Research Papers/Topics in Linguistics

Arabic-English Translation of Cultural Concepts by Students of Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

ABSTRACT  The study investigated the constraints faced by Ugandan students in the translation of cultural concepts in Arabic and English and also into their local languages. The theory that grounded this research was Newmark’s theory (1988). The objectives of the study were to identify the difficulties in translating cultural concepts in Arabic/ English translation; to analyze the origin of the cultural concepts in the students’ local languages, and to determine the procedures for better...

Perception of Listeners on Effectiveness of Translation in Media Houses: A Case Study of Radio Gotel Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT The study was on perception of listeners and effectiveness of translation in Radio Gotel Yola, Adamawa state, Nigeria. The following objectives guided the study. i) To examine the level of listeners perception of language translation at Gotel Radio station in Yola, Adamawa state. ii) To determine the level of effectiveness of language translation at Gotel Radio station Yola, Adamawa state. The study used frequency and percentage to analyze the demographic characteristic of the respon...

The Potential of Non-Textbook Reading Materials in the Improvement of Reading Skills in Secondary Schools in Jigawa State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT  This academic research was carried out to assess the potential of non- textbook reading materials in the improvement of reading skills among learners in secondary schools in Jigawa state of Nigeria. Specifically, the study investigated the extent of teachers’ using non-textbook reading materials (i.e. Newspapers and Magazines) for improving reading skills in Jigawa State, Nigeria; the role of non-text book reading materials in the improvement of the learners’ reading skills in ...

Dialect Variation and Standardization: A Case Study of Fulfulde in Northern Nigeria

ABSTRACT [he study was concerned with the dialect variation and standardization of Fulfulde in ~4igeria. It was guided by three (3) objectives; to show lexical variation of Fulfulde in ~4igeria, to work out a proposal for standardization and to test the acceptability of the roposal to standardize Fulfulde in Nigeria. The study used cross sectional research design vith a sample size of 105 respondents. It also employed qualitative and quantitative echniques to analyze the collected data by use...

Assessment of Reading and Writing Proficiency in Lusoga Language in Lower Primary Schools in Kamuli District- Uganda

ABSTRACT  The study was based on the key issue of The Assessment of Reading and Writing Proficiency in Lusoga in the lower primary schools of Kamuli district . The study used both the qualitative and quantitative research methods. It employed a case study embodying an experimental design 100 pupils and 12 teachers were sampled and the findings were both qualitatively and quantatively analyzed. It was guided by three (3) objectives; the first objective of the research was to investigate the t...

Background Knowledge and Comprehension of Communally Constructed Texts: A Case Study of Runyankole Songs In Lower Classes Of Primary Schools In Bushenyi District

ABSTRACT The study on background knowledge and comprehension of communally constructed texts. A case study of Runyankole songs in lower classes of primary schools in Bushenyi district was conducted in three government primary schools. The study was guided by the following objectives;To determine the role of background knowledge in understanding of Runyankole songs, to document the different types of Runyankole songs sung by pupils in lower primary schools, to determine the pupils‘ level of ...

Methali Za Wanyankole Na Mafunzo Yake Kwa Vijana Wilayani Mfano; Bushenyi

YALIYOMOTABARUKUSHUKRANIUNGAMOIDHINI.YALIYOMOORODHA YA MAJEDWALI viijIKISIRISURA YA KWANZA 1.0 Utangulizi 11 . 1 Usuli wa n~ada 21 .2 Tatizo I a U o~ 6 ii 31 .3 Malengo ya utaliti 41 .3. 1 Len go In ju iii In 41 .3.2 Malengo mahsusi 4I .4 Maswali yn at afiti 41.5 Upeo wa utafiti 51 .5. 1 Upeo xva kin Cu ncli 51 .5.2 Upco wa kijiografia 51 .5.3 Upco wa kjwakatj 51 .6 UmuhimLi wa utafiti 51 .7 Changamoto za u I afii,i 6VSURA YA TANO 255.0 MUHTASARI NA MAPNNDNIKl~Z() • 255. Utangulizi 255.2 Mu...

Focus Constructions In Okere

ABSTRACT  Focus construction, as a way of presenting new information, is one of the essentials in language. This work is a descriptive study of the phenomenon of focus in Ɔkere, a hill Guan language spoken at Akuapem. Investigating the strategies involved in focus construction in the language, it is observed that Ɔkere marks focus lexically and syntactically. The morpheme ne is used to mark focus. Other morphemes named Weakly Emphatic Morphemes that are used to signal information are also ...

