Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture & Education 2014
ISBN 978-967-13140-0-5

A Critical Discourse Analysis On Hausa Rap Genre

Anas Sa’idu Muhammad

Universiti Utara Malaysia


This paper investigates on the critical discourse analysis of Hausa Rap genre. Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) stems from a critical theory of language which sees the use of language as a form of social practice. Moreover, CDA basically analyses the relationship between language and society. As a theoretical framework, CDA focuses on the “intersection and interrelationships between language, discourse, speech and social interactions” (Blommaert, 2005, p.25). Hence, the data used in this paper to illustrate this method of CDA is limited to Hausa Rap text. Fundamentally, the present study tries to adopt the ethnography research method, using critical discourse analysis as a mode of data analysis. Therefore, this paper contributes partly to the theoretical studies of critical discourse analysis as well as the contribution of English language discourse features into understanding Hausa Rap genre.


Hausa rap, genre analysis, CDA and language use,

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