Research Papers/Topics in English Language

The Impact of Inductive Teaching and Learning of Grammar in Selected Basic Schools in Accra

ABSTRACT Literature on approaches to teaching grammar favours the inductive approach as a better strategy for building students‟ grammatical and communicative skill than the deductive approach. This present study, investigates whether students who are taught grammar through the inductive approach will do better than those who are taught through the deductive approach .The theoretical issues underpinning this current study involves the theory of action research and theories of second langua...

Language Use in Conflict Situations: A Case Study of the Jos Crises (1994-2010)

ABSTRACT This work examines language use during the crises that erupted in Jos from 1994 to 2010. Generally speaking, language is at the centre of virtually every aspect of human life, and operates on different levels and in different forms, according to the context in which it is used. The aim of the study was to examine the several factors that have determined the linguistic choices of the parties to the Jos conflicts which are different from ordinary day-to-day conversations, and the effe...

Corruption and Public Attitude Towards the Nigeria Police Force (A Case Study Of Ilorin West Local Government)

ABSTRACT         Nigeria political and economic system has been characterize by series of crisis in which corruption surface to be one of the major challenges. Thus, this project work examined corruption among the Nigeria Police Force and as it affect the entire public attitude. The findings of this work will enhance Nigeria as a state in facing the cankerworm and use every possible solution in combating it. From the research, the questionnaire di...

Research Work on: Teacher’s Perception on the Causes Of Students’ Failure in English Language in Secondary Schools, A Case Study of Students in Odeda Local Government of Ogun State of Nigeria

CHAPTER ONE1.0     INTRODUCTION1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Language in any human society is an important human heritage. The significance of language in human life cannot be over-emphasized. It is indeed central not only to our social interactions and relationships, but also in distinguishing us and enabling others to ascertain the position in the society. This would explain why people with speech or hearing disabilities find it ...

Teacher’s Perception On The Causes Of Students’ Failure in English Language i Secondary Schools. (A Case Study of Students in Odeda Local Government Area of Nigeria)

CHAPTER ONE1.0     INTRODUCTION1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Language in any human society is an important human heritage. The significance of language in human life cannot be over-emphasized. It is indeed central not only to our social interactions and relationships, but also in distinguishing us and enabling others to ascertain the position in the society. This would explain why people with speech or hearing disabilities find it difficult to...

Poetic Style and Social Commitment in Niyi Osundare’s Songs of the Marketplace

ABSTRACTThis essay studies how oral performance constitutes the core poetic style employed by Niyi Osundare to project social commitment and vision in Songs of the Marketplace.  It discusses how the poet’s deployment of oral performance makes his poetry more accessible to a larger audience than those of his predecessors. The pervasive theme of moral degeneration remains a serious concern in the selected poems. Like the oral traditional performance, Osundare employs rich Yoruba o...

AN INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN MULTILINGUAL COMMUNICATION: A CASE STUDY OF DOCTORS IN THE KHOMAS REGION

AbstractThe present study investigated the use of the English Language in multilingual contexts. It focussed on communication between English speaking expatriate and local doctors from public and private hospitals with their Namibian and non-Namibian patients. The study’s aims were firstly, to determine the multilingual communicative resources and needs in the selected public health centres and private practices in Windhoek Khomas region. Secondly, the study sought to determine how communic...

Lexico-Semantic Nigerianism In Nigerian Newspapers: A Case Study Of Selected Newspapers

Table of ContentsTitle page - iApproval page - iiDedication - iiiAcknowledgements - ivTable of contents - vCHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION1.1 Background to the Study - 11.2 Statement of the problems - 31.3 Justification of the study - 51.4 Aims and Objectives of the Study - 61.5 Significance of the Study - 71.6 Scope and Limitation of the Study - 7CHAPTER TWO LITERITURE REVIEW2.0 Introduction - 92.1 Nigerian English - 102.2 General Features of Nigerian English - 152.3 Lexical Semantics - 23...

Language of Persuasion: An Examination of Governor Aliyu Wamakko’s Selected Speeches

ABSTRACT This research work focuses on the language of persuasion by examining some selected speeches of Governor Aliyu Magatakurda Wamakko. It has been carefully observed that the Sokoto state Governor is fond of using persuasive expressions in most of his speeches. He uses the language mostly to captivate and convince his audience and this tends to endear him across the state to achieve his political goals

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.


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