Research Papers/Topics in English Language

PLIGHT OF ENGLISH STUDENTS IN LANGUAGE AMBIGUITY

AbstractLanguage ambiguity is a quality of language that makes a speech or written text open to multiple interpretations. This study aimed to know the challenges of English Students in Language Ambiguity and how they cope with these challenges. At the end of the study, the researchers aimed to address these challenges experienced by the participants. The participants of this study were second (2nd) year college students of Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English from Don Honori...

Three (3) Examples of Expository Essays

IntroductionAn Expository essay, also called informational writing, seeks to primarily provide detailed information on a subject matter so that readers become knowledgeable about the subject matter. An expository essay is a form of structured academic writing that uses factual evidence to explain or investigate a specific topic.“Expose means to uncover or lay something bare, or to discover something in a way that others know what it is”It has a purpose of explaining, informing, or describ...

Understanding the Major Types of Letter Writing

IntroductionA letter is a written message that can be handwritten or printed on paper. It is usually sent to the recipient via mail or post in an envelope, although this is not a requirement as such. Any such message that is transferred via post is a letter, a written conversation between two parties. A letter is written when something has to be conveyed to someone far away. However, even today a lot of our communication, especially the formal kind, is done via letters. Even in today’s fast...

100 Examples of Common Collective Nouns

Nouns are words that refer to people, places, things, events or ideas. Nouns can be used as a subject, a direct object, and an indirect object of a verb; as an object of a preposition; and as an adverb or adjective in sentences. Nouns can also show possession. This note looks at all the types of nouns and over 100 examples of most commonly used collective nouns, including collective nouns used for people and professions.

An Analysis Of Politeness Strategies In Gikuyu: A Case Of Thika Sub-county, Kenya.

This study looked at politeness strategies in Gikuyu. The study identified and described the politeness strategies used by the Gikuyu in business settings. To this end, it looked at how gender and setting influence politeness strategies. The study found that Gikuyu speakers do use politeness strategies in order to save their partner’s faces. It also established that politeness strategies in Gikuyu can be accounted for using Brown and Levinson’s model of politeness. Dat...

Morphological Structures And Classification Of Neologisms In Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s Murogi Wa Kagogo.

New technological advancements and innovations are a challenge to languages and especially so to African languages. New terminologies referred to as neologism thus become necessary. This research looks at the morphological structures and classification of neologisms in the Gĩkǔyǔ language. The study will show how innovatively languages deal with new terms and refute the argumentation that African languages are not developed enough to cater for these concepts. The s...

In-Group And Out-Group Use Of Language Among Matatu Crew; A Case Study Of Meru Town

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to explore the implications of in-group and out-group language use among Matatu crew/workers in Meru town. It sought to find out why Matatu crew use in-group and out-group language and its social implications on the passengers. The study has given structural morpho-syntactic analysis of the argot used as in-group language by the crew and related it to Kimeru, Kiswahili and English. The study targeted matatu crew at Mikinduri bus termini and their passengers....

Strategies Used In Teaching Oral Skills In The English Language And Their Effect On Pupils’ Performance In Lower Primary Schools In Kakamega County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to examine the teaching strategies used in teaching oral skills in English language and their effects on pupils performance among lower primary school pupils. Specifically the study was guided by the following objectives; to investigate the teaching methods used by teachers for the development of English oral skills, to examine the types of teaching and learning materials used for teaching oral skills in English language, to establish the relationship bet...

A Thematic And Stylistic Analysis Of Christianised Traditional Anlo Songs: A Case Study Of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Hatorgodo.

ABSTRACT This thesis attempts a thematic and stylistic analysis of what I term ―Christianised Traditional Anlo Songs (CTAS)‖. These songs are traditional Anlo songs that have been adapted and are being used in Christian worship in recent times without discrimination. They were hitherto termed ‗evil‘ and ‗pagan‘ and were consequently banned in Churches prior to the formation of Pentecostal movements and churches in Ghana in the late 1970s. The question then is why are they be...

An Analysis Of Flight Announcers’ Language At The Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos

  ABSTRACT Flight announcers are pivotal in making sure that no traveller misses or boards the wrong flight when announcements are made in the airport; thus they must exhibit an excellent command of English in order to communicate effectively. Therefore, this research is motivated by the concern of how flight announcers in Nigerian airports pronounce their words during announcements. It is a phonological analysis on the language of flight announcers at the Murtala Muham...

The Natural Environment In The Selected Poems Of John Keats And Niyi Osundare: An Eco-Critical Perspective

  ABSTRACT The natural environment has progressively been endangered by the activities of man over the past decades. Attention was first drawn to this by the romantic poets who were alarmed by the obvious danger posed to nature by the dynamics of the Industrial Revolution. Several poets of succeeding epochs have sustained this concern in different ways. Previous studies explored the ways different poets engaged this concern with the natural environment. However, no study that we...

Cohesion In The Written English Texts Of Hearing Impaired Learners In Selected High Schools For The Deaf In Kenya

Previous studies reveal that the hearing impaired learners face several challenges in their written English. These challenges affect their communication, which is likely to affect their education and career aspirations. This study investigated the use of cohesion in hearing-impaired learners’ English written texts. It investigated ways by which hearing impaired learners in Form Three have been able to achieve cohesion in their written texts as well as the errors re...

The Novelist As Historian: Exploring The Social Commentary, Activism And Politicality Of Post-Colonial African Literature

ABSTRACT This dissertation focuses on the role of the African writer in the politics and societies of Africa, especially how this role has been reflected in the work of the African writer. Drawing on the premise set by Chinua Achebe’s 1965 essay “The Novelist as Teacher,” this research establishes the African writer as a continuous function, allowing this description to embrace the dynamic hybridity of African writers from the past, present and future generations. It is remarkable ...

“Comparative Analysis Of Colonial Resistance In Sembène Ousmane’s God’s Bits Of Wood And Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s Weep Not, Child”

ABSTRACT This research is designed to afford the understanding of the common cultural heritage between francophone and Anglophone postcolonial African literature. For the purpose of this research, Sembène Ousmane’s God’s Bits of Wood and Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Weep Not Child will serve as reference points for francophone and Anglophone literature respectively within the paradigm of postcolonial theory. Through a comparative analysis of the themes exploring colonial resistance in b...

Motivations For Code Switching Among Fulfulde Speakers Within Yola South Local Government Area, Adamawa State

ABSTRACT The practice of code-switching today has become a common act in a multilingual and bilingual societies. This research attempts to investigate the possible social factors and motivations that triggers Fulfulde speakers to change from their native to English language in a conversation. In addition, it is observed that the established relationship with other languages has tremendously contributed to the high practice of code-switching in most societies. Also, demographic and social...


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