Research Papers/Topics in English Language

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...

THE PROBLEMS OF TEACHING POETRY IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle Page ……………………………………………………       iCertification …………………………………………………       ii        Approval Page  ………………………………………………      iiiDedication  ………………………………………………….     &nbsp...

Effect of Overpopulation on the Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students

ABSTRACTThis project work provides a general information and knowledge of the effect of overpopulation on the academic Achievement of students, Some Selected Secondary Schools in Bida Local Government. Students academic Achievement is a matter of concern in any educational settings, educational psychologist opined that conducive environment is vital to learning, therefore the size of classes and the population therefore the thoroughly be considered. Overpopulation is a serious problem in clas...

A RESEARCH ON THE INFLUENCE OF MOTIVATION ON PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

ABSTRACTThe study examines the relationship between motivation and teacher’s job performance in Alimosho Local Government Area. The study was guided by four research questions and four hypotheses. Relevant literature on the variables of the study were reviewed. A descriptive research design was adopted for the study. The sample comprises 100 public primary school teachers in Alimosho Local Government Area. A researcher constructed instrument tagged “Motivation and Teachers job performance...

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...


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