THE INCONSISTENCIES OF ENGLISH SPELLING AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING

THE INCONSISTENCIES OF ENGLISH SPELLING AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING ABSTRACT This study investigates the difficulties faced by Igbo second language learners of English  spelling. It  propose  solutions to students’ learning problems in order to  improve the teaching and learning of English spelling in second language situation. The study revolves around the history …

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THE ENGLISH IRREGULAR VERBS: IMPLICATIONS FOR SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS

THE ENGLISH IRREGULAR VERBS: IMPLICATIONS FOR SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS ABSTRACT This work highlights the nature of the English irregular verbs by identifying what makes them irregular in nature, how this affects or causes problems to second language learners in Nigeria and proffering solutions on how to alleviate the problems. Both library and field researches are …

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THE COMMUNICATIVE IMPLICATIONS OF NIGERIAN ENGLISH USAGE

THE COMMUNICATIVE IMPLICATIONS OF NIGERIAN ENGLISH USAGE ABSTRACT This study was aimed at investigating the communicative implications of Nigerian English usage.  It explored, extensively, the peculiarities of this variety.  The study employed normative research approach where in addition to the researchers’ participant discussions with various categories of Nigerian users of English, made an extensive impressionistic …

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GRAPHO-SYNTACTIC ERRORS IN THE LANGUAGE OF ADVERTISING IN NIGERIA

GRAPHO-SYNTACTIC ERRORS IN THE LANGUAGE OF ADVERTISING IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study was carried out to investigate grapho-syntactic errors in the language of advertising in Nigeria. The purpose was to find out the nature, types, and causes of these errors of writing, which included spelling, punctuation, agreement, omissions and wrong tense usage that occur in …

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FEATURES OF DISCOURSE IN THE INTERACTION AMONG MARKET WOMEN IN OBA MARKET, BENIN

FEATURES OF DISCOURSE IN THE INTERACTION AMONG MARKET WOMEN IN OBA MARKET, BENIN ABSTRACT This research investigates the features of discourse in the interaction among market women and their customers in Oba Market, Benin in Edo state.  The study is restricted to the. spoken language as used by market women. This was done through the …

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EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT THROUGH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION IN AN ORGANIZATION:  A STUDY OF DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC, OGWASHI-UKU

EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT THROUGH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION IN AN ORGANIZATION:  A STUDY OF DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC, OGWASHI-UKU ABSTRACT It  is observed in many organizations that  there has been  the problem of ineffective language communication.  This has adversely affected the management and subsequent performance level of these organizations. Opinions expressed by several scholars revealed that effective language communication …

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A CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF CONJUGATION OF ENGLISH AND IGBO VERBS

A CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF CONJUGATION OF ENGLISH AND IGBO VERBS Abstract The purpose of this study is to ascertain how verbs are formed in the two Languages. In-contact, namely; English and Languages were extensively compared and contrasted. Verb formation processes create teaching and learning problems for second Language Learners and this may be attributed to …

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Women in Patriarchal System: A Study of Kaine Agary’s Yellow-Yellow, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Trafficked and Nnamdi Okagbue’s Chika’s Shattered Dreams

Women in Patriarchal System: A Study of Kaine Agary’s Yellow-Yellow, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Trafficked and Nnamdi Okagbue’s Chika’s Shattered Dreams Abstract Women’s issues have become a special area of interest to policy makers, researchers, educators and human right activists. This is because women are believed to be marginalized and deprived in many ways. They are inhibited …

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Varieties of English Language in three Selected Nigerian Novels

Varieties of English Language in three Selected Nigerian Novels Abstract This study investigates varieties of English language in Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God, Kaine Agary’s Yellow Yellow and Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus. The study was motivated having studied the controversy of which language is to be used in defining and writing of African/Nigerian novels that …

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THE PORTRAYAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN SELECTED AFRICAN PROSE

THE PORTRAYAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN SELECTED AFRICAN PROSE  ABSTRACT Feminism(s) and masculinity(ies) are central concerns in gender studies, while queer studies, initially marginalised, is currently receiving greater attention in the West. But, in Africa, the queer, especially homosexuality, has received little creative and critical interest. This study would, therefore, fill the gap created by the …

