Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

Aspects of Èfîk Phonology

The Èfik language is a Lower Cross language spoken in Cross River State of Nigeria. The study examines the segmental, suprasegmental and phonological processes of the Èfîk languge to establish the exact phonemic status of thelanguage with spectographic evidence. Goldsmith's Autosegmental phonology (1976) is adopted as the theoretical frame. A reduced SIL Comparative African Wordlist was used as our Wordlist. The list was administered on informants and their utterances were recorded with a ...

Use of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) in Selected University Libraries in South- South Nigeria

This paper examines the use of OPAC in selected university libraries in south- southNigeria. In actualizing this, four (4) research questions were formulated which are: Howfrequently do the users in university libraries in South-South Nigeria use OPAC? Whatare the purposes of use of OPAC? How frequently do the patrons search for variousinformation resources through the OPAC? What are the challenges faced by library userswith the use of OPAC? The study adopted the descriptive survey design. Th...

Web 2.0 for Reference Services: An Overview

This paper examines what the concept of web 2.0 is all about and itattributes by using an acronym SLATES to explain what web 2.0 entailsand they are as follows: Search: this is the ease of finding informationthrough keyword search which makes the platform valuable Links: guidesto important pieces of information. The best pages are the most frequentlylinked to.Authoring: the ability to create constantly updating content overa platform that is shifted from being the creation of a few to being t...

The Relevance of the Academic library in Actualizing an Accreditation Exercise: A Case Study of Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU) Agbarha-Otor.

This paper examines the process of accreditation exercise in Michael and Cecilia IbruUniversity stating the relevance of academic library in actualizing the accreditation exercise,in compliance to the National Universities Commission’s definition of accreditation. Thefocus was on the library holdings, the strength of the library staff. This study seeks to providean insight into the accreditation exercise at Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, with a viewto sharing experiences of the librar...

Collections and Collection Development Exercise in Libraries: A Perspective in View

This paper examines what collection is all about and the concept collectiondevelopment exercise in libraries stating the methods used in actualizing thecollection development which are community need assessment, selection, andplacing order, receiving/checking. This study also outlines some procedures foracquiring information resources in the collection development department whichare: purchase, exchange, legal deposit, gift/donation, subscription, photocopies,inter-library loan and weeding. I...

AUDIENCE PERCEPTION OF PIDGIN ENGLISH ADVERTISEMENTS IN NIGERIAN BROADCAST MEDIA (A STUDY OF BENIN-CITY)

ABSTRACTIn a world of fierce competition and emergence of internet as a powerful, borderless media, gaining and retaining the attention of consumers and customers and persuading them to buy products and services through the broadcast media is becoming more challenging and important. Although advertising has been proved to be effective in providing market information about products and service, yet its understanding and comprehension to the masses has been questioned consistently. Thus, it is ...

PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND SECURITY OF INFORMATION SOURCES IN POLYTECHNIC LIBRARIES IN NORTH WEST STATES OF NIGERIA

This study investigates the “preservation, conservation and security of information sources in polytechnic libraries in north WEst States of Nigeria. This is with the aim of ascertaining the problems, the extent of book theft and mutilation, methods, effectiveness of methods, constraints and strategies for enhancement. Six objectives and research questions were formulated to guide the study. These research questions are: What are the factors that constitute the problems of preserving...

Policies for Preservation and Security of Information

 Policy has been defined as a course of action adopted or proposed by an organization or any individual to guide certain operations (Akinfolarin, 1992). While security has been defined as a state of being free from threat, danger or destruction, Furthermore, preservation is defined as the act of keeping something or preventing it from being damaged (Akussah, 2006). Vividly we could say that policy for preserving, security of information resources could be defined as; a course of a...

ASSESSMENT OF TV REALITY SHOW ON NIGERIA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS , A COURSE OR CURSE (A STUDY OF BIG BROTHER NAIJA)

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1     Background to the studyStudies have focused on how television programmes that appear to be “real” alters the viewers’ perception of reality (or social reality) (Nwafor, 2015). However, recently a new fad in television has surfaced and it appears to be taking over. Reality television shows are overtaking the networks leaving behind an even bigger effect than that of regular television.Reality TV as a genre of television programming that has grown over the...

THE INFLUENCE OF ADVERTISING ON BUYING BEHAVIOUR

INTRODUCTION Advertising is one of the most powerful socializing forces in our culture.  Analysts have often state that “advertised products sell more than products that are not advertised.  Adverts shape our attitudes and our attitude shape our behaviour. Benson (1999)Most producer believe that advertising as an element of marketing mix is required to achieve marketing objectives and goals Dauda Usman (1986:18). Advertising precisely is one of the communication elements in t...

EFFECT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE CHURCH

EFFECT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE CHURCH ABSTRACT There is no doubt that social media has gained wider acceptability and usability and it is also becoming probably the most important communication tools among people. Church is simply a particular Christian denomination or group of Christian believers. There is perceived effect of social media on the church. Several authors had considered the pro and con of social media on the Church. However it is necessary to view the effect from a ...

Migration and the Politics of Comfort

 Abstract. Migration is one of the concepts in literature that suffers from the notion of homogeneity of motif and consequence. People do not only migrate to better themselves nowadays nor are the problems they encounter limited to the acquisition of documents. Using New Historicism and post coloniality, this paper examines the changes in trends of migration, entry/exit complexities and what it takes to be comfortable in a world replete ...

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE ROLE OF MOBILE PHONES IN INTERACTION AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY ZARIA

                   ABSTRACT This study “An Assessment of the Role of Mobile Phones in Interaction among Undergraduate Students of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria” is to find out the uses of mobile phones, the impact of social media on interaction among undergraduate student of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and to identify the aspect of social media that impact more on the interaction. Cross sectional research design was employed with a sample size of 320 using multi-stage samplin...

Migration and the Politics of Comfort in Priscilia Manjo’s Snare and Noviolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names

Migration and the Politics of Comfort in Priscilia Manjo’s Snare and Noviolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names   Abstract. Migration is one of the concepts in literature that suffers from the notion of homogeneity of motif and consequence. People do not only migrate to better themselves nowadays nor are the problems they encounter limited to the acquisition of documents. Using New Historicism and postcoloniality, this paper examines the chan...

Ethnoarchaeological Study of Pottery Tradition in Usambe, Ikyurav-Ya, Southeastern Tiv Land, Benue State, Nigeria

Abstract   Pottery production has been recognized as one of the ancient Tiv practices that have survived to this day. Therefore, whenever remains of pottery objects are identified at an archaeological site within the Tivland, they usually contain tangible information regarding the group that made and used them. This research is an ethnoarchaeological investigation of pottery tradition in Usambe community. The researcher uses ethnographic information on pottery pr...


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