors underlying the conceptualization of time within the language, some of which include TIME IS FOOD and TIME IS AN ENEMY.

Citation: Bliss Acheampong (2022) The conceptual framing of time in Mfantse, International Journal of English Language and Linguistics Research, Vol.10, No 2, pp.38-59


Keywords: Akan, CMT, Conceptualization, Metaphor, Time

Building a Conceptual Proposed Model for the Total Innovation DNA (Published)

The study depended on a grounded theory approach (Walker, 2007), Dubin’s scientific method steps had been followed when the proposed model had been built (Dubin, 1978). Therefore, the study tried to link two hot concepts together, which are rising in both the organization theory and the innovation theory fields, these two concepts were the organizational DNA and the total innovation management, so  the literature has been reviewed to set a clear definition for the total innovation DNA and to explore the variables, which described the concept of Total Innovation DNA) and to determine how these variables were measured and how they are related with each other, then the study provided its conceptual model with proposed measurement items for each variable.

Keywords: Metaphor, Organization Theory., innovation theory, organizational DNA., total innovation management

What are the Different Models of Conceptualizing Metaphor and how do they Analyse It (Published)

It is believed that metaphoric expressions are not ornamental aspects of speech instead they are assumed to be necessary parts of language. In other word metaphors are not imposed as extra linguistic elements on ordinary language rather they are a necessary part of language they distinguished as the main elements of the texts expanding and elaborating the topic of the texts. In classical theories of language, metaphor was seen as a matter of language not thought. Metaphorical expressions were assumed to be mutually exclusive with the realm of ordinary everyday language. Accordingly, this paper tries to illustrate different model of conceptualizing metaphor.

Keywords: Conceptualizing Metaphor, Linguistic Element, Metaphor