Research Papers/Topics in English Language

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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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...

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