Research Papers/Topics in Linguistics

A Pedagogical Analysis Of Teaching English As A Second Language: A Case Study Of Selected Works Of Farooq Kperogi's Page In The Sunday Trust News Paper

ABSTRACT This study aims to present a particular view of second language pedagogy. Teaching English as a second language is a quite complex task for a teacher. Language learning should be more fun and enjoyable for students to learn. Teachers need to have effective teaching strategies in order for students to grasp better in learning English. The objective of this study is to investigate the methods of teaching used by Dr. Farooq Kperogi on how to attract interest in learning English a...

A Comparative Study Of Numeric Systems Of English And Hausa Languages

 Introduction This work is a comparative study of the numeric system of two of the most widely spoken languages not only in Nigeria but Africa and the world as a whole. It is to explain the styles adopted by the speakers of both languages in expressing numeral situations. In the early days of some comparison between languages, some scholars had argued that there was such a strong linguistic affinity between Hausa and English numerals so much that the two languages could have common me...

Semantic Analysis Of Nigerian English Expression

ABSTRACT This study analyses some selected Nigerian English expressions. The expressions context are made up of forty (40) established English expression interpreted based on meaning and level of intelligibility which access whether they are typically Nigerian English expressions or not. In presenting the data, table were used, this enabled the researcher to present the meaning and intelligibility assessment of the selected Nigerian English. There are four tables in all representing ...

Mother Tongue (Hausa) Interference On The Syntax Of Second Language (English) (A Case Study Of Ug Iv Students Of English Language)

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Language is generally used for the purpose of interaction among people in the society. It is also used to differentiate people by sex, age and social status within a particular society. Language serves as a tool for development in every society. It develops nations or societies socially and particularly for the purpose of interaction within and outside a particular society. Through choice of words and forms of speeches, language can be used to differentiate ge...

Power Relations In Courtroom Language (A Case Study Of Sokoto State Magistrate Court)

INTRODUCTION This project is on the power relation in courtroom language. Chapter one covers the general overview of the subject matter. It comprises the background to study, statement of research problems, aim and objective of the study, purpose of the study, significance of the study and scope and limitations.

Literary Stylistic Analysis Of Labo Yari’s A Day Without Cockcrow

ABSTRACT The primary focus and interest of stylistics has been the analysis of style in any instance of language use, it examines both oral discourse and written text in order to ascertain the form and effect of choices and to determine essential linguistic properties, structures and patterns influencing perception of oral and textual discourses. This research work provides a literary stylistic analysis of LaboYari’sA Day Without Cockcrow. As a way in which literary appreciation is b...

Lexico-Semantic Analysis Of Banking Registers A Case Study Of Guaranty Trust Bank, Udus Branch

ABSTRACT This research work is titled “lexico-semantic analysis of Banking registers a case study of Guaranty Trust Bank, UDUS branch”. The analysis of some selected Banking registers and their meaning outside Banking, how language is expanded and changed or modify the existing structure, which reflect with dynamic creative, productive and systematic futures. And also, some key terminologies of Lexico-Semantics. 

Language Variation In Relation To Gender As A Social Factor

ABSTRACTS This research is designed to examine language variation in relation to gender as a social factor, the thrust of this study is a sociolinguistic analysis of gender on language use. The research through its data that encompasses various languages has proved beyond every doubt the existence of gender variation in language use.

Correlation Between English Language And Literature – In – English: A Case Study Of Mell Students, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

ABSTRACT This study examined the Correlation between English – language and literature – English: A case study of MELL, UDUS, Sokoto. The research centers on finding out the reason why most students in tertiary institutions being scared of some aspects of the genres of literature with emphasis majorly on poetry. Research questions were formulated based on the above variables. Two research questionnaires (for students of MELL) which is the case study and B. ed English – language st...

Comparative Study Of English And Hausa Nominal Phrases

Abstract This research studies the occurrence of the constructions and functions of NPs in English and Hausa languages, and finds out the similarities and differences that exist between them. Data are collected from primary and secondary sources, i.e. published Grammar, Linguistics and Comparative Analysis, unpublished lecture note; internet based material as well as personal observation. The data are analyzed through presenting well-formed and ill-formed expressions, which were compa...

Ambiguities In Newspaper Headlines: A Case Study Of Daily Trust And Vanguard Newspapers

ABSTRACT This project analyses semantic ambiguous headlines stating their communicative effectiveness with regards to print media. Using data from Vanguard and Daily Trust newspapers, the study discovered that ambiguities are prevalent in the newspaper headlines as a result of various manipulations on sentences and lexical choice. This leads to the possibility of multiple meanings and interpretation of the headlines.

AN INVESTIGATION ON THE LEVEL OF PHONOLOGICAL INTERFERENCE IN THE SPEECH OF HAUSA-ENGLISH BILINGUAL: A CASE STUDY OF USMANU DANFODIYO UNIVERSITY SOKOTO

ABSTRACTThis study has set to find out "an investigation on the level of phonological interference in the speech of Hausa-English bilingual: A case study of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto". It was to find out the features that distinguish Hausa accent from the Received Pronunciation. The Recorded speech of ten selected native speakers of Hausa was used. Students who were native speakers of Hausa were sampled. Phonological approach was used using snowball samp...

AN INDEPTH STUDY OF LEXICAL BORROWING FROM ENGLISH TO HAUSA

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle Page - - - - - - - - iApproval Page - - - - - - - - iiDedication - - - - - - - - iiiAcknowledgements - - - - - - - ivTable of Contents - - - - - - - viCHAPTER ONE1.0 Introduction - - - - - - - 11.1 background of the study - - - - - - 21.2 Objectives of the Study - - - - - - 31.3 Significance of the Study - - - - - - 31.4 Definition of Terms - - - - - - 41.5 Purpose of the Study - - - - - - 5CHAPTER TWO2.0 Introduction - - - - - - - 62.1 Concepts of Borrowing - - - - - -...

A Feature Driven Analysis of Labialization and Palatalization as Phonological Processes in Hausa

TABLE OF CONTENTTitle page   iApproval page    iiDedication    iiiAcknowledgement    ivTable of Content    vCHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION1.0 Introduction    11.1 Statement of the problem    21.2 purpose of the study    31.3 The significance of the study    31.4 Objectives of the study    41.5 Research Question/Hypothesis    41.6 Scope and limitation    51.7 Definition of terms    5CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW2.0 Introduction    72.1 The Nature of Languag...

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...


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