WH-QUESTION IN KỌRING (THE MOVEMENT OF THE WH-ELEMENT IN QUESTION FORMATION IN KỌRING)

WH-QUESTION IN KỌRING (THE MOVEMENT OF THE WH-ELEMENT IN QUESTION FORMATION IN KỌRING) ABSTRACT Wh-movement is a transformational process which causes the displacement of a wh-element from its base generated position to string initial position. This movement process is used to structurally change a wh-question. This study investigated the movement of wh-elements in question formation …

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TRANSLATION: A PANACEA FOR BRIDGING COMMUNICATION GAP IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM

TRANSLATION: A PANACEA FOR BRIDGING COMMUNICATION GAP IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM ABSTRACT Translation as a vehicle for effective communication has contributed in so many ways in education, information dissemination, cultural transfer, etcetera. However, in the rural area where majority are not literate in the use of English language, translation seems not to have been effectively …

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TENSE AND ASPECT IN OGBUNIKE IGBO

TENSE AND ASPECT IN OGBUNIKE IGBO ABSTRACT Igbo language is made up of so many dialects that comprise the Igbo speaking areas of the country and is marked by certain tense and aspect just as in every other language of the world, which are used to indicate the time of events/ actions as well as …

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AN IGBO TRANSLATION OF EZE GOES TO SCHOOL BY ONUORA NZEKWU AND MICHAEL CROWDER: PROBLEMS AND PRINCIPLES

AN IGBO TRANSLATION OF EZE GOES TO SCHOOL BY ONUORA NZEKWU AND MICHAEL CROWDER: PROBLEMS AND PRINCIPLES  ABSTRACT Translation of prose falls under “literary translation” that involves these other genres: poetry and drama. In literary translation enough works have not actually been done in prose, drama and poetry. In translating these genres, a lot of …

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AN ERROR ANALYSIS OF WRITTEN YORUBA COMPOSITION OF IGBO STUDENTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

AN ERROR ANALYSIS OF WRITTEN YORUBA COMPOSITION OF IGBO STUDENTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS ABSTRACT The study was carried out to determine the major areas of difficulty experienced by the students, and it is hoped that some of the findings may help to overcome the anxieties experienced by students and teachers alike. One thousand two hundred …

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A TRANSLATION OF WOMEN OF OWU (BY FEMI OSOFISAN) FROM ENGLISH TO IGBO: PROBLEMS AND PRINCIPLES

A TRANSLATION OF WOMEN OF OWU (BY FEMI OSOFISAN) FROM ENGLISH TO IGBO: PROBLEMS AND PRINCIPLES ABSTRACT Literary translation, which is our major focus, implies the translation of all genres of literature which include prose, drama and poetry. Literary translation has to do with translating texts written in a literary language which are highly connotative …

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A STUDY OF LANGUAGE OF ADVERTISEMENT

A STUDY OF LANGUAGE OF ADVERTISEMENT ABSTRACT Advertising is one of the means through which marketers or manufacturers convince buyers to patronize their products. It involves the dissemination of information about products, services, ideas e.g from advertisers to the public in a short time and space. There are different kinds of advertising but this research …

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SOCIOLINGUISTIC PROFILING OF THE USE OF ABUSIVE LANGUAGE IN NIGERIA A PRINT MEDIA PERSPECTIVE

SOCIOLINGUISTIC PROFILING OF THE USE OF ABUSIVE LANGUAGE IN NIGERIA A PRINT MEDIA PERSPECTIVE ABSTRACT This study investigates the sociolinguistic profiling of the use of abusive language in Nigeria. Its primary focus is on the print media perspective.  The main objective for embarking on this study is to explore the level of prominence in the …

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STRATEGIES OF IGBO ADDRESS SYSTEM A SOCIOLINGUISTIC INVESTIGATION OF GREETINGS AND RHETORIC

STRATEGIES OF IGBO ADDRESS SYSTEM A SOCIOLINGUISTIC INVESTIGATION OF GREETINGS AND RHETORIC ABSTRACT The main thrust of this thesis is to account for the strategies of Igbo address system with reference to greetings and rhetoric through a sociolinguistic study. Native speakers who were selected through cluster random sampling from seven Igbo speaking areas (………………………) were …

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HIATUS RESOLUTION STRATEGIES IN IGBO

HIATUS RESOLUTION STRATEGIES IN IGBO ABSTRACT A study of hiatus as concept shows that many languages of the world disprefer hiatus while some completely avoid it. Some device strategies for resolving it is cited. Hiatus is a phonological phenomenon where two different vowels occur in a juxtaposition without an intervening consonant has different repair strategies …

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HIATUS RESOLUTION STRATEGIES IN TIV

HIATUS RESOLUTION STRATEGIES IN TIV ABSTRACT A study of hiatus as a concept shows that many languages of the world disprefer hiatus. While some completely avoid it, some devise strategies for resolving it where it is cited. Hiatus which is a phonological phenomenon whereby two different vowels occur in a juxtaposition withouty an intervening consonant …

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HISTORICOLINGUISTIC STUDY OF CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE IN THE TIVOID LANGUAGES PHYLUM

HISTORICOLINGUISTIC STUDY OF CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE IN THE TIVOID LANGUAGES PHYLUM ABSTRACT This study examined convergence and divergence among the Tivoid languages phylum from the historicolinguistic perspective. The study was based on four selected Tivoid languages, namely: Tiv and Utank in Nigeria, Oliti and Ugare in Cameroun. The purpose was to ascertain the linguistic connection …

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LANGUAGE CONTACT AND INFLUENCE IMPLICATIONS FOR IGALABASSA-NGE CONTACT IN DEKINA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, KOGI STATE.

