Research Papers/Topics in English Language

A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF PROPAGANDA IN SELECTED SPEECHES OF GLORIA STEIN

ABSTRACTThis thesis examines the use of language as propaganda using the Discourse-Historical Approach in Critical Discourse Analysis. The semantic dimensions, discursive and linguistic strategies in Gloria Steinem's and Adolf Hitler's speeches are critically analysed in order to achieve the research objectives.TABLE OF CONTENTPages Title Page iCertification iiDedication iiiAcknowledgments ivTable of Content vList of Tables viiChapter One: Introduction 11.0 Introduction 11.1 Background to...

THE UTILIZATION OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOOLS IN IBADAN

This research project was aimed at investigating the utilization of computersoftware in the teaching and learning of English language in selected secondary schools inIbadan. It is an empirical research that is complemented with series of literatureconsultation, data collection and analysis including recommendations on how computersoftware are utilized to enhance effective teaching and learning of English language. FiftyEnglish Language teachers ...

LONG ESSAY TITLED PITY IN PLACE OF LOVE

Pity in place of love is a true life story of Victoria who came from a very poor background. Her father died when she was just ten years old and her three older brothers were mere secondary school graduates. Victoria’s older brothers had no hope of furthering their education due to lack of money, until one faithful day when a rich business man came to their house, asking Victoria’s hand in marriage. Peter, as he was called invested a lot on Victoria  and her family. He to...

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Discourse analysis elements Terms

Discourse analysts most times find it out to pin point elements to watch out in a discourse. Here, the researcher has carefully outlined some elements to watch out which will serve as one of the best materials in exploring the scope of discourse analysis.

Research Work on Pidgin English

INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Being a bilingual and multilingual society, several languages are being used to communicate in different communities in Nigeria. In fact, according to Wikipedia’s official data, there are more than 520 languages. By the way, nine of them are extinct. The English language is considered as the language of wider communication. Moreover, it is difficult to replace it with any other language no matter its popularity. The other major languages are Igbo, Ur...

Effects of Mother Tongue Interference among Yoruba Students on Spoken English in Igbeti, Oyo State.

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Effects of folktales as a satirical weapon for curbing social ills and inculcation of moral values: analysis of some selected Jukun folktales

ABSTRACT The uniqueness of Africa is not because of its geographical location, but because of its diverse rich cultural heritage which surround the entire spectrum of human learning, reasoning and communication. This research work is centered on the effects of folktales as a satirical weapon for curbing social ills and inculcation of moral values: analysis of some selected Jukun folktales. It is important to the Jukun societies, and through stories, the Jukuns have communicated thei...

REGGAE AS DISCOURSE: A STUDY OF THE LYRICS OF BOB MARLEY’S LIBERATION SONGS

The research examines the discourse of reggae music through the analysis of the selected lyrics of Bob Marley's songs. Reggae is a medium of social commentary from members of the Africa diaspora. It is this medium of expression reggae artistes choose to communicate with other black people all over the world.

Decoder-generated Miscommunication as a Politeness Strategy on 2go Interactive Messenger

  Abstract Politeness as a vital tool in human communication has been widely studied by linguists who sought to explicate its use in sustaining rapport and its perception in the patterning of human interaction. This paper furthers that line of enquiry by seeking to extend the application of existing politeness theories to the relatively new computer-mediated-communication domain of 2go.     It solicited and subjected samples of chats from 2go interactio...

GRAPHOLOGICAL MEANING

ABSTRACT This article explores the graphological aspect of literary expressions from a linguistic angle in an attempt to find out how those basic components of written language called graphemes are exploited for meaning making. It seeks to find its place among enquiries within the nexus of semantico-syntactic and pragmastylistic endeavours in language. It examines the two concept of graphology and meaning in a rather cursory manner and immediately proceeds to bring to the fore t...

PREDOMINANT STYLIST USED BY Ngugi Wa Thiong'o in WIZARD OF THE CROW

INTRODUCTIONLanguage is the distinctive quality unique to man. It is what enables man to express him/herself and communicate with his/her fellow man, and it is acquired naturally. According to Fromkin et al “…language is the source of human life and power” (3). They also state that “we use language to convey information to others…, ask questions…, give command…, and express wishes” (173).  There are two specific media of using language: oral – which is by words of mouth...

RACISM AND OPPRESSION IN BLACK AMERICAN LITERATURE: AN EXAMPLE OF RICHARD WRIGHT'S BLACK BOY

ABSTRACTIt is known fact that racism and oppression are one of the major issues in Black American literature. This study will attempt to make readers realize these themes in Richard Wright’s Black Boy by analyzing the concept of racial segregation of Black in America. We will examine the historical perspective of Black writing narrative and the effects of racism and oppression, which include poverty, hunger assault etc. and the ways through which the blacks reacted to racism. We can cl...

SATIRE AND SOCIAL MEDIATION IN WOLE SOYINKA'S: A CASE STUDY OF THE TRIALS OF BROTHER JERO AND A PLAY OF GIANTS

ABSTRACTThis research endeavour focuses on the social and political ills prevalent in the African societies with the view of correcting them thus, making the contemporary society a better place to live. Using two texts from renowned Nigeria writer, we see the economic, social and political evils which morally degrade our society and the community at last. These evils are being satirized to bring about transformation. Here, the sociological approach is employed. The quota sampling system is us...


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