Research Papers/Topics in Linguistics

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 resol...

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 t...

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 ...

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 subje...

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

2.5 EBIBUUZO BY’OKUNOONYEREZA .193.0 ESSUULA EYOOKUSATU (Oluwenda lw’okunoonyereza) 203.1 ENNYANJULA 203.2 ENTEGEKA EYAGOBERERWA 203.3 EBIBINJA BY’ABANTU 213.4 ENNONDA Y’ABEETABA MU KUNOONYEREZA 213.5 EKIFO KY’OKUNOONYEREZA 213.6 EBYEYAMBISIBWA MU KUNOONYEREZA 223.7 OBUTUUKIRIVU N’OBWESIGIKE BWEBINTU EBYAKOZESEBWA 223.8 OKWEKENNEENYA EBYAZUULIBWA 234.0 ESSUULA EYOOKUNA (Okwanj ula, okuyunguluIa, n’ okutaputaebizuuliddiva) 244.1 ENNYANJULA 244.2 EBIBUUZO BY’ENNYANJULA 244.3 EKI...

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

IKISIRIUtafiti 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 ilit...

Ufasiri Wa Ngano Za Kifantasia Miongoni Mwa Watoto Wa Shule Za Msingi

ABSTRACTThis research examined how standard three primary school pupils interpret fantasy tales as a genre in children’s literature. It’s main objective was to find out children’s interpretation of themes, characters and settings of the four chosen books namely: Kuku na Mwewe (Mpesha 1998), Paka na Panya (Nyakeri, 2006), Safari ya Mbinguni (Waihiga, 2006) na Afanyaye Ubaya Hulipwa (Yahya,2003). The research was guided by two theories whose tenets worked together in achieving the researc...

Athari Ya Utenzi Katika Uandishi Wa Riwaya Teule Ya Kiswahili.

ABSTRACTAn epic is a genre of literature which has contributed in the writing of the Swahili novel. This research seeks to establish how an epic has in influenced the writing of a novel. This research was guided by the following objectives: First, to show that the themes found in an epic are the same ones found in the novel. Secondly, to show how an epic can be used as a style in the writing of a novel. Thirdly, to explain the comparison between the characters of an epic and those ones found ...

Acoustic Features Of The Non-Ethnically Marked Kenyan English In The Speech Of Selected University Lecturers

ABSTRACTThis study is an acoustic analysis of the phonological segments of the non-ethnically marked Kenyan English (KenE). KenE is contextualized within Kachru’s World Englishes (WEs) and its progress towards a ‘standard’ variety of English is accounted for within Schneider’s Dynamic Model for Post- Colonial Englishes (PCEs).The research objectives were: to describe the acoustic characteristics of the non-ethnically marked KenE phonological segments; to identify the phonemes in the n...

Muundo Na Uamilifu Wa Kielezi Katika Kishazi Cha Kiswahili

ABSTRACTThis research endevoured to analyse the structure and functions of the adverb in the Kiswahili clause. An adverb is a word used to modify a verb, an adjective or another adverb. It is an important part of speech because it conveys information about how things happen as well as when, where and to what extent. The adverb is also taught in both primary and secondary schools in Kenya as one of the categories of Kiswahili words. However, studies on analysis of the ...

Image De La Femme Et De La Fille Africaines Dans Le Roman Assèze L’africaine De Calixthe Beyala

ABSTRACTThis study is based on one of the female writers of francophone Africa, Calixthe Beyala. It investigates how she has portrayed the African woman and girl in one of her novels, Assèze l‟Africaine. It studies her role as an African female novelist in the representation of the African woman and girl in literature. In addition, it examines the portrait of the central character Assèze, to identify whether she has been depicted as a traditional or modern African girl.This work was guide...

Usawiriwa Vijanakatika Tamthilia Teuleza Kisw Ahili

IKISIRIUtafiti huu ulidhamiria kuchunguza ~awiri wa vijana katika tamthilia teule za Kiswahili.Mtafiti amechanganua taswira mbali mbali zilizoibuka katika tamthilia hizi teule.Imebainika kuwa, taswira hizi ni kiwakilishi cha njia wanazotumia vijana kujipamamlaka na kuyatumia, pamoja na mamlaka hayo kutumika kwao. Tasnifu hiiimeonyesha kuwa, vijana wana uwezo wa kujipa mamlaka na kuyatumia sawa na wazeekatikajamii. Hata hivyo, njia za kufanya hivyo ni tofauti na zile za wazee!Nadharia ya...

Utayari Wa Wakenya Katika Utekelezaji Wa Sera Ya Lugha Ya Kiswahili Kama Lugha Rasmi Nchini Kenya

 IKISIRIUtafiti huu ulijikita katika kutathmini utayari wa Wakenya katika utekelezaji wasera ya lugha ya Kiswahili kama lugha rasmi nchini Kenya. Utafiti ulilengawakaazi wa mji wa Nairobi hasa katika ofisi za shughuli za kiutawala na vyombovya habari vinavyopatikana humo. Utayari wa utekelezaji wa sera ya lugha yaKiswahili umeathiriwa na mambo mbalimbali. Baadhi ya mambo hayo ni kamavile: hadhi ambayo lugha hii imepewa, manufaa ya lugha hii miongoni mwaathari nyingine. Malengo ya ...

A Linguistic Study Of Kenyan Political Party Names, Symbols, Colours And Slogans

This thesis is a linguistic study of KPP names, KPP symbols, KPP colours and KPP slogans. It establishes that linguistic resources are used by political operators in design of the KPP tools. This is achieved by deliberately manipulating language at the phonological, morphological, lexical, syntactic, semantic, sociolinguistic and textual levels. These linguistic manipulations realise KPP mixed code names, sense relations, associative meanings, political discourses, ab...


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