Research Papers/Topics in Linguistics

An Error Analysis Of Written Yoruba Composition Of Igbo Students In Secondary Schools

Abstract. The study was carried out to determine the major areas of difficulty experienced by the students, and it is hoped that some of the findings may help to overcome the anxieties experienced by students and teachers alike. One thousand two hundred samples of free composition written by Igbo students (J S II & J S III) who have studied Yoruba as L2 for more than one and half years were examined. The samples were randomly selected from three Federal Government Colleges in Awka and ...

Wh-Question In Koring (The Movement Of The Wh-Element In Question Formation In Koring)

ABSTRACTWh-movement is a transformational process which causes the displacement of awh-element from its base generated position to string initial position. Thismovement process is used to structurally change a wh-question. This studyinvestigated the movement of wh-elements in question formation in Kọring.Kọring is a minority language spoken in parts of Ebonyi and Benue states. Thedata used in the analysis were collected from a series of fieldwork undertakenby the researcher. The data were...

An Igbo Translation Of Eze Goes To School By Onuora Nzekwu And Michael Crowder: Problems And Principles

AbstractTranslation of prose falls under “literary translation” that involves these othergenres: poetry and drama. In literary translation enough works have not actuallybeen done in prose, drama and poetry. In translating these genres, a lot ofproblems are usually encountered. This work is therefore aimed at examiningthese problems and highlighting some cultural elements in the text. This couldnot be done in isolation and for this reason, the text, Eze Goes to School byOnuora Nzekwu and M...

A Translation Of Women Of Owu (By Femi Osofisan) From English To Igbo: Problems And Principles

ABSTRACTLiterary translation, which is our major focus, implies the translation of allgenres of literature which include prose, drama and poetry. Literarytranslation has to do with translating texts written in a literary languagewhich are highly connotative and subjective, abound in ambiguities,homonyms and arbitrariness, as distinct from the language of science or thatof administration which is denotative and direct. Literary translation may assuch be said to have the greatest number of pecu...

Tense And Aspect In Ogbunike Igbo

ABSTRACTTENSE AND ASPECT IN OGBUNIKE IGBOIgbo language is made up of so many dialects that comprise the Igbospeaking areas of the country and is marked by certain tense and aspectjust as in every other language of the world, which are used to indicate thetime of events/ actions as well as the duration, inception , continuity andcompletion of such events/ action ie (Aspect). These dialects that make upthe Igbo language have their own tense and aspect peculiar to themselvesor are related in one...

A Study Of Language Of Advertisement

ABSTRACT Advertising is one of the means through which marketers or manufacturers convince buyers to patronize their products. It involves the dissemination of information about products, services, ideas e.g from advertisers to the public in a short time and space. There are different kinds of advertising but this research work will focus on retail advertising. This work examines the meaning and features of advertising and by using the descriptive approach. Audio tapes were collected f...

Translation: A Panacea For Bridging Communication Gap In Local Government System

Abstract Translation as a vehicle for effective communication has contributed in so many ways in education, information dissemination, cultural transfer, etcetera. However, in the rural area where majority are not literate in the use of English language, translation seems not to have been effectively utilized as government communicates to the teeming population there mainly in the English language, which is the country’s official language. As a result, there is a total breakdown in c...

Surveying KwaZulu-Natal Universities’ Language Academics for the Modelling of Factors Affecting their Attitudes towards Computer Assisted Language Learning Tools for African Indigenous Lan

Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has been proven by literature to be of immense benefit to the teaching and learning of language at all levels of education. However, it is interesting that university language academics seem to have a negative attitude towards CALL. The aim of this study, therefore, is to design a conceptually sound model of the factors that affect the attitudes of language academics towards Computer Assisted Language Learning Tool for African Indigenous Langua...

Factors Affecting Language Academics Attitudes towards Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)

Despite the known benefits of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), evidence from existing literature still indicates that many language instructors have a negative attitude towards it. There are many possible factors behind this negative attitude, and the aim of this study was to devise a theoretically sound conceptual model of these factors. The methodology used by this study for the achievement of its aim was to review existing literature published during the past twelve years ...

Comparative Analysis of Culinary Terms between Zaar and English Language

ABSTRACTThis study focuses on Comparative Analysis of Culinary Terms between Zaar and English Language. It aims at comparing overt semantic features of culinary terms and the objectives are to identify the lexico-semantic components, distinguish these, owing to how they point to culture variation between Zaar and English. The Semantic Field and Componential Analysis Theories serve as descriptive models for the analysis. Through unstructured interview, introspection and written literature, the...

A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF THE USE OF METAPHOR IN NIGERIA POLITICAL DISCOURSE

 ABSTRACTThis research work focuses on the topic A Linguistic Analysis of the Use of Metaphor in Nigerian Political discourse. Language is a means of communication but the use of metaphor by politicians most often brings misconceptualization of the use of metaphors in which the information conveyed to the public is not exactly what is meant by the politician but only for the purpose of winning elections. Thus, this research focuses on the analysis of metaphors used by politicians du...

CORRELATION BETWEEN READING COMPREHENSION PRACTICES AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: A CASE STUDY OF CLASS THREE PUPILS IN WESTLANDS SUB-COUNTY, KENYA

Researchers on reading have come up with different views on reading. According to Widdowson (1979) reading is an interactive process that goes on between the reader and the text, resulting incomprehension. Reading is therefore seen as the combination of textual information with the information the reader brings to the text resulting to the comprehension of the text. Anderson (2000) notes out that reading is a mental process, not getting from print but engaging the reader‘s mind to decod...

Linguistic Analysis on the Philippine Crime News Broadcasts

This study determined the linguistic devices manifested in the corpus of crime news broadcasts and investigated the strategies employed by the Filipino Journalists in constructing the crime news broadcasts. This study is descriptive - qualitative in nature employing Linguistic Analysis framework, which brought the analysis to two (2) levels: analysis of the devices and on the strategies. The study gathered and transcripted twenty-five (25) mainstream crime news broadcasts from the different t...


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