Research Papers/Topics in English Language

A Phonological Analysis of Selected Songs of Olamide

ABSTRACT This study examined the phonological analysis of some selected songs of Olamide. It specifically determine the influence of popular music on the use of English language among Nigerian youths; ascertain the channels of exposure of Popular music among Nigerian youths and examine the lyrics and elements of some selected songs of Olamide A content analysis research design method was employed to quantify and analyze the rhymes, alliteration, consonant, repetition and others in the selec...

Contrastive Analysis of Hausa Language and English Language

This study presents a comprehensive contrastive analysis of the Hausa language and English language, focusing on their phonetic, phonemic, and grammatical differences. The research begins by examining the global status of the English language and the challenges encountered by ESL and EFL learners due to the influence of their native language on their second language performance. The analysis proceeds by comparing the consonant systems of English and Hausa. English possesses 24 consonants, whi...

Contrastive Analysis of the Isang language and English Language

This study presents a comprehensive contrastive analysis of the Isang language and English language, focusing on phonology, syntax, tenses, and overall language structure. The primary objective is to highlight the similarities and differences between the two languages, particularly providing insights for bilingual students and language learners. The study advocates the use of contrastive analysis as an effective approach for examining and comparing different languages. The phonological analys...

A SPEECH ACT ANALYSIS OF INDIRECTNESS IN DUL JOHNSON'S MELANCHOLIA.

ABSTRACT This research analyzes indirectness in selected utterances of characters in Dul Johnson’s Melancholia. It aims to identify how characters in the play deployed direct and indirect speech act in their conversations. It also examines the effects of the indirect speech act on the hearers; and the motives of the characters for deploying speech act in their conversations. Meanwhile, this study adopts Searle’s Speech Act Theory (SAT) 1969. The researcher finds out that characters deploy...

Inter-Lingual Translatability of Figurative Expressions A Case Study of English and Tera in Gombe State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT  This research was carried on Translation titled, Interlingual Translatability of figurative expressions with reference to Tera language spoken in Gombe State, Nigeria as receptor language. The research tries to investigate and identify firstly some existing obstacles in the process of inter-lingual translation of idiomatic expressions, and then suggests some weighty theoretical strategies to overcome such difficulties. In line with Baker’s (1992) classification of difliculties an...

Conceptual Writing and Development of Writing Skills among English Language Students in Selected Secondary Schools in Makindye Division, Kampala Uganda

ABSTRACT  The purpose of the study was to examine the influence of conceptual writing on the development of writing skills among English language students in selected secondary schools in Makindye Division, Kampala District Uganda. For this reason, the study specifically ascertained the effect of expository writing, assessed the significance of descriptive writing and examined the role of narrative writing on development of writing skills among such students in the same schools in the divisi...

Metalinguistic Awareness on Students’ Writing Skills: A Case of Selected High School Students, Orolu, Osun State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study examined the impact of metalinguistic awareness on students’ writing skills with a view to improving their writing performance in English language. The objectives were to determine the level of metalinguistic awareness on the written output of the students in the selected schools., to determine the level of writing skills of the students in the selected schools, and to examine the impact of metalinguistic knowledge in the areas of content words, organization and use of li...

Interlingua Translatabimty of Figurative Expressions a Case Study of English and Tera in Gombe State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This research was carried on Translation titled, Interlingual Translatability of figurative expressions with reference to Tera language spoken in Gombe State, Nigeria as receptor language. The research tries to investigate and identify firstly some existing obstacles in the process of inter-lingual translation of idiomatic expressions, and then suggests some weighty theoretical strategies to overcome such difficulties. In line with Baker’s (1992) classification of dif~flculties and...

Communally Constructed Texts in The Improvement of English Verbal and Writing Skills of Students in Ngariama Secondary Schools, Kenya

ABSTRACT The study’s investigation was “Communally Constructed Texts (CCTs) in the Improvement of Verbal and Writing Skills of Students in Ngariama Secondary Schools, Kenya”. The study objectives were: to establish the inherent potential CCTs have in fostering improvement of students’ verbal and writing skills; to ascertain the impact CCTs usage has on students’ verbal and writing skills; and to suggest ways of better utilization of CCTs in the teaching/learning of verbal and writin...

Textual Role Awareness in the Improvement of Writing Skills of Senior Secondary School Students in Nguru, Yobe State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT This study was conducted on textual role awareness in the improvement of writing skills of senior secondary school students’ in Nguru, Yobe state Nigeria. The research was guided by the following objectives: i) to determine the level of awareness of different textual roles in students writing, ii) To determine the level of writing skills, and iii) to establish the relationship between textual roles awareness and improvement in the writing skill by students. In the conduct of the st...

The Effect of Project Method On the Students Achievement in English Essay Writing

ABSTRACT The purpose of this work was to examine the effects of project method on the achievement of SSII students in Essay Writing in Awgu Education zone of Enugu state. Five research questions and five null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Quasi-experimental non-randomized control group pre-test posttest design involving intact classes was the research design adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised all SSII students in Awgu education zone of Enugu state. M...

Evaluation of the English Language and the Indigenous Language in Nigeria

Abstract The presence and the use of the English language in Nigeria has been seen as a threat to the indigenous languages. The truth lies in the fact that Nigeria has adopted the language of her colonial master and has given it priority over the indigenous languages that were in existence before her existence. This act can lead to loss of identity as language is not only a means of communication but an aspect of a people’s identity. However, the awareness of this danger and the proclamatio...

Effects of Drill and Practice on the Academic Achievement of Students in English Language in Junior Secondary

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Effects of Field Trips Technique of Teaching on the Academic Performance of Secondary Schools Students

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THE PROBLEMS OF TEACHING POETRY IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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