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The usage of Kiswahili in blog discourse and the effect on its development

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dc.contributor.author J Jagero, E Mohochi, Florence Indede
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-30T08:20:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-30T08:20:55Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/3070
dc.description.abstract Online communication is rapidly changing how language is being used. With the increasing number of social networks people are engaging in various discourses using various languages. Kiswahili is one of the languages being used in blog discourse. This paper discusses the usage of Kiswahili in blog discourse and the effect on its development. This study uses Critical Discourse Analysis to analyze language used in the discourse so as to reveal the strategies used to frame the content of message. Data was collected by visiting four blogs and then texts written in Kiswahili were selected from the blogs. Data was then subjected to textual analysis. The analysis showed that bloggers used non-standard abbreviations, non-standard words, code mixed and switched, did not adhere to grammatical and spelling rules in the discourse. This had positive and negative effect on the development of Kiswahili. en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Humanities and Social Science en_US
dc.title The usage of Kiswahili in blog discourse and the effect on its development en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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