The paper Cognitive Stylistic Analysis of Stereotypes in Ngugi wa Thiong’O’s “Minutes of Glory” examined stereotypes in the text using the schema theory. The schema theory is concerned with contextual knowledge which an individual possesses that would enable the individual to process language. Quite a number of contextual knowledges are stereotypical because stereotypes are social constructs that are conventional, fixed, and often exaggerated conception, opinion, or image of a person or group of people. The primary data consisted of seven excerpts extracted from the short story “Minutes of Glory”. The excerpts are chosen through a thorough study and the page numbers from where such excerpts are picked are indicated. The researcher made use of purposive sampling technique for the extraction of the excerpts. The study reveals that most everyday discourse is schema preserving or schema reinforcing because they are stereotypical.
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