Research Papers/Topics in English Education

Socio-Economic Factors And Political Factors Affecting Students’ Performance A Case Study Of Some Selected Secondary Schools In Gusau Metropolis

Background of the Study Education provides children with the knowledge and skills necessary to advance themselves and their nation economically. To this effect, there are some socio-economic factors and political factors that often affect the level of performance of children who undergo the educational system more especially in Nigeria setting. However, social is a concept that relate to human society and its mode of organization or rank and status in society, or interacting with oth...

Survey Of Causes Of Student’s Difficulties In Learning English Language Among Senior Secondary School Students In Wamakko L.G.A Of Sokoto State: Implications For Language Educators

Background to the Study This study is designed to look at causes of student’s difficulties in learning English language among senior secondary school students in Wamakko Local Government Area of Sokoto State; Implications for language Educators. The study looks at the difficulties student encounter in the learning of English language and which could be the reason for their lack of proficiency in Oral and written English. Learning is relatively permanent change in behavior as a result ...

ANALYSIS OF CONCORD ERRORS AMONG SDA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF BEKWAI MUNICIPALITY IN ASHANTI REGION, GHANA..

ABSTRACT The poor performance of students of Bekwai SDA Senior High School in English language has been a source of worry to many people because other subjects they study have also been affected too. The most disturbing aspect of the problem is the students‟ inability to use the language to communicate effectively both in speaking and in writing. Their sentences are full of concord errors. This has been attributed to their negative attitudes towards the L2 as most of the students fe...

SOME GRAMMATICAL AND LEXICAL ERRORS IN THE ENGLISH ESSAYS OF STUDENTS OF A.M.E. ZION GIRLS’ SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, WINNEBA..

ABSTRACT This study sought to analyse the grammatical and lexical errors in the essays of 60 purposefully selected Form 2 students of A. M. E. Zion Girls’ Senior High School in Winneba. The study identified grammatical and lexical errors committed in the English essays of the students and categorised the errors with a view to gathering perspectives on how the errors could be minimised. Two English language teachers and five students out of the 60 sampled were interviewed on their per...

NARRATOLOGICAL TIME IN CHINUA ACHEBE’S THINGS FALL APART AND NGUGI WA THIONG’O’S WEEP NOT, CHILD

ABSTRACT The production and proliferation of the novel and its associated innovative modes of narration in the modern corpus of literature require critical appraisal especially with regard to narratological issues. Crucial is the concern for the function of and the indispensable role of narratological time in narratives. This study explores Time with its complexity in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Weep Not, Child. As its theoretical framework, the resea...

Narratological Time in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Ngugi Wa Thiong'O's Weep Not, Child

ABSTRACT The production and proliferation of the novel and its associated innovative modes of narration in the modern corpus of literature require critical appraisal especially with regard to narratological issues. Crucial is the concern for the function of and the indispensable role of narratological time in narratives. This study explores Time with its complexity in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Weep Not, Child. As its theoretical framework, the resea...

AN ANALYSIS OF CONCORD ERRORS AMONG STUDENTS OF KENYASE SDA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN THE KWABRE EAST MUNICIPALITY OF ASHANTI REGION

ABSTRACT English Language is learnt as major subject in the senior high level and as a programme at higher levels in the tertiary institutions. English Language is the official language and therefore the medium of instruction in Ghanaian schools and colleges. Student in all levels of education in Ghana are expected to learn to speak and write English Language fluently and adequately. English Language has a fairly strict word order and the elements that make up a sentence must be in conc...

THE STUDY OF CLAUSE COMPLEXING IN THE EDITORIALS OF DAILY GRAPHIC

ABSTRACT This study is informed by Systemic Functional Grammar Theory to analyse the packing of sentence information in the editorials of the Daily Graphic (DG). It explores the structural types of sentences; compound or complex sentences which are dominant and how they relate in the editorials and the ways in which they are combined and oriented in meaning with a broad outline of a particular framework of systemic functional grammar, clause complexing. Again, the study explored the c...

THE LANGUAGE OF DECEPTION: TRANSITIVITY ANALYSIS OF SCAM EMAIL MESSAGES

ABSTRACT The increasing use of the internet has also increased the chances of receiving scam emails.  Several linguistics approaches have been used by researchers to conduct several studies on deception. Even though these approaches have helped to detect deception, they focus on aspects of the texts as opposed to a holistic analysis of the functional orientation of the texts. This study examines how deception is construed through linguistic choices, by first breaking up email texts into ...

THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON ACADEMIC WRITING: A STUDY OF FORM THREE STUDENTS IN SELECTED SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE AGONA-WEST MUNICIPALITY, CENTRAL REGION, GHANA

ABSTRACT Social media is a fusion of sociology and technology, transferring monologue into dialogue. The internet and its social platforms have been the most influential tools in staying connected with families and friends since their inception. People, especially the youth, are purposely and covertly connected with one another by sharing information among themselves about the latest trends, events and happenings via the social websites. This study explores the e...

INTERRUPTION AND OVERLAP: AN ANALYSIS OF CLASSROOM DISCOURSE

ABSTRACT This study sought to analyse all instances of simultaneous talk in classroom discourse. The study specifically ascertained the kind of interruptions and overlaps that occurred in the classroom discourse, determined the functions of interruptions and overlaps in the classroom discourse and examined the effects of interruptions and overlaps in the classroom discourse. The researcher adopted the qualitative research approach and case study design. The target population of this stud...

A SPEECH ACT ANALYSIS OF SELECTED PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL ADDRESSES IN THE 4TH REPUBLIC OF GHANA

ABSTRACT With the establishment of democratic cultures in Africa, the need for a deeper appreciation and application of the communicative functions (as the fundamental principles of rhetoric) which the linguistic choices of a political speaker are able to generate within a particular social context is not only essential but also critical. This study explores the illocutionary acts performed in Presidential Inaugural Addresses (PIAs) by some Ghanaian presidents of the ...

EPISTEMIC MODALITY IN POLITICAL DISCOURSE – A STUDY OF TWO SELECTED STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESSES BY EX-PRESIDENT JOHN AGYEKUM KUFOUR OF GHANA

ABSTRACT This study investigates the use of epistemic modality in two selected State of the Nation Addresses delivered by Ex-president John Agyekum Kufour of Ghana on 16th February, 2001 and 14th February, 2008respectively. The two texts were purposely selected, closely read and analyzed through mixed method of qualitative and quantitative dimensions. The analysis employs analytical frameworks of Kratzer’s Contextdependency and Lexical Specialization and Halliday and Matthies...

Transitivity in Political Discourse: The 2009 State of the Nation Address in Ghana

ABSTRACT The study examined how language has been used by President John Evans Attah Mills to present the message in his first State-of-the-Nation address. The main focus of the study was the analysis of transitivity in the address and the functions it plays in political discourse. Halliday‘s Systemic Functional Grammar was applied as a theoretical framework and the qualitative research design was used for the content analysis of the text. The study applied the interpretative content analy...

The Use of Cohesive Devices in Political Discourse in The 2016 State of the Nation's Address in Ghana

ABSTRACT The study examined how cohesive devices have been used by President John Mahama to present the message in his State-of-the-Nation Address in 2016. The main focus of the study was the analysis of cohesive devices and their communicative implications in the address. Halliday and Hasan’s cohesion theory (1976) was applied as a theoretical framework to analyse the use of both grammatical and lexical cohesive devices in the address. The study discovered inter alia the use of gramm...


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