A Contrastive Analysis of the Tense System in Standard English and Nigerian Pidgin

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This research work deals with the Contrastive Analysis of the Tense System in standard English and Nigerian Pidgin. Chapter one deals with the background of the study: It contains the usefulness of language in human society and the role of pidgin in multilingual society like Nigeria, statement of problem: is by trying to correct the misconceptions about pidgin in Nigeria which prevented its acceptability by Nigerians for the purpose of education and communication in schools. Chapter two deals with literature review: The theoretical framework, the study according to James 1980), states that contrastive analysis is as “interested in the inherent genius of language under its preview as it is the comparability of languages”. Chapter three, it deals with the methodology. The data, the population of study and the sample size was carried out in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area in community primary school Okoloba. Chapter four, the discussion of findings: is to show the similarities and dissimilarities of tense in Standard English and Nigerian Pidgin. Chapter five, the contributions to this work are: it is used as a guide to learners and teachers of English language who are interested in the area, it would be useful to the academic as an important addition to fill the dearth of materials and text on this aspect of language studies.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page i

Certification ii

Dedication iii

Acknowledgments iv

Abstract v

Table of Contents vi

CHAPTER ONE

Introduction  1

1.1 Background of the Study  1

1.2  Statement of Problem 3

1.3  Aims and Objectives 3

1.4  Research Questions 3

1.5  Significance of Study 4

1.6  Purpose of the Study 4

1.7  Scope of the Study 5

1.8 Limitations of the Study 5

CHAPTER TWO

Literature Review  6

2.1 Theoretical Framework 6

2.2 Conceptual Review 9

2.3 Empirical Review 32

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CHAPTER THREE

Research Methodology  36

3.1 Research Design 36

3.2 Method of Data Collection 36

3.3 Research Instrument 36

3.4 Population of Study 37

3.5 Sample Size and Sampling Technique 37

3.6 Instrument(s) for Data Collection 38

3.7 Method of Data Analysis 38

CHAPTER FOUR

Data Presentation and Analysis  39

4.1 Data Presentation 39

4.2 Data Analysis 41

4.3 Discussion of Findings 50

CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Summary 57

5.2 Conclusion 57

5.3 Recommendations 58

5.4 Contribution to Knowledge 58

 References 59


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APA

Otoworo, E (2020). A Contrastive Analysis of the Tense System in Standard English and Nigerian Pidgin. Afribary.com: Retrieved December 04, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/a-contrastive-analysis-of-the-tense-system-in-standard-english-and-nigerian-pidgin

MLA 8th

Ebimobowei Samuel, Otoworo. "A Contrastive Analysis of the Tense System in Standard English and Nigerian Pidgin" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 Nov. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/a-contrastive-analysis-of-the-tense-system-in-standard-english-and-nigerian-pidgin . Accessed 04 Dec. 2020.

MLA7

Ebimobowei Samuel, Otoworo. "A Contrastive Analysis of the Tense System in Standard English and Nigerian Pidgin". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 Nov. 2020. Web. 04 Dec. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/a-contrastive-analysis-of-the-tense-system-in-standard-english-and-nigerian-pidgin >.

Chicago

Ebimobowei Samuel, Otoworo. "A Contrastive Analysis of the Tense System in Standard English and Nigerian Pidgin" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed December 04, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/a-contrastive-analysis-of-the-tense-system-in-standard-english-and-nigerian-pidgin