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SEXISM AND POWER DOMINANCE IN FEMI OSOFISAN’S ALTINE’S WRATH AND WOLE SOYINKA’S A PLAY OF GIANTS: A SOCIO-DISCOURSE ANALYTICAL STUDY

SEXISM AND POWER DOMINANCE IN FEMI OSOFISAN’S ALTINE’S WRATH AND WOLE SOYINKA’S A PLAY OF GIANTS: A SOCIO-DISCOURSE ANALYTICAL STUDY ABSTRACT As a social phenomenon, language reflects all aspects of human endeavor. The various reflections have been investigated in different sociolinguistic studies. However, few of such studies have employed the discourse analytical approach to investigate …

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PORTRAYAL OF GENDERED EXPERIENCES IN SELECTED AFRICAN MIGRANT NARRATIVES

PORTRAYAL OF GENDERED EXPERIENCES IN SELECTED AFRICAN MIGRANT NARRATIVES  ABSTRACT Migration over the years has become a recurrent theme in contemporary African literature. Existing studies on migration have focused mainly on the female gender in discourses of migration and gender. Literatures on gender and migration have evaded critical study of the experiences of both males …

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CONFLICTS IN PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP SELECTED AFRICAN TEXT

CONFLICTS IN PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP SELECTED AFRICAN TEXT  ABSTRACT Existing studies in different spheres of human endeavour have focused on the negative and destructive potentials of conflict. The scanty attention by literary scholars on conflict as a constructive force implies a gap in knowledge. This study, therefore, investigated the issue of conflict, its forms, bases, positive …

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CODE-SWITCHING AND CODE-MIXING IN CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS, NKEM NWANKWO’S DANDA AND CYPRIAN EKWENSI’S JAGUA NANA

CODE-SWITCHING AND CODE-MIXING IN CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS, NKEM NWANKWO’S DANDA AND CYPRIAN EKWENSI’S JAGUA NANA ABSTRACT The culture of a people is best expressed and preserved in their literature through language. In the attempts by Nigerian prose writers to adequately cater for the varying local situations in their works, they employ various stylistic and …

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ANALYSIS OF GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN THREE SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS

ANALYSIS OF GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN THREE SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS ABSTRACT The high incidence of grammatical errors in Nigeria print media has become a matter of great concern to the elites, especially the academia because of the great damage it does to the reading public. This research work set out, essentially to identify, describe, analyze and …

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Analysis of Concord and Tense Errors in Written Essays of Students of IMSU Owerri and COOU, Igbariam Campus

Analysis of Concord and Tense Errors in Written Essays of Students of IMSU Owerri and COOU, Igbariam Campus ABSTRACT Errors, to a layman, are considered to be mistakes but to an applied linguist, they are areas of inadequacies on the part of the learner of a second language. This study is an attempt to analyse …

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AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF SOCIO-POLITICAL COLUMNS IN SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS

AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF SOCIO-POLITICAL COLUMNS IN SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS  ABSTRACT The Ethnography of a linguistic text is a sociolinguistic approach to determine the communicative competence of the text. A lot of speech events have been studied using Dell Hymes Act of SPEAKING. However, there is a dearth of such studies on the socio-political columns …

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A Morphological Analysis of the Inaugural Speeches of Governors James Onanefe Ibori, Emmanuel Ewetan Udughan and Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State.

A Morphological Analysis of the Inaugural Speeches of Governors James Onanefe Ibori, Emmanuel Ewetan Udughan and Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State. ABSTRACT Words are building bloc of a language that gives meaning to its users. These words are made up of various constituent parts (morphemes). Each part carries its meaning and this is achieved …

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A SOCIO-PRAGRAMATIC STUDY OF AMA ATTA AIDOO’S CHANGES AND CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

A SOCIO-PRAGRAMATIC STUDY OF AMA ATTA AIDOO’S CHANGES AND CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN ABSTRACT Gender and language differences are integral field of study in sociolinguistics that accounts for the way language is used in the society and the choices people make when speaking. This is usually complemented by pragmatics. A number of …

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A  LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF SELECTED NIGERIAN APPELLATE COURT JUDGEMENTS

