A Stylistic Analysis of the Use of Language in “L’État Z’Héros ou la Guerre des Gaous” by Maurice Bandaman


This article examines the stylistic analysis of the use of language in L'Etat zhéros où la guerre des gaous by Maurice Bandama. Every literary work is an expression of a language and if, consequently, it is inscribed as a social act in this language, it is at the same time an innovative individual formulation. Language in general can be defined as a sign system that can be used for communication. Language is a basic necessity that allows people to connect with each other, influence their lives, express their feelings and feel part of the community they live in. Therefore, each writer uses his own style to express his thoughts and ideas to the readers or audience. Stylistics can be defined as a set of resources that linguistics puts at the reader's disposal to analyze and extract meaning from the text. The goal is to read the text in order based on the text entries identified through linguistics. The concept of linguistic stylistics is related to stylistic research that relies heavily on the scientific principles of language in its analysis. These global rules fall into the categories of lexical, grammatical, word form, context, and formality. This article shows how the writer uses French to express his people's opinion in Maurice Bandama's novel L'Etat zhéros où la guerre des gaous. The purpose of this research is to conduct a stylistic analysis in this novel using the analysis model developed by Leech and Short as the main approach in this work. As a result, the author can manipulate the structure of the French language to achieve his goal.

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Ganiyat Adeniran, Federal College of Education Osiele Abeokuta, Nigeria

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Conference: ACAH2023
Stream: Literature/Literary Studies

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Adeniran G. (2023) A Stylistic Analysis of the Use of Language in “L’État Z’Héros ou la Guerre des Gaous” by Maurice Bandaman ISSN: 2186-229X – The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2023 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-229X.2023.8
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-229X.2023.8

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