Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

Innovation in new English: Nigerian English example

This work aims at the analysis of innovation in new Englishes; using Nigerian English as its focus.Nigerian English according to scholars has its distinctive features,these features are the main focus of this work. 

Nidan - International Journal of Indian Studies July 2019

This Nidān special issue on ‘Christianity in India’ is an extensive enterprise of most recent scholarship pertaining to the topic. Contributions for this special issue, carried out from a historical, literary and anthropological perspective explore pertinent questions about Christian vernacular movements, identity, texts/ literature, music, poetry, institutions, missionaries and cantonments. All this, further contextualized within the local and regional history of colonialism and B...

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...

ASSESSING THE VALUE OF TELEVISION ADVERTISING IN PROMOTING BRAND LOYALTY, USING ETISALAT EASY STARTER CAMPAIGN IN THE BENIN METROPOLIS.

ABSTRACT The major thrust of this work is to assess the value of television advertising in promoting brand loyalty; using Etisalat Easy Starter campaign in the Benin Metropolis. This work is divided into five chapters, using the survey method a quantitative tool of data analysis. This study helps to show the importance of television advertising in ensuring customer’s loyalty. This research work also helps Etisalat company to know if the people of Benin are exposed to their TV com...

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...

AFRICAN WOMEN AS SAVIORS OF THEIR SOCIETIES THROUGH CHANGING SCENES

Throughout the passing of times, women have been major influencers of what happens in their society. Either passively or actively, they make contributions to their surroundings sometimes doing this subtly. Their influences extend towards all aspects of human endeavours. However, for the purpose of this paper, we shall limit ourselves to the contributions of women in the African continent and how successful they have been as saviours of their societies through changing scenes.

EARLY MARRIAGE IS AN ANTIDOTE TO ILLEGAL RELATIONSHIP AMONG YOUTHS

ABSTRACTSThis research work focused on early marriage as an antidote to illegal relationship (premarital sex) among the youth, Ilorin south Local Government Area of Kwara State. Premarial sex is an isssue which most people r1efuse to talk about. It is sadly, still in a Muslim society, premarital sex is no more recognised as a forbidden fruit. Illegal relationship involves the various sexual activities performed by unmarried individuals.Illegal relationship is considered a major sin in Isl...

FOOD CONSUMPTION PATTERN AND MICRO NUTRIENT INTAKE OF MOTHERS IN OJO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE.

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to assess the food consumption pattern and micronutrient intake of mothers in Ojo Local Government Area in Lagos State. One hundred and eighty respondents were selected randomly. Data was collected using food frequency and anthropometric data such as height, weight and body mass index. Other date collected include the socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the respondents. The data were analyzed using descriptive analysis ...

A Philosophical Exposition of the Concept of Reincarnation in Yoruba Metaphysics

Death is a factual reality that every human being must encounter. However one fundamental question runs through the minds of men, “what happens after death?” when we die is that the end of our existence or is there a continuous existence in another form? There have been various stories about events that seem to suggest that even after death though the body decays, the soul of the person leaves on. This immortality of the soul is either explained as in the case of most Africans, thro...

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES: AN EVALUATION OF ONLINE REFERENCE SERVICES IN SELECTED NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

The  study  evaluated  online  reference  services  through  social  networking  sites  in selected  university  libraries  in  Nigeria.  A  survey  approach  was  embarked  upon  to  ascertain patrons’  level  of  awareness,  their  preference,  source  from  which  they  were  inform  of existence  of the  servi...

ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS IN NIGERIA

Knowledge  management  is  a  cross-disciplinary  domain  that  cuts  across  library  and  information science,  management  science,  cognitive  science,  computer  and  information  science.  Its multidisciplinary  attribute  is  what  is  responsible  for  its  different  perceptions  from  different disciplines  as  well &nbs...

EFFECTS OF TONES ON THE SEGMENTAL AND SUPRA-SEGMENTAL FEATURES OF TIV

Tones are a central part of any tone language. The culture of every society or group is imbibed in the language spoken by such a community or group. This research work looks at the influence of tones on the features of Tiv language. The main objective of this research is to look at the effects of tones on the segmental and supra-segmental features of Tivlanguge. The researcher in this work strives to define the concept of tone(s), and reveals the salient features and relatio...

Jesus Through the Lens of Ewe Culture: A Mother-tongue Exegetical Reflection on Hebrews 1:1-4

AbstractThis dissertation is an exegetical reflection and application of Hebrews 1:1-4 from the Ewe Bible in the Ewe context using two main approaches, the Mother Tongue Criticism methodology of biblical studies and the Comparative Approach. Over the years, many African Christian scholars have painstakingly endeavoured to bring the traditional religions of non-Westerners such as in Africa and Asia from the margins to the centre of focus for Christian engagement. The idea is not revolutionary ...

A Critical Exposition of the Doctrine of Natural Goodness of Humans as the Foundation of Rousseau' Politics

The idea that humans are naturally good is an underlying conviction and a compass directing Rousseaus philosophical rumination. Specifically, his position is that men are not naturally egoistic as Hobbes would have us believe but have an inherent quality which disposes them to seek the well-being of others. For him, everything was good as it left the hand of the creator; everything degenerated in the hands of humans. There seems to be an obvious contradiction, how is it that everything which ...

An Empiricist and Idealist Critique of the Idea of Substance

An Empiricist and Idealist Critique of the Idea of Substance Abstract: This paper examines the concept of substance in terms of the traditional view of it as something that exists to support the properties of things or objects generally. Critiques of this view by Berkeley and Hume, as well as their theoretical foundations of empiricism and idealism, will be analysed. In addition to determining what can be concluded from these critiques of the idea of substance, it will be discussed whether Be...


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