Research Papers/Topics in English Language

The Impact of Inductive Teaching and Learning of Grammar in Selected Basic Schools in Accra

ABSTRACT Literature on approaches to teaching grammar favours the inductive approach as a better strategy for building students‟ grammatical and communicative skill than the deductive approach. This present study, investigates whether students who are taught grammar through the inductive approach will do better than those who are taught through the deductive approach .The theoretical issues underpinning this current study involves the theory of action research and theories of second langua...

Language Use in Conflict Situations: A Case Study of the Jos Crises (1994-2010)

ABSTRACT This work examines language use during the crises that erupted in Jos from 1994 to 2010. Generally speaking, language is at the centre of virtually every aspect of human life, and operates on different levels and in different forms, according to the context in which it is used. The aim of the study was to examine the several factors that have determined the linguistic choices of the parties to the Jos conflicts which are different from ordinary day-to-day conversations, and the effe...

Conflict and Empowerment in Selected Prose of Wole Soyinka and Sembene Ousmane

Abstract Political conflict and empowerment are crucial issues that have not been studied in a comparative manner in Wole Soyinka and Sembene Ousmane’s writings. The disparity in the consideration of the female gender by the authors in question has also not been given crucial attention by critics. In view of the foregoing, the objectives of this research are to explore the thematic affinity and disparity between the two writers and to embark on a comparative analysis of their selected pros...

Analyses of Two Speeches by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah: Applying Interpersonal Metafunction of Systemic Functional Grammar.t

ABSTRACT  This paper examines two speeches of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, applying Halliday‟s Interpersonal Metafunction of Systemic Functional Grammar. The two speeches are Dr. Kwame Nkrumah‟s Independence Declaration Speech from British colonial rule on March 6, 1957 and a selected speech from his radio broadcasts to the people of Ghana, after the coup d'état of 1966, collectively dubbed “Voice from Conakry”. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first Prime Minister and President, was...

A Study of the Use of Conjunctions in Senior High School Students’ Essays in Ghana

ABSTRACT The researcher observed that his students used certain conjunctions very often in their essays regardless of the topic under discussion. This motivated this study to explore the use of conjunctions for cohesion in Senior High School (SHS) students ‘essays in Ghana. The study also investigated the possible existence of this phenomenon in schools other than the schools in which such patterns of conjunctions usage in students ‘essays was first observed. Finally, the study also sough...

Contextualization and Meaning in Public - Sphere Discourses of Government Ministers- Citizen Interactions in Nigeria

Abstract Public sphere discourses of government ministers-citizen interactions are common political discourse events in Nigeria. There is seemingly nothing unfamiliar about political discourses, but what needs clarification is the place of context and contextualization in encoding and decoding intentions/meanings, especially in public sphere discourses of government ministers citizen interactions in Nigeria. Aspects of Presupposition in Jacob Mey’s Pragmatics that deal...

Discourse Analysis on the Captions of Online Selling Product

This study focused on unearthing and illuminating the analysis on the captions. It includes the feature use in captioning in an online product as well as the phenomenological aspect of discourse and captions perceived in online selling site through internet.             Hence, this study centralized in providing discourse analysis on the captions in online products. Moreover, this study attempted to analyze the captions use in online selling products specifically in Facebook...

Corruption and Public Attitude Towards the Nigeria Police Force (A Case Study Of Ilorin West Local Government)

ABSTRACT         Nigeria political and economic system has been characterize by series of crisis in which corruption surface to be one of the major challenges. Thus, this project work examined corruption among the Nigeria Police Force and as it affect the entire public attitude. The findings of this work will enhance Nigeria as a state in facing the cankerworm and use every possible solution in combating it. From the research, the questionnaire di...

The Coping Strategies of English Language Teachers of Students With Dyslexia in Secondary Schools in Ife Central Local, Ile-Ife, Osun-State.

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION 1.1                   Background to the studyEnglish language is used as the medium of instruction in the school and one of important or compulsory subject that must be learnt in school. In teaching and learning of English language it involve many aspects such as: reading, writing, speaking and listening. These domains of language acquisition need to be exercised across ...

Difference in the Performance of Students in English Grammar Based on Parents Ethnic Background

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Language is one of the most useful tools we have as humans. Without it we could not think thoughts expressible to others, nor could we engage in the activities that commonly take place in the society we build ourselves (Di Pietro, 1994). Language is very important in education. Roy-Campbell and Qorro (1997) asserted that education is carried out largely through the medium of language, thus, language is very significant in the education pro...

Spelling Errors in Written English Language of Junior Secondary Schools

CHAPTERONEINTRODUCTIONBackground to the StudyLanguage is a system of conventional spoken, manual or written symbols by means of which human beings, as member of a social group and participants in it's culture, express themselves. The functions of language include communication, the expression of identity, play, imaginative expression and emotional release.Henry sweet (2010) stated "language is the expression of ideas by means of speech-sounds combined into words. Words are combined int...

Research Work on: Teacher’s Perception on the Causes Of Students’ Failure in English Language in Secondary Schools, A Case Study of Students in Odeda Local Government of Ogun State of Nigeria

CHAPTER ONE1.0     INTRODUCTION1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Language in any human society is an important human heritage. The significance of language in human life cannot be over-emphasized. It is indeed central not only to our social interactions and relationships, but also in distinguishing us and enabling others to ascertain the position in the society. This would explain why people with speech or hearing disabilities find it ...

Teacher’s Perception On The Causes Of Students’ Failure in English Language i Secondary Schools. (A Case Study of Students in Odeda Local Government Area of Nigeria)

CHAPTER ONE1.0     INTRODUCTION1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Language in any human society is an important human heritage. The significance of language in human life cannot be over-emphasized. It is indeed central not only to our social interactions and relationships, but also in distinguishing us and enabling others to ascertain the position in the society. This would explain why people with speech or hearing disabilities find it difficult to...

Poetic Style and Social Commitment in Niyi Osundare’s Songs of the Marketplace

ABSTRACTThis essay studies how oral performance constitutes the core poetic style employed by Niyi Osundare to project social commitment and vision in Songs of the Marketplace.  It discusses how the poet’s deployment of oral performance makes his poetry more accessible to a larger audience than those of his predecessors. The pervasive theme of moral degeneration remains a serious concern in the selected poems. Like the oral traditional performance, Osundare employs rich Yoruba o...

Influence Of Teaching Phonology on Spoken English of Secondary School Students in Ilorin East Local Government Area, Kwara State

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