Akin Odebunmi

List of John Benjamins publications for which Akin Odebunmi plays a role.


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Odebunmi, Akin 2022 Nigerian hospital setting discourseHandbook of Pragmatics: 24th Annual Installment, Östman, Jan-Ola and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 187–219 | Chapter
Odebunmi, Akin 2015 ỌmọlúàbíHandbook of Pragmatics: 2015 Installment, Östman, Jan-Ola and Jef Verschueren (eds.) | Article
Nigerian Pidgin is a popular informal communicative code in Nigerian social, economic and political experience. It is sometimes spoken in formal situations in the hospital setting when participants find it pragmatically convenient. Despite its communicative significance, little research has been… read more
Studies on participation and spatial orientations of college students have examined aspects of university life, as projected through language, from a reportorial or narrative perspective, but hardly any one of these studies has been devoted exclusively to how students’ participation structure,… read more
Odebunmi, Akin 2011 Concealment in consultative encounters in Nigerian hospitalsPragmatics 21:4, pp. 619–645 | Article
Although communication in medical practice is reputed for exactitude and objectivity, many doctors in several countries make equivocal, concealing utterances in certain situations when relating with clients. This phenomenon, despite its importance in doctor-client interaction, has received little… read more
Studies on Nigerian English (NE) have largely focused on the variation of NE from Standard English. Few of these have investigated metaphors in NE and none, to the best of my knowledge, has worked on ideology and metaphor. This paper fills this gap by concentrating only on body part metaphors.… read more
Odebunmi, Akin 2006 Locutions in medical discourse in Southwestern NigeriaPragmatics 16:1, pp. 25–41 | Article
The paper examines the pragmatic roles that locutionary acts play in understanding the communication between doctors and patients in Southwestern Nigeria. Working within John Austin’s locutionary acts, with restrictions to the lexical occurrences and lexical relationships observed in the… read more