Research Papers/Topics in English Language

Class Struggle A Case Study Of Festus Iyayi’s Violence And Animata Sow Fall’s The Beggars’ Strike

ABSTRACTThe Concept of Class struggle describes the constant conflict among the existing strata in every society. The purpose of this academic research is to explore the meaning and important of class struggle in the context of the selected texts. The theoretical framework for this research is the Marxist-Leninist theory, which could be simply summarized as the reaction of the exploited to get rid of exploitation and the exploiters. Various styles used by the duo of Iyayi and Falls is describ...

Class Stratification, Poverty And Social Injustice: A Critical Analysis Of Festus Iyayi’sviolence And Olu Obafemi Wheels

ABSTRACTThis study is set out to analysis the issues of poverty, class stratification and social injustice in Olu Obafemi’s Wheels and Festus Iyayi’s Violence. The purpose is to enlighten Africans on the need to fight against all forms of social injustice. The Marxist theory is adopted for the analysis of this study. The result is that the quest for a classless society is the only way for a better living.TABLE OF CONTENTSTITLE PAGE   i DEDICATION ...

A Stylistic Analysis Of Bank Advertisements In Nigerian Newspapers

ABSTRACTStylistics is the study of linguistic and non linguistic aspects of style in spoken and written text. Advertising is a form of communication used to help sell products and services. Adverts are not just to fascinate, but rather, they are used by advertisers to achieve their persuasive goals. This study reveals the manner in which language is used in Bank advertisements for conveying messages to the public and the effectiveness of the choice of language. The stylistic elements employed...

A Metaphysical Analysis Of Amos Tutuola’s The Palmwine Drinkard And D.O. Fagunwa’s The Forest Of God

ABSTRACTThis work focuses on the metaphysical approach as portrayed by Amos Tutuola’s The Palwine Drinkard and D.O Fagunwa’s The Forest of God. This study shows how metaphysics was used in the two plays. Metaphysics is based on the use of myths, gods, medicine and use of god like creatures. The novels are used to show these facts.Research done has helped shed more light on what entails metaphysics and  how it exists in our world and the belief people have in it. TABLE OF CONTENT...

Lexico - Semantic Analysis Of Viewpoint Column Of Punch Newspaper

ABSTRACT Facts have been established by researchers and they justify that the English used in Nigeria is a variation of the British English (BE) and not a deviation from the norms of BE. This is an attempt to investigate the extent to which Nigerian columnists use the lexico-semantic features of Nigerian English for their reportings. This work has adopted the lexico-semantic variation of Nigerian English as identified by Babatunde (2001) as our working parameters alongside our data which...

Politics And Aesthetics In Selected Plays Of Wole Soyinka

ABSTRACTThis study has been embarked upon to present the politics and aesthetics in selected plays of Wole Soyinka paying much attention to his The Beatification of Area Boy and Kongi’s Harvest. The study has been able to extract and discuss the ways in which Wole Soyinka applied cultural artifacts to political issues to depict the happenings in his immediate society. The sociological approach has been used in respect to the Marxist theory. The study has conclusively pointed to the fact tha...

A Pragmatic Analysis Of Slang And Catchy Phrases Used In Some Selected Nigerian Hip-Hop Songs

ABSTRACT Slangy expressions and catchy phrases are deliberately used in hip-hop songs in order to reduce the degree of vulgarity in the content of the song so as not to disrupt society moral norms, and to increase the rate of acceptability of such song amidst listeners, to avoid direct stating of the name of the referent (s) in a satirical song for instance, and also for singers to create a landmark worth discussing even while the song is no longer in vogue. Aside all these, slang forms and ...

Non-Reception Of English As Second Language In Adults

AbstractIt is observed that quite a number of adults are unable to learn a second language apart from their mother tongue. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the reasons behind the poor or no acquisition of Second Language in adults. We have, therefore, collected our data through questionnaire and employed descriptive statistics, using single percentage in tabular form, bar charts and histograms to analyse our data. The major findings are that 18(30%) of our respondents ag...

A Discourse Analysis Of Naira Has No Gender By Olu Obafemi

ABSTRACTThere have been interests over ages in studying how people communicate during interaction. This interest has lead to the emergence of discourse analysis which has the aim of studying how people communicate using sentence or clauses. In view of this, Naira has no gender, a play by Olu Obafemi, was selected in order to study and interpret how speeches were formed in the conversation between and among interlocutors in the play. Six transactions, which serve as our data were selected from...

THEMES AND IMAGERY IN SELECTED ROMANTIC POEMS.

ABSTRACT This study is set out to analyze the themes and use of imagery of the Romantic period in William Wordsworth’s “The World Is Too Much With Us” and “I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud” and William Blake’s “London” and “The Garden of Love”. The purpose is to enlighten readers on the need for the return of man back to nature as the means for correcting a decaying society. The Romantic theory is adopted for the analysis of this study. The result is that the themes and u...

Pragmatic Features Of Nigerian English: A Case Study Of Selected Poems Of Bayo Adebowale

ABSTRACTThis essay focused on the pragmatic features of Nigeria English as used in literatures, using the selected poems of Bayo Adebowale as a case study, to see how these pragmatic features have helped in projecting Nigerian cultures and worldviews in Nigerian literary works. The pragmatic features identified by Adedimeji (2007) were used in analysing the poems of Bayo Adebowale selected for this study and each feature was used across board. It was discovered from the analysis that the pecu...

THE CONCEPT OF FEMINISM IN BUCHI EMECHETA’S SECOND CLASS CITIZEN AND OKOYE IFEOMA’S BEHIND THE CLOUDS

ABSTRACTThis essay tends to explain what Feminism is all about. It tries to bring out the idea of feminism in two female writers work. (Ifeoma Okoye & Buchi Emecheta). The review of various disciplines on feminism has been used by the researcher to emphasis on the female characters who strove to fight for themselves. The right and freedom of African Women are what the researchers seeks to unravel. This will be carried out to portray Ifeoma Okoye & Buchi Emecheta as writers w...

A Pragmatic Study Of Newspaper Comic Strips: An Example Of “Efe And Jude”

ABSTRACTIn this study, we undertook a pragmatic study of newspaper comic strips, using “Efe and Jude” as an example. Pragmatics deals mainly with the use of language by a speaker and how the meaning can be interpreted by the hearer. The aim of this research work was to examine the use of language used by Efe and Jude and to explain what was not said by the participants. This research used the random sampling technique to select data from The Punch newspaper between the months of January 2...

A Semantic Analysis Of Psalm 51

ABSTRACTThe psalms explored the full range of human experience in a very personal and practical way. Its 50 “songs” run from the creation story through the patriarchal, theocratic, monarchical, exilic and post exilic periods. The tremendous breath of subject matter in the Psalms includes, diverse topics such as jubilation, war, peace worship, judgment, messianic prophesy, praise and lament. The psalms were set to the accompaniment of stringed instrument and served as the temple hymn book ...

EFFECTS OF NIGERIAN R&B MUSIC ON THE USE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Due to the fact that English language is the official language of Nigeria, and Nigerian is a multilingual country, English language continues to grow popular every day. The Nigerian R&B with its high level of spread lately has contributed a great deal in influencing English usage. This research work has aimed to enlighten people on how Nigerian R&B music penetrates and affect their usage of English language. This research work has examined the various ways in which the N...


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