Research Papers/Topics in English Language

A Study Of The Verbal Group In The Student Pidgin (Sp) Of The Evangelical Presbyterian Church Mawuko Girls‟ Shs, Ho

This research set out to study the Verbal Group in the Student Pidgin (SP) of a female Senior High School in Ho. SP is the type of Pidgin English, variously described as “educated,” “institutionalised” or “student” pidgin, and is believed to have started in a few prestigious boys‟ secondary schools in the late 1950s and 60s in the southern part of Ghana. It [SP] has since spread fast among secondary school students and graduates in the country, and has taken ...

A Return To The Past: A Study Of Contemporary Ghanaian Spoken Word Poetry

There are many scholarly works on oral poetry in Africa and Ghana. Some scholars have also on performance poetry in Ghana and Africa as a whole. It is interesting to note however that not much has been done on contemporary spoken word poetry in Ghana. It is undeniable that contemporary spoken word poetry in Ghana is gaining popularity hence the need to study it in order fully understand its role and importance in society. It is observed however that most of the work o...

DISILLUSIONMENT AND SURVIVAL IN AFRICAN MIGRATION LITERATURE: A STUDY OF OKEY NDIBE’S FOREIGN GODS, INC. AND UNOMA AZUAH’S EDIBLE BONES.

The phenomenon of human migration, as Marie McAuliffe and Marfin Ruhs (2017) agrees, “stretches back to the earliest periods of human history” (1). Human migration in the modern world has been massively enhanced by the ease of mobility due to the massive advancements in transport technology. People tend to migrate from one part of the globe to another where they hope to achieve better socio-economic life, or where they can be free from persecution and conscription.&nbs...

Investigating The Performance Of Students In Colleges Of Education In The English Language

ABSTRACT The study investigates the performance of students in Colleges of Education in the English language.The researcher is an English language tutor at the SDA College of Education and has observed over a period that the students perform poorly in the English language examinations. The study is guided by four research questions. They are (1) Are trainee teachers’ performance in the English language affecting pupils’ performance at the basic school level? (2) What are the cau...

The Narrative Structure of John Milton's Paradise Lost

ABSTRACT Paradise Lost was written sometime in the 17th Century by John Milton as a Christian epic with a Christian redefined meaning of heroism. Using the epic structure, Milton successfully outlines the genealogy of man, even the state of the world before man was brought into it by God. Milton does this by tracing the linear stories of man from Genesis, through the Messianic and redemption stories, and the introduction of the eschaton by Jesus Christ in the New Testament. In Paradise ...

Code-Switching By Kindergarten Teachers In Selected Schools In The Dormaa Municipality.

ABSTRACT Several studies have been conducted in educational settings in Ghana and other parts of the world regarding the linguistic behaviour of teachers, and the implication of such behaviour on the learning outcome of the pupils they teach. In Ghana, where English is learned as a second language, most teachers are unaware of how and when to use code-switching as an L1 resource in their teaching. This situation negatively affects uniformity in instructional procedures. While the use of...

Tracing The Evolution Of The Roles Of Female Characters In Selected Works Of Chinua Achebe

ABSTRACT Recognized as the founding father of modern African Literature in English, Achebe stands out as perhaps one of the most critiqued authors due to his portrayal of women in his early novels. In an attempt to respond to the disparaging representation of Africa in colonial novels such as Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1899), Achebe focused on portraying the power and charisma of the African male; the adverse effect of this being weak submissive women who succumbed to these powerful ...

Sentence Types And Proficiency Levels in Students' Essays: A Case of Achimota Senior High School

ABSTRACT Essay writing is usually a frequently used mode of testing of language competence in schools in Ghana. Thus, when students write essays, it is mainly for academic purposes. Quite often, for purposes of testing, students are required to use, among other things, a variety of sentence types and this is attested to by the marking scheme of the WAEC English Language Examinations. Again, research evidence appears to suggest that ESL students studying at an advanced level of education...

The Influence of Motivation And Socio-Cultural Factors on Students Language Competence

ABSTRACT This study examined the way in which socio-cultural identities and ideological motivation permeate English language learning and the effect on language competence. The investigation looked at two diametrically distinct schools (i.e. a Grade A and a Grade C school) particularly in the area of the student's background and motivation, to ascertain the effect of this socio – cultural and motivational factors that impinge on the learning of grammar and vocabulary, which reflects i...

Language, Power And Ideology: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of Selected Speeches Of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo And John Dramani Mahama

ABSTRACT This study analyses the power relations, ideologies and persuasive techniques employed through language in the selected campaign speeches of two presidential candidates – Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and John Dramani Mahama during the 2012 general elections in Ghana. The linguistic and textual features of the selected speeches and the socio-cultural situations that influence the speeches are considered in the analysis. The analysis employs analytical frameworks mainly in...

Articulations Of Womanism In Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus And Emecheta’s The Joys Of Motherhood

ABSTRACTWomanism as a variant of African feminism provides the platform for a holistic analysis of the works of African female writers. In this work, Ogunyemi’s womanist theory is read into the works of two Nigerian female writers, Chimamanda Adichie and Buchi Emecheta, authors of Purple Hibiscus and The Joys of Motherhood respectively. Undertaking a womanist reading of these two novels is aimed at ascertaining the different and similar ways these female novelists articulate womanist theory...

Code-Switching Among Ga-English Speakers: A Grammatical Analysis

ABSTRACT This study is a structural examination of Ga-English code-switched utterances among native Ga speakers. It seeks to find out the nature and structure of code-switching as it occurs among family members within the family setting. As such, data for the study was collected from selected people within a family. All the participants are balanced bilinguals and literate in both languages. The analysis involved mainly an examination of the morpheme distribution patterns within the No...

A Linguistic Analysis Of Scam Mails

INTRODUCTION This chapter presents the general overview of this research work as well as its significance and statement of problems,and also possible solution to those problems as this study is aimed to achieve. 

A Discourse Analysis of Selected Pentecostal Sermons in Lagos, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis study is a discourse analysis of selected Pentecostal sermons in Lagos, Nigeria.

A Discourse Analysis of the Federal Civil Service English in Nigeriawork

ABSTRACTThis research work is an examination of the use of English Language in the Nigerian Federal Civil Service before and after Nigeria's independence on October 1st 1960.


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