LANGUAGE CONTACT AND INFLUENCE IMPLICATIONS FOR IGALABASSA-NGE CONTACT IN DEKINA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, KOGI STATE. ABSTRACT This study investigates language contact and influence, its implications for Igala and Bassa-Nge contact in Dekina Local Government Area, Kogi State. The study specifically deals with the linguistic, socio-cultural and economic factors that influence that language contact between Igala …

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LANGUAGE USE AND MODES OF COMMUNICATION IN NSUKKA URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

LANGUAGE USE AND MODES OF COMMUNICATION IN NSUKKA URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ABSTRACT This study investigates language use and modes of communication in Nsukka Urban development projects, Enugu State. The study deals specifically with type of development agents and the impact of identified modes of communication in developing the area. The study used 102 respondents, comprising …

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LANGUAGE USE IN DIPLOMACY A SOCIOLINGUISTIC APPRAISAL OF NIGERIA – SOUTH AFRICA DIPLOMACY

LANGUAGE USE IN DIPLOMACY A SOCIOLINGUISTIC APPRAISAL OF NIGERIA – SOUTH AFRICA DIPLOMACY ABSTRACT This research work appraises the nature of language use in diplomacy especially as it concerns the Nigeria foreign policy as evident in the Nigeria- South Africa diplomatic relations. It traverses into the intricacies of language and diplomacy, highlighting the chain relation …

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MICROPARAMETRIC SYNTAX OF INTERROGATIVES IN NORTH EASTERN GROUP OF IGBO DIALECTS

MICROPARAMETRIC SYNTAX OF INTERROGATIVES IN NORTH EASTERN GROUP OF IGBO DIALECTS ABSTRACT This work examines the syntax of interrogatives in North Eastern Group of Igbo Dialects (NEGD) and Standard Igbo (SI). The main aim is to comparatively characterise the systems of interrogatives in the selected varieties of NEGD, namely Izhi, Ezaa, Mgbo, Ehugbo, Uburu and …

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ASPECTS OF OLUKUMI PHONOLOGY

ASPECTS OF OLUKUMI PHONOLOGY ABSTRACT Olukumi is a Yoruboid language spoken by the Ukwunzu and Ugbodu people of Delta state, Nigeria. Hitherto the study, Arokoyo (2012) superficially described the sound system of the language in comparative study of four Yoruba group of languages. Her analysis however did not account for certain vital aspects of the …

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ASSESSMENT OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION OF CHILDREN IN MOTHERLESS BABIES HOMES IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

ASSESSMENT OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION OF CHILDREN IN MOTHERLESS BABIES HOMES IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT Motherless babies homes are places where children at different stages of language acquisition/development are taken care of. This research, aims at x-raying the linguistic development of these deprived children. The study explored the linguistic development of children in motherless baby …

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CODES OF COMMUNICATION A SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDY OF ÁZụ́ọ́FU IN NOMEH COMMUNITY

CODES OF COMMUNICATION A SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDY OF ÁZụ́ọ́FU IN NOMEH COMMUNITY ABSTRACT This research work analyses codes of communication, with focus on Ázụ́ọ́fū as a verbal code of communication in Nomeh speech community. The work looks at codes, media of communication in Nomeh speech community, how Ázụ́ọ́fū is learnt, rules of interaction and interpretation of …

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CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH AND IJỌ SEGMENTALS AND SUPRASEGMENTALS

CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH AND IJỌ SEGMENTALS AND SUPRASEGMENTALS ABSTRACT The aim of this study is to examine the differences and similarities between English and Ijọ segmental phonemes and suprasegmental feature. The study uses contrastive analysis (CA) as its theoretical framework. CA is a good tool to find out difficulties which second language learners may …

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DEATH AND FUNERAL RITES IN OVOKO AKPURUOKWE IGBO IN IGBO-EZE SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE.

DEATH AND FUNERAL RITES IN OVOKO AKPURUOKWE IGBO IN IGBO-EZE SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE. ABSTRACT Man’s greatest consolation about the inevitability of death is on the after-life. Blackmore (1986:13) maintains that to “die is to live”. She contends that death is like shutting off the television signal working with the television that …

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ETHNOPOETIC STUDY OF IGBO ORAL FUNERAL POETRY IN ELUGWU EZIKE, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

ETHNOPOETIC STUDY OF IGBO ORAL FUNERAL POETRY IN ELUGWU EZIKE, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study is an ethnopoetic analysis of Igbo oral funeral poetry with particular reference to Elugwu Ezike. The principal objective of the study is to analyze oral funeral poetry performance of the Elugwu Ezike people with emphasis on the form and …

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GENDER AND POWER IN UBESIE’S NOVELS A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

GENDER AND POWER IN UBESIE’S NOVELS A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS ABSTRACT Gender studies is pervasive as it permeates all human endeavour. It is applicable to diverse areas of study such as literature, sociology, education and philosophy. This study, