Research Papers/Topics in English Language

English Phrasal Verbs

This paper highlights some phrasal verbs in English. The parts of speech that form phrasal verbs are discussed viz-a-viz how they are delineated. Copious examples are also cited for illustration. 

Test for constituency, paper

This paper discusses English syntactic constructions with a focus on various tests to determine constituents; that is, which words collate together. 

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...

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...

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.

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...

GRAPHOLOGICAL MEANING

ABSTRACT This article explores the graphological aspect of literary expressions from a linguistic angle in an attempt to find out how those basic components of written language called graphemes are exploited for meaning making. It seeks to find its place among enquiries within the nexus of semantico-syntactic and pragmastylistic endeavours in language. It examines the two concept of graphology and meaning in a rather cursory manner and immediately proceeds to bring to the fore t...

PREDOMINANT STYLIST USED BY Ngugi Wa Thiong'o in WIZARD OF THE CROW

INTRODUCTIONLanguage is the distinctive quality unique to man. It is what enables man to express him/herself and communicate with his/her fellow man, and it is acquired naturally. According to Fromkin et al “…language is the source of human life and power” (3). They also state that “we use language to convey information to others…, ask questions…, give command…, and express wishes” (173).  There are two specific media of using language: oral – which is by words of mouth...

RACISM AND OPPRESSION IN BLACK AMERICAN LITERATURE: AN EXAMPLE OF RICHARD WRIGHT'S BLACK BOY

ABSTRACTIt is known fact that racism and oppression are one of the major issues in Black American literature. This study will attempt to make readers realize these themes in Richard Wright’s Black Boy by analyzing the concept of racial segregation of Black in America. We will examine the historical perspective of Black writing narrative and the effects of racism and oppression, which include poverty, hunger assault etc. and the ways through which the blacks reacted to racism. We can cl...

SATIRE AND SOCIAL MEDIATION IN WOLE SOYINKA'S: A CASE STUDY OF THE TRIALS OF BROTHER JERO AND A PLAY OF GIANTS

ABSTRACTThis research endeavour focuses on the social and political ills prevalent in the African societies with the view of correcting them thus, making the contemporary society a better place to live. Using two texts from renowned Nigeria writer, we see the economic, social and political evils which morally degrade our society and the community at last. These evils are being satirized to bring about transformation. Here, the sociological approach is employed. The quota sampling system is us...

STUDY OF POLITICAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER USING Tanure Ojaide's THE ACTIVIST & Okey Ndibe's ARROW OF RAIN

TABLE OF CONTENTCHAPTER ONE1.0INTRODUCTION  1.1Definition of Terms1.2Statement of the Problem1.3Aim and Objectives1.4Significance of the study1.5Scope of Research1.6Research MethodologyCHAPTER TWOLITERATURE REVIEWCHAPTER THREETHE ACTIVIST BY TANURE OJAIDECHAPTER FOURARROWS OF RAIN BY OKEY NDIBECHAPTER FIVESUMMARY AND CONCLUSION SUGGESTIONS5.1 SUMMARYConclusionWORKS CITED

SYMBOLS AND IMAGES AS POETIC TECHNIQUES IN SOUTH AFRICAN POETRY, THE EXAMPLE OF DENNIS BRUTUS AND OSWALD MBUYISENI MTSHALI

ABSTRACTThis study examines the use of symbols and images as poetic techniques in South African poetic writing. The poems seek to address the issues of socio-political injustice, apartheid, oppression and man’s inhumanity to man in the society, a kind of counter – attacking the apartheid system of the South African society, which allows for inequalities and abject poverty of a section of the society while the other section thrives in affluence. At the end we discover how Dennis ...

THE EXPERIENCE OF AFRICANS IN DIASPORA USING TEJU

ABSTRACTAfrican Diasporic writers have written on the experiences and social dilemma faced in their homeland and in the foreign land. It is thus against this background that this research work is based. Thus the major intention of this essay is to highlight the homeland issues and experiences of Diaspora and attendants vices that have been the major preoccupation of Teju Cole and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in their works. This work will not only highlight but also unfolds what Africans go throu...

THE LANGUAGE OF CHRISTIAN RELIGION: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND SOME SELECTED PENTECOSTAL DENOMINATIONS

ABSTRACTThis study is an examination of the language of Christian religion with particular reference to the Roman Catholic Church and Pentecostal denominations. Chapter one embodies the introduction to the study, the objective of the work, its scope and delimitation, a brief origin of Christian religion, and that of the two denominations. Chapter two is a brief review of the related literature. Chapter three brings out the features of the language of Christian religion; the lexical, grammatic...

THE OSUN OSOGBO FESTIVAL: ITS FUNCTIONS AND AESTHETICS

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle pageCertificationDedicationAcknowledgementsTable of contentsCHAPTER ONE1.1   Introduction1.2   The Concept of Aesthetics in the Osun Osogbo Festival1.3   Purpose of study1.4   Scope of study1.5   Methodology1.6   JustificationCHAPTER TWO2.1   The concept of oral literature2.2   The Origin of Osun Osogbo River2.3   The Osun FestivalCHAPTER THREE3.1    The Aesthetics in the Osun Osogbo Festival3.1.1  Drums3.1.2 &...


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