A  LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF SELECTED NIGERIAN APPELLATE COURT JUDGEMENTS ABSTRACT Scientific study of language and its implication in analysis of court judgement is yet to be given as much scholarly attention as other legal genres. Most of the work that has been done so far on Appellate Court Judgements (ApCJs) focus more on stylistic analysis …

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THE ROLE OF LITERATURE IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS

THE ROLE OF LITERATURE IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS ABSTRACT This research investigates the role of literatures in the English language teaching and learning using some selected secondary schools. This was carried out to unveil the role of literature in the early stage of learners in learning the English …

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THE TRAGIC AND THE SUPERNATURAL IN ELECHI AMADI’S THE GREAT PONDS AND THE CONCUBINE.

THE TRAGIC AND THE SUPERNATURAL IN ELECHI AMADI’S THE GREAT PONDS AND THE CONCUBINE. ABSTRACT The tragic and the supernatural are key issues in African literature. The sense of the tragic is embedded in the belief that man is not happy by nature. The concept of the supernatural and the tragic have been explored by …

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THE USE OF CREATIVITY AND DEVIATION IN NIGERIAN ENGLISH IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGIBILITY AND ACCEPTABILITY

THE USE OF CREATIVITY AND DEVIATION IN NIGERIAN ENGLISH IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGIBILITY AND ACCEPTABILITY ABSTRACT This study investigates the use of creativity and deviation in Nigerian English, and the implications it has for international intelligibility and acceptability. It examines these deviation and creative forms in sounds, lexemes, syntactic forms, semantic forms used in Nigerian …

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THE USE OF ICT IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ORAL ENGLISH IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NSUKKA EDUCATION ZONE

THE USE OF ICT IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ORAL ENGLISH IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NSUKKA EDUCATION ZONE ABSTRACT This research work set out to examine the use of ICT in the teaching and learning of oral English in secondary schools in Nsukka Education zone. The specific objectives of the study are: to determine …

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VARIATION AS A TOOL OF AESTHETICS IN OKPOSI, OHAFIA, AND AWKA ORAL NARRATIVES

VARIATION AS A TOOL OF AESTHETICS IN OKPOSI, OHAFIA, AND AWKA ORAL NARRATIVES ABSTRACT Oral narrative is one genre of folklore that has constantly generated arguments on the basis of its inconsistencies whenever it is performed by the same performer or different performers at different moments. The causes of oral narrative variation have been attributed …

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STATUS STRUGGLE EVALUATION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND THE INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES IN NIGERIA

STATUS STRUGGLE EVALUATION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND THE INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT The presence and the use of the English language in Nigeria has been seen as a threat to the indigenous languages. The truth lies in the fact that Nigeria has adopted the language of her colonial master and has given it …

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TERROR AND TRAGIC OPTIMISM AS SUSTAINING CONSTRUCTS IN CAMUS’S THE PLAGUE AND SOYINKA’S SEASON OF ANOMY

TERROR AND TRAGIC OPTIMISM AS SUSTAINING CONSTRUCTS IN CAMUS’S THE PLAGUE AND SOYINKA’S SEASON OF ANOMY ABSTRACT Camus’s The Plague has been read variously as an allegory of Nazi terror in France as well as a depiction of Camus’s absurdist philosophy. Many critics of Soyinka’s Season of Anomy strangely also have interpreted the text as …

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THE DISCOURSE OF IMPOSED IDENTITY IN ISIDORE OKPEWHO’S CALL ME BY MY RIGHTFUL NAME AND RICHARD WRIGHT’S NATIVE SON

THE DISCOURSE OF IMPOSED IDENTITY IN ISIDORE OKPEWHO’S CALL ME BY MY RIGHTFUL NAME AND RICHARD WRIGHT’S NATIVE SON ABSTRACT Identity studies in African-American literature, over time, have depicted the interaction between black and white Americans and the connectedness of black Americans to their root. This study has explored the theme of identity as influenced …

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THE FEMALE PROTAGONIST AS NATION-BUILDER IN CHINUA ACHEBE ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH

