A Discourse Stylistic Analysis of Daba Wayessa’s Short Story ‘Dungoo’ Halkan Sanaa


  • Asefa Debisa Lammessa Dembi Dollo University


short story, stylistics, maxim, discourse


This study explored discourse stylistics used in Afan Oromo short story ‘Dungoo’ Halkan Sanaa. The role of creative work is important for the overall life of a people. So, Oromo short stories are being written and used by the people. But criticism of short stories has been limited and the emphasis on the part of writers and researchers on criticizing short stories using discourse stylistics is insufficient. This study was conducted to contribute to fill the gap in the analysis of short stories written in Afan Oromo. It is qualitative research and analytical in its approach. The data used for the research is taken from the short story ‘Dungoo’ Halkan Sanaa. Textual analysis has been employed for collecting and examining data from the selected text. The analysis revealed that the author’s repetition of words for cohesion has created parallel ideas with the negative-positive restatement. It also strengthened the bonds between the textual ideas. Besides, the sociolinguistic code shows that the cultural attitude of the society is constructed and maintained by the female character by demonstrating the socio-cultural context of the society in actions and words. The writer also used maxims in the characters’ utterances with the cooperative principle of speech that flouts the quality, relation, manner and quantity maxims.