Research Papers/Topics in English Language

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 Linguistics Analysis Of Television Talk Show A Case Study Of NTA Kaduna

ABSTRACT This study seeks to make a linguistic analysis of television talk show, a case study of NTA Kaduna with the aim of describing the nature of its dialogue, providing an assessment of it, and exposing the peculiarities therein. It brings to the fore features that have otherwise not been observed in talk show. The usual assumption by discourse analysts is that language used in institutionalized or formal settings is structured and follow the tenets of discourse analysis. As a resul...

The Impact Of Pidgin English On Students Competence In Nigeria University : Case Study Of 300 Level Students Of Mell

ABSTRACT This project is an attempt to explore the recurring grave concerning the academic performance of students. Though a large percentage of students in Nigeria learn English as a second language and are instructed in it, the Nigerian pidgin seems to interfere with their acquisition of the language and their performance in it much more than their mother tongues. The impact of pidgin contributes in no small measure to the dismal performance of students in their academic career

Semantic Redundancy In Students’ Speeches: A Case Study Of Mathematics Department, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY This project is an attempt to study some of the semantic redundancies found in students' speech. This is with a view to identify some long observed peculiarities in the use of redundancy in the students' use of English. In the context of language studies, semantics occupies the end continuum. Semantics is at the top level because it deals with communication and interpretation. The major problem is with the definition of the subject simply as the study of meaning...

The Manifestation Of Non Standard Usage Of English Among University Students: The Syntactic Perspective

Introduction Language is characterized by set of vocal sounds which can be decoded. These are produced by human organs of speech- lips, tongue, and larynx etc. The vocal sounds produced by the vocal organs are used in various systematic and rule governed combinations. Language is thus a human phenomenon that has form which can be described in terms of the units of sound (phonemes), words, morphemes, phrases, and paragraph or discourse. Human language is unique in the sense that it ha...

Reduplication In Nigerian English ( A Case Study Of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto)

ABSTRACT This research work is concerned with reduplication in Nigerian English from the speeches and utterances of some students in the Department of Modern European Languages and Linguistics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. The study shows that reduplication occurs to signify contrastive meaning, pluralism, emphasis and creation of new words with different semantic forms. Reduplication wastherefore further discovered to be one of the features of Nigerian English.

The Epistle As A Medium Of Communication: An Analysis Of Abubakar Gimba’s Letters To My Children And Mariama Ba’s So Long A Letter.

ABSTRACT Communication is an act of exchanging information from one point to another; it is a very important activity of life. Humans and animals communicate in different ways and for different purposes. Communication could be either oral or written. However, the major concern of this work is the written form of communication .Written communication is the exchange of information through letters, e-mails, blog etc. There are different forms of written communication one of which is ‘th...

The Role Of Nigerian Pidgin English: A Case Study Of Army Day Secondary School, Sokoto.

ABSTRACT The Nigerian Pidgin English is a type of English used and understood by so many people in Nigeria regardless of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic background. Even though some people now use it in social communication, pidgin English is not only used in places like market local community and so on, but also Nigerian secondary and tertiary institutions’ students now use pidgin English to communicate with each other. The continued use of Pidgin English in Nigeria made the numb...

A Contrastive Analysis Of The Sentence Structure Of English And Igarra Languages

ABSTRACT This research work is divided into five sections. Section 1- 5 and are referred to as Chapters wheel the last part deal with bibliography. The first chapter is background of the study, statement of the problem, statement of hypothesis, purpose of the study, significance of the study and lastly scope and limitation of the topic. The third chapter is concern with Data presentation and the methodology used in carrying out the research findings, population of the study, sampling t...

Incorrect Punctuation, As A Cause Of Ambiguity Andmisunderstanding In Written Communcation.

ABSTRACT Ambiguity is a linguistic phenomenon in which more than one meaning, or deep structure, may be represented by the same expression, or surface structure; the same word or similar sounding words forexample can have multiple meaning. It arises from different sources; phonology, syntax and punctuation. In this task, ambiguity is the preoccupation of this task. It is a point where two sentence overlap with respect to their syntactic category. 

A Pragmatic Analaysis of Negation in Selected U.S and Nigerian Presidential Speeches

AbstractThis study analyses and discusses the pragmatical negation in selected U.S and Nigerian presidential speeches. It first examined the process of speaking as a form of intimated and supportive relationship that serves as the cement that holds friendships, families, communities, societies, and government together. The focus is on political discourse which is closely related to power, that puts certain political-economic, and social ideas into practice. Text of acceptance and inau...

A Linguistics Analysis of Television Talk Show: A Case Study of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Kaduna

ABSTRACTThis study seeks to make a linguistic analysis of television talk show, a case study of NTA Kaduna with the aim of describing the nature of its dialogue, providing an assessment of it, and exposing the peculiarities therein. It brings to the fore features that have otherwise not been observed in talk show. The usual assumption by discourse analysts is that language used in institutionalized or formal settings is structured and follow the tenets of discourse analysis. As a result,...

A Lexico-Semantic Study of the Language of Advertisement in Pidgin English: A Case Study of Radio Nigeria Pride FM, Gusau, Zamfara State

ABSTRACTThis work concern on how the meaning of the words/lexis can be utilized in the language of advertisement in Pidgin English. Furthermore, the result shows that Nigerian pidgin have a significant for advertisement purpose since it combines of both and indignant languages.

A Critical Evaluation of Two of the Theories of Language Acquisition: (Behaviourism and Mentalism)

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle page - - - - - - - - - - iCertification - - - - - - - - - iiDedication - - - - - - - - - - iiiAcknowledgements - - - - - - - - ivTable of contents - - - - - - - - -vCHAPTER ONEIntroduction1.1 Background Statement - - - - - - 11.2 The purpose of study - - - - - - - 41.3 The objectives of the study - - - - - - 51.4 The delimitation/Scope of the study - - - - 51.5 Methodology applied - - - - - - - 6CHAPTER TWOLiterature review2.1 The theories of language acquisition - - - ...

Factors Associated with Mass Failure of Students in English Language in Senior Secondary Schools in Ijebu North Local Government Area, Ogun State

ABSTRACT This  study  investigated  the  factors  associated with mass failure of  students’  in  English  language  in  Senior Secondary  Schools using four schools in Ijebu-North Local Government, Ogun-State, Nigeria. The study employed qualitative and quantitative approaches. Data was collected using classroom observation, questionnaire and documentary review. Result of the study reveals that students were highly motivated to learn English  for  future  exp...


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