Research Papers/Topics in English Language

A STUDY OF PREPOSITION ERRORS IN THE WRITTEN ENGLISH OF SENIOR SECONDARY YORUBA-ENGLISH BILINGUALS IN SELECTED LAGOS SCHOOLS

ABSTRACTThe acquisition and learning of a language involves understanding and mastery of what constitutes its grammar. The research analyzes the uses of prepositions in two selected Lagos schools, Eva Adelaja Senior Girls Grammar School and Eben Noble College. The sample of the study consisted of 40 students. The data elicitation instrument was a writing task in which students were asked to write an argumentative essay. The quantitative findings showed 12 prepositions (to, on, about, in, of, ...

A SEMANTIC STUDY OF UNIVERSITY OF UYO’S SLANG EXPRESSIONS

The rapid development of human society has a great influence on the most important tool of communication—language. The modern way of living goes faster and new trends are also reflected in the development of language in a form of various new words and expressions as well as the improvement, and facilitation of grammar structure. Comparison of these two linguistic areas shows that vocabulary grows rapidly that the communicative function of language claims more novel and concise expressions i...

The Place of English Language in Nigeria.

The English language in the Nigeria setting toady is a victim of untold abnormalities. This can be attributed to the serious crises generally agreed to exist in the educational sector of the country. This disgraceful problem has been diagnosed to be the aftermath from abysmal incompetence in the use of English in all tiers  and levels of formal education and in fact the whole society at large. Put in another way, expert has deduced that “English language is poorly taught...

Sociolinguistics: Code mixing and Code switching

AbstractCode-switching and code-mixing which are linguistic phenomena in bilingual societies are inevitable consequences of language contacts. These linguistic features which are also referred to as style shift are in some quarters considered as pointers to linguistic incompetence in bilinguals. This paper distinguishes between the two linguistic concepts and addresses the question: Whether or not they are index of linguistic non-proficiency in Nigerian bilinguals based on English and the thr...

English Syntax: Modal Auxiliary 'Shall'

ABSTRACTThis paper succinctly discusses the modal auxiliary verb, ‘shall’, in relation to other modal auxiliaries. ‘Shall’ is treated both from the semantic and syntactic perspectives. In other words, the subject is examined along the purview of meaning relations and structural arrangements.

Innovation in new English: Nigerian English example

This work aims at the analysis of innovation in new Englishes; using Nigerian English as its focus.Nigerian English according to scholars has its distinctive features,these features are the main focus of this work. 

FOOD CONSUMPTION PATTERN AND MICRO NUTRIENT INTAKE OF MOTHERS IN OJO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE.

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to assess the food consumption pattern and micronutrient intake of mothers in Ojo Local Government Area in Lagos State. One hundred and eighty respondents were selected randomly. Data was collected using food frequency and anthropometric data such as height, weight and body mass index. Other date collected include the socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the respondents. The data were analyzed using descriptive analysis ...

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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