Research Papers/Topics in English Language

Pragmatics Guide 1

A guide to Pragmatics with sample

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.

THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF PIDGIN ENGLISH IN THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY (A case study of University of Calabar)

TABLE OF CONTENTCHAPTER 1IntroductionBackground to the StudyStatement of Research ProblemPurpose of the StudySignificance of the StudyScope and LimitationsResearch MethodologyCHAPTER 2LITERATURE REVIEWOrigin of PidginThe Evolution of Nigerian PidginStatus of Nigerian PidginAttitudes Towards Nigerian PidginThe Language Composition of Nigeria PidginCHAPTER 3Research MethodologyResearch DesignResearch PopulationSampling and Sample ProcedureDescription of Research InstrumentProcedure for Data Col...

ASPECTS OF NEGATION IN KOENOEM LANGUAGE

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle PageCertificationDedicationAcknowledgementAbstractTable of ContentsCHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION1.1     General Background 1.2     Historical Background of Koenoem People1.3     Geographical Location of Koenoem People1.4     Socio-Cultural Profile of Koenoem People       1.5     Genetic Classification of Koenoem Language1.6     Statement and research problem1.7     Aims and object...

Africanism: Theme, And Technique In Amos Tutuola’s The Palmwine Drinkard

ABSTRACT  This project work deals with a critical evaluation of Africanism in relation to theme and techniques of Amos Tutuola’s novel – THE PALMWINE DRINKARD. This study tends to examine the important of African culture and promotion of its cultural heritage which was bastardized by the colonial masters during colonization.  In the course of this essay, chapter one will deals with introduction, background of the study, purpose of the study, scope and limitation, justificatio...

LEXICO – SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF VIEWPOINT COLUMN OF PUNCH NEWSPAPER

ABSTRACTFacts 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 are r...

A Stylistic Study of Syntax and Trope in Adichie's Purple Hibiscus

Abstract Syntax is a major unit of language; and that of a text inclusive. Trope, on the other hand, is one of the distinguishing features of literary language, especially that of prose. To study syntax and trope of a prose work, therefore, is to examine its language. This work investigates the style of the language of Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus with particular reference to syntax and trope routing its findings through the Systemic Functional Theory mainly. Adichie’s perception and experie...

THE PROPER USE AND MANAGEMENT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

ABSTRACT        This study examines the proper use and management of instructional materials for English language teaching in some selected secondary schools in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.        An intensive review of related literature was carried out to throw more light in the problem under investigation. Research questions were formulated to guide the investigation. ...

THE PROPER USE AND MANAGEMENT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING IN SOME SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN UDI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE.

ABSTRACT This study examines the proper use and management of instructional materials for English language teaching in some selected secondary schools in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State. An intensive review of related literature was carried out to throw more light in the problem under investigation. Research questions were formulated to guide the investigation. The questionnaire titled instructional materials for English language teaching was designed for the study. The secondary sch...

Impact of language laboratory for effective teaching and learning of oral English

Chapter oneIntroductionBackground of studyStatement of problemPurpose of studySignificant of study Research question

Sociolinguistic phenomenon of code switching in Urhobo Language

ABSTRACTThis research carries out a sociolinguistic phenomenon of code switching in Urhobo language. Its aim is to explore and analyze Urhobo language from a sociolinguistic perspective in the context of English as a second language in Nigeria. This will go a long way to offer a sociolinguistic insight to the contributions of Urhobo language, culture and way of life in the sociolinguistic context of English as a second language. The data for the study was sourced and collected orally fro...

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...


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