THE FEMALE PROTAGONIST AS NATION-BUILDER IN CHINUA ACHEBE ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH ABSTRACT Post-independent African nations have always floundered and are still floundering as a result of rudderless leadership – a phenomenon Chinua Achebe is always critical of in his works. The floundering of post-independent African nations is an offshoot of the failure of devoted …

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THE INFLUENCE OF THE SUPERNATURAL IN ELECHI AMADI’S THE CONCUBINE AND THE GREAT PONDS

THE INFLUENCE OF THE SUPERNATURAL IN ELECHI AMADI’S THE CONCUBINE AND THE GREAT PONDS ABSTRACT This dissertation is a study of the influence of the Supernatural in Elechi Amadi’s The Concubine and The Great Ponds- an x-ray of men and women living in a universe teeming with God, gods, goddesses, spirits, deities, the transcendentals and …

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THE MORPHO-SEMANTIC IMPLICATIONS OF ENGLISH LOAN-WORDS FROM AFRICA

THE MORPHO-SEMANTIC IMPLICATIONS OF ENGLISH LOAN-WORDS FROM AFRICA ABSTRACT This research work examines how the English language adopted words of African origin into its vocabulary. It also investigates the morphological and semantic changes that these words go through in order to thrive successfully in the English lexicon. Most speakers of the English language are oblivious …

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THE OTHER MOTHER IN JAMAICA KINCAID’S AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER AND BESSIE HEAD’S MARU.

THE OTHER MOTHER IN JAMAICA KINCAID’S AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER AND BESSIE HEAD’S MARU. ABSTRACT Mothers are women who inhabit or perform the role of bearing some relation to their children, who may or may not be their biological offspring. Those who give birth to children because they produce their ovum for fertilization …

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THE REPRESENTATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN SELECTED AFRICAN FICTION

THE REPRESENTATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN SELECTED AFRICAN FICTION ABSTRACT The concept of disability as an entity worthy of study in African literature is hardly ever considered, yet it an engaging issue. Disability means different things to different people at different times and that is what the research work sought.  The four works under …

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NIGERIANS AND POLITENESS EXPRESSION IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE A STUDY OF THE NON-TEACHING STAFF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

NIGERIANS AND POLITENESS EXPRESSION IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE A STUDY OF THE NON-TEACHING STAFF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA ABSTRACT In Nigeria, the English language is the language of everyday communication, especially in work places. To support this, most employers of labour expect a high level of proficiency in the language skills, from would-be …

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POLITENESS FORMS AND HEDGING STRATEGIES IN ENGLISH AMONG IGBO BILINGUALS.

POLITENESS FORMS AND HEDGING STRATEGIES IN ENGLISH AMONG IGBO BILINGUALS. ABSTRACT The objective of the study was to conduct a linguistic analysis of politeness and hedging strategies in the conversational English of Igbo bilinguals. Through a purposive sampling process, a total of 3000 copies of questionnaire in the form of a Discourse Completion Task – …

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POLITENESS STRATEGIES IN SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPER EDITORIALS

POLITENESS STRATEGIES IN SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPER EDITORIALS ABSTRACT This work examines the politeness features in selected Nigerian newspaper editorials— The Daily Sun, The Nation, and ThisDay newspapers. The study assesses how the various politeness maxims are exploited and violated in the selected editorials. The researcher adopted Geoffrey Leech’s Politeness Principle (1983) model for the study. …

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PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF SELECTED POLITICAL SPEECHES OF NELSON MANDELA

PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF SELECTED POLITICAL SPEECHES OF NELSON MANDELA ABSTRACT This study is a pragmatic analysis of selected political speeches of Nelson Mandela. Using the Speech Acts theory the researcher interprets Nelson Mandela’s utterances, and determines the perlocutionary acts of Mandela’s speeches in order to judge whether his speeches meet the felicity conditions as spelt …

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RASICM IN AMERICA AND APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA A LITERARY DISCOURSE OF RICHARD WRIGHT’S BLACK BOY AND ALEX’ LA GUMA’S A WALK IN THE NIGHT

RASICM IN AMERICA AND APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA A LITERARY DISCOURSE OF RICHARD WRIGHT’S BLACK BOY AND ALEX’ LA GUMA’S A WALK IN THE NIGHT ABSTRACT The subject of racism and apartheid has been a lively topic for critical debate since the turn of the twentieth century, with scholars examining the treatment of various kinds of …

