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Personal citation, rhetorical practice and the reinvention of oríkì tradition
  • Henri Oripeloye
Henri Oripeloye
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

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Abstract

The data consist two citation texts of prominent civil servants in Nigeria. There are two reasons for this choice of data: first, these texts have explicit intertextual relations to oral delivery being a text configured for the ear and second, there is the network of features associated with the Yoruba oriki social culture that is pervasive in the performance modes of personal citation