Prefixation in Mada

This paper is a preliminary report on an ongoing research on Màda, a minority indigenous Nigerian language spoken in Nasarawa, Kaduna and Plateau states of Nigeria. This present work undertakes a study of prefixation as an aspect of the morphology of Màda by examining the role of prefixes in the derivation of new words in the language. The motivation for this study stems from the fact that Màda has a reduced morphology with scanty literatures available for data-driven analysis in the langu...

The Nigerian Pidgin: A Tool for Societal Peace

Abstract  Language is an essential tool that fosters peaceful coexistence in any society. The Nigerian Pidgin is one of the unifying tools and a panacea for societal peace in a nation like Nigeria, with diverse languages, ethnic groups and cultures. This multilingual nature of the Nigerian society is a barrier to its societal peace, effective communication, and the implementation of the national language policy. In order to resolve the language problem and ensure societal peace, t...

The Pedagogic Process Of Writing In English As A Second Language (Esl) In Kenyan Secondary Schools

The present study is a descriptive survey of the pedagogic process of ESL writing in selected secondary school classes in Kenya. The study describes the input provided by teachers with regard to writing in the ESL classes, explores the steps in the writing process followed by the learners, uncovers teacher feedback provision practices and finally surveys learners‟ reactions to the writing lessons and to the feedback. The motivation for the study was the continued poor performance in the K.C...

An Investigation Of Language And Cultural Barriers To Effective Communication Of Information On Cancer In Kenya

ABSTRACT This study set out with three objectives. First was to establish whether the information on cancer was physically available to the Kenyan public. Secondly was to ascertain whether the public was able to linguistically access the information availed to them. Thirdly was to identify the kind of language and cultural challenges encountered during face-to-face communication between health practitioners and the public. The research was guided by Bachman and Palmer’s Communicative Langu...

A morphosyntactic analysis of a regional variety of kiswahili spoken in kakamega county: a variationist sociolinguistic approach.

ABSTRACT A MORPHOSYNTACTIC ANALYSIS OF A REGIONAL VARIETY OF KISWAHILI SPOKEN IN KAKAMEGA COUNTY: A VARIATIONIST SOCIOLINGUISTIC APPROACH. By LIKUYANI ERICK MUHATI Kiswahili has historically been used as a lingua franca since pre-colonial times in Kenya. The attainment of independence over fifty one years ago saw the political recognition of Kiswahili as a national language. This has resulted in the progressive enhancement in status of Kiswahili, both as a compulsory examinable subject and l...

Engeri Okusoma Ebyobuwangwa Ku Ddala Lya Sekendule Gye Kusobozesaamu Abayizi Okukuuma Obutonde Bw’ensi

2.5 EBIBUUZO BY’OKUNOONYEREZA .19 3.0 ESSUULA EYOOKUSATU (Oluwenda lw’okunoonyereza) 20 3.1 ENNYANJULA 20 3.2 ENTEGEKA EYAGOBERERWA 20 3.3 EBIBINJA BY’ABANTU 21 3.4 ENNONDA Y’ABEETABA MU KUNOONYEREZA 21 3.5 EKIFO KY’OKUNOONYEREZA 21 3.6 EBYEYAMBISIBWA MU KUNOONYEREZA 22 3.7 OBUTUUKIRIVU N’OBWESIGIKE BWEBINTU EBYAKOZESEBWA 22 3.8 OKWEKENNEENYA EBYAZUULIBWA 23 4.0 ESSUULA EYOOKUNA (Okwanj ula, okuyunguluIa, n’ okutaputa ebizuuliddiva) 24 4.1 ENNYANJULA 24 4.2 EBIBUUZO BY’ENNYANJ...

Mwingilianotanzu Katika Fasihi Simulizi Ya Kiafrika: Mfano Wa Embalu Na Mwaka Kogwa

IKISIRI Utafiti huu unahusu mwingilianotanzu katika utendaji wa mivigha ya embalu na mwaka kogwa. Utafiti ulichochewa na haja ya kupigania nafasi stahili ya lugha na fasihi ya Mwafrika na hali ya tafiti za awali kuchambua tanzu moja moja. Utafiti huu ulilenga kuthibitisha kuwa, mivigha ya embalu na mwaka kogwa hujengwa na kuamilishwa kupitia mwingilianotanzu kwa msaada wa fanani, hadhira, muktadha na vivigha maalum. Mbinu ya Uchunzaji-Mahuluti inayojumuisha kushiriki, kushuhudia na kuhoji ili...


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