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REPRESENTATION OF ENVIRONMENT IN SELECTED CHINUA ACHEBE’S NOVELS

REPRESENTATION OF ENVIRONMENT IN SELECTED CHINUA ACHEBE’S NOVELS ABSTRACT The environment is not only an essential element of Chinua Achebe’s novels, but also the vital component of the people’s existence in the society. In Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God and Anthills of the Savannah, Chinua Achebe vividly portrays the unique natural environment of the …

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SOCIOLINGUISTIC INVESTIGATION OF THE PROVERBS IN OLA ROTIMI’S THE GODS ARE NOT TO BLAME, KURUNMI AND OVONRAMWEN NOGBAISI

SOCIOLINGUISTIC INVESTIGATION OF THE PROVERBS IN OLA ROTIMI’S THE GODS ARE NOT TO BLAME, KURUNMI AND OVONRAMWEN NOGBAISI ABSTRACT Sociolinguistics is a branch of linguistics that focuses on the study of any or all aspects of the society, including cultural norms, values and beliefs. It investigates the relationship between language and the society for better …

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IDEATIONAL MEANING IN THE CHANGE AGENDA MANIFESTO OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS (APC) OF NIGERIA

IDEATIONAL MEANING IN THE CHANGE AGENDA MANIFESTO OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS (APC) OF NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study is a descriptive analysis of the manifesto of the all progressive congress presidential aspirant Muhammadu Buhari using M.A.K. Halliday’s systemic Functional Grammar as the theoretical model for the analysis and discussion of the speeches selected based on …

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INFLUENCE OF ACHEBE’S STYLE IN THINGS FALL APART ON AKACHI ADIMORA-EZEIGBO’S HOUSE OF SYMBOLS

INFLUENCE OF ACHEBE’S STYLE IN THINGS FALL APART ON AKACHI ADIMORA-EZEIGBO’S HOUSE OF SYMBOLS ABSTRACT This study is a stylistic analysis of two novels: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and House of Symbols by Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo both of which were written in the 20th and the 21st centuries respectively. The stylistic insights that we …

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INFLUENCE OF NATURE AND NURTURE IN BESSIE HEAD’S A WOMAN ALONE AND THE CARDINALS

INFLUENCE OF NATURE AND NURTURE IN BESSIE HEAD’S A WOMAN ALONE AND THE CARDINALS ABSTRACT The influence of nature and nurture is a long-standing concern in developmental psychology as well as in literature. It is like the question of the egg and the hen: which one comes first? This dissertation, in a bid to understand …

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LANGUAGE AND POWER RELATIONS IN SELECTED POLITICAL CRISIS SPEECHES IN NIGERIA, 1984 – 2013

LANGUAGE AND POWER RELATIONS IN SELECTED POLITICAL CRISIS SPEECHES IN NIGERIA, 1984 – 2013 ABSTRACT Language is at the centre of every human activity. Both the social and political actors explore, deploy and manipulate language to create a new atmosphere for the actualization of their goals and aspirations. Political speeches such as the ones produced …

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LINGUISTIC FEATURES OF LEGAL LANGUAGE

LINGUISTIC FEATURES OF LEGAL LANGUAGE ABSTRACT Legal language is a peculiar language used by law professionals designed for the sole objective of achieving justice through its normative and performative functions. In other words, it is used to impose rights and obligations, and equally regulate human behaviour and human relations. The irony is that the language …

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LINGUISTIC STUDY OF SELECTED NIGERIAN CHILDREN’S POETRY IN OSSIE ENEKWE’S GENTLE BIRDS COME TO ME AND IKEOGU OKE’S SONG OF SUCCESS AND OTHER POEMS FOR CHILDREN

LINGUISTIC STUDY OF SELECTED NIGERIAN CHILDREN’S POETRY IN OSSIE ENEKWE’S GENTLE BIRDS COME TO ME AND IKEOGU OKE’S SONG OF SUCCESS AND OTHER POEMS FOR CHILDREN ABSTRACT Poetic language is the language in which the words are artfully selected and combined in their best order in order to convey thoughts meaningfully. Children’s poetic language is …

