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  1. A Speech Act Analysis of the Formal Declaration of Interest for Presidency and Inaugural Speeches of President Muhammadu Buhari

    Cynthia Nkechinyere Okoro, M.A.

    Abstract This study investigated the speech acts of two political speeches of President Muhammadu Buhari. The speech acts of locution, illocution and perlocution were analyzed using the Speech Acts Theory of Austin (1962) and Searle (1969 using the illocutionary acts of directive, expressive, declarative, verdictive, commissive and assertive.

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