Is Shekau Dead or Alive?

Abubakar-Shekau

This is a linguistic approach to an investigation into the authorship of two speeches delivered by Shekau in his videos. It shows that the lexical features and pragmatic acts of the speakers in the selected texts were similar, indicating that one man was the author.

This work provides an insight into the language of terrorism and gives clues to security agencies on those linguistic evidence that indicate whether or not suspects belong to Boko Haram.

Here’s the investigation in PDF format. Download: Is Shekau Dead or Alive? A Forensic Investigation

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