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LITERATURE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE SKILLS AMONG USERS OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IHIALA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE

LITERATURE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE SKILLS AMONG USERS OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IHIALA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE ABSTRACT The study of a second language aims at a good command of the language for the purpose of communication and does not therefore rule out a reading of …

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MERGER OF THEME AND STYLE IN CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE PURPLE HIBISCUS AND ZAYNAB ALKALI

MERGER OF THEME AND STYLE IN CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE PURPLE HIBISCUS AND ZAYNAB ALKALI ABSTRACT This work is a study of the merger of theme and style in Chimamada Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus and Zaynab Alkali’s The Virtuous Woman. It is an analysis of how special configuration of language has been used in the realisation of a …

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NARRATING RACISM A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF JOSEPH CONRAD’S HEART OF DARKNESS AND CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S AMERICANAH

NARRATING RACISM A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF JOSEPH CONRAD’S HEART OF DARKNESS AND CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S AMERICANAH ABSTRACT Really, racism against the Black man has had a long history, although it ranks unarguably amongst the most unspeakable crimes in human history. The scourge has been deftly engraved on a discriminatory pyramid of ‘humanity’ raised by the West. …

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CAUSES OF THE PROBLEMS OF ENGLISH INFLECTIONAL MORPHEMES ON THE WRITTEN LANGUAGE OF IGBO SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS

CAUSES OF THE PROBLEMS OF ENGLISH INFLECTIONAL MORPHEMES ON THE WRITTEN LANGUAGE OF IGBO SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS ABSTRACT Second language learners of English find it difficult to use the inflectional morphemes properly when writing. The difficulties in using the morphemes arise because of the structural differences between the English language and the mother tongue of …

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CHARACTER FORMATION IN CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS AND KAINE AGARY’S YELLOW-YELLOW

CHARACTER FORMATION IN CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS AND KAINE AGARY’S YELLOW-YELLOW ABSTRACT This work analyses two novels by contemporary Nigerian female writers – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus and Kaine Agary’s Yellow-Yellow as a representative of Bildungsroman which traces the growth and developmental trajectories of the principal characters from childhood to maturation. The study …

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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF RACE AND GENDER IN SELECTED NOVELS OF TONI MORRISON AND ALICE WALKER

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF RACE AND GENDER IN SELECTED NOVELS OF TONI MORRISON AND ALICE WALKER ABSTRACT W.E.B. Du Bois describes the distinctly double nature of African-American experience.  Defining the “peculiar sensation” of “double consciousness” Du Bois gwrites in The Souls of Black Folks that “one ever feels his twoness – an American, a Negro, two …

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CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF SELECTED POLITICAL CAMPAIGN SPEECHES OF GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES IN SOUTH-WESTERN NIGERIA 2007-2014

CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF SELECTED POLITICAL CAMPAIGN SPEECHES OF GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES IN SOUTH-WESTERN NIGERIA 2007-2014 ABSTRACT Previous studies on campaign speeches in Nigeria have tended to be a description and analysis of style, innovative and persuasive strategies of politicians, and manipulation of linguistic structures to champion individual interest in presidential election campaign speeches. There is …

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DYADIC REPRESENTATION OF MYTHIC STRUCTURES IN CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S AMERICANAH

DYADIC REPRESENTATION OF MYTHIC STRUCTURES IN CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S AMERICANAH ABSTRACT This study isolates myth as one of the structural principles of literature. The mythic structures are perceived in dyadic figuration: the quest myth and the myth of the year god. The four characters chosen from Adichie’s Americanah are Ifemelu, Obinze, Aunty Uju and Bartholomew. While …

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ECOCRITICAL ANALYSIS OF TANURE OJAIDE’S THE ACTIVIST AND KAINE AGARY’S YELLOW-YELLOW

ECOCRITICAL ANALYSIS OF TANURE OJAIDE’S THE ACTIVIST AND KAINE AGARY’S YELLOW-YELLOW ABSTRACT Ecocoritical studies intensely show the relationship between man’s environment and literature. In this way, ecocriticism becomes a standpoint that brings environmental discourse to the fore within a literary context; a context that shows the exploitation and decay in man’s environment. Following this assertion, …

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HISTORY IN THE WORKS OF HELON HABILA WAITING FOR AN ANGEL, MEASURING TIME AND OIL ON WATER

HISTORY IN THE WORKS OF HELON HABILA WAITING FOR AN ANGEL, MEASURING TIME AND OIL ON WATER ABSTRACT Human reality has been one of the major concerns of literature. But human reality cannot be fully explored without history. However, history and literature have remained antithetical fields of study since we assume from the conventional notion …

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HOMOSEXUALITY IN JUDE DIBIA’S WALKING WITH SHADOWS AND WOLE SOYINKA’S THE INTERPRETERS

HOMOSEXUALITY IN JUDE DIBIA’S WALKING WITH SHADOWS AND WOLE SOYINKA’S THE INTERPRETERS ABSTRACT The theme of homosexuality though still in its infant stage in African literature is one worthy of serious academic attention and exploration as it has become quite topical in recent times the world over. Over the years, there have been several portrayals …

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AN ERROR ANALYSIS OF THE ENGLISH LEXIS AND STRUCTURE OF STUDENTS’ WAEC COMPOSITION A CASE STUDY OF GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL, KURU, NASARAWA STATE

AN ERROR ANALYSIS OF THE ENGLISH LEXIS AND STRUCTURE OF STUDENTS’ WAEC COMPOSITION A CASE STUDY OF GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL, KURU, NASARAWA STATE ABSTRACT This aim of the work is to demonstrate the error students often commit in their written compositions in the West African Examinations Council examination (WAEC), which by extension, shows their language …

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A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF WOLE SOYINKA’S THE BEATIFICATION OF AREA BOY AND A PLAY OF GIANTS

A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF WOLE SOYINKA’S THE BEATIFICATION OF AREA BOY AND A PLAY OF GIANTS ABSTRACT Wole Soyinka has been rated as a man of commendable style. The parlance, “The man and the style” has become axiomatic in his literary writings. Soyinka has attained full relevance in the philosophy of his art and style. …

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A LINGUISTIC STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF MARKET PLACE LANGUAGE IN ENUGU METROPOLIS

A LINGUISTIC STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF MARKET PLACE LANGUAGE IN ENUGU METROPOLIS ABSTRACT The Primacy of language in human affairs is an incontrovertible fact. Being specific to humans, language serves as vehicle for communication. As man lives in society, language is essentially a social phenomenon by which interaction and cooperation among the members of the society …

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A CONTRASTIVE STUDY OF THE POLITENESS STRATEGIES OF ENGLISH AND IGBO LANGUAGES

A CONTRASTIVE STUDY OF THE POLITENESS STRATEGIES OF ENGLISH AND IGBO LANGUAGES ABSTRACT The focus of this research  is to examine to some extent, the similarities and differences between the politeness strategies of  the Igbo and the English languages. This will help us to recognize the  difficulties a language learner encounters when  learning a second  …

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A CONTRASTIVE STUDY OF DERIVATION OF NOUNS FROM VERBS IN ENGLISH AND IBIBIO LANGUAGES

A CONTRASTIVE STUDY OF DERIVATION OF NOUNS FROM VERBS IN ENGLISH AND IBIBIO LANGUAGES ABSTRACT This research work is a contrastive study of nominal derivation in English and Ibibio languages. Both languages are two distinct languages genetically and typologically, as such they derive nouns from verbs at alternate positions. This remarkable difference explains why the …

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A CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH AND TIV SENTENCE STRUCTURES

A CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH AND TIV SENTENCE STRUCTURES ABSTRACT This research work is on A Contrastive Analysis of English and Tiv Sentence Structures. The study shows that English and Tiv languages are from different linguistic backgrounds and typologically have areas of differences in their sentence structures. These differences are in the internal composition of …

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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE SOCIOLINGUISTICS OF ACHEBE’S THINGS FALL APART AND ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE SOCIOLINGUISTICS OF ACHEBE’S THINGS FALL APART AND ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN ABSTRACT This work has dealt with the comparative study on some aspects of sociolinguistics in the novels: Things Fall Apart and Half of a Yellow Sun by Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Adichie respectively. The two authors applied …

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