Aesthetic Idiom of Mohamed Suleman’s Writtings (Literary Discourse)

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University of Dar es Salaam
This work is an attempt to probs into the aesthetics and artistic achievement of Mohamed Suleman’s literary discourses. The study therefore examines leman’s artistic idioms in its evaluation as artistic medium and in how far it distinguishes him from other Swahili writers, especially Shaaban Robert and Kezilahabi. The central task of this dissertation is to discover and transpose as far as possible the linguistic characteristics of his works, describing the literary and statistics significance of his linguistics structure by means of close examination of phonological, syntactical and semantic features in relation to contextual and circumstantial needs of his works. Specifically, therefore this work. examine the authors literaryidioleticto determine its artistic and contextual relevance and merit in order to establish the author’s position as one of the best user Kiswahili artistically. The first chapter of this work is introductory. It deals with the choice the choice of the topic, hypothesis theoretical. Framework and methodology. In the second chapter. Statistical analysis of the work is carried out concentrating mainly on the distribution of signs as a formal and functional component. The third Chapter discusses the qualitative richness, of his work in term of contextualsignificance. Emphasis is put on creativity and innovations of words and other utterances. Inthe fourth chapter syntactic patterns are partterns are exposed as creative certain effects artistically inversions, repetitions, sound parterns… etc, are evaluated for their role in the artistic designs. The fifth chapter exposes the sociolinguistics levels of Suleman’s writing? Showing that a literary artist needs not write in standard from only, butalso in his dialect. In the sixth chapter the dissertation devote some spaces to illustrate some points about reading literary workindicating that, it is not enough to analyse language ag executed by the author, but also to consider the reader’srole for making the reading effective. In the final chapter a summary is given in general statement deducible from our findings.
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Khamis, Said A. M (1980) Aesthetic Idiom of Mohamed Suleman’s Writtings (Literary Discourse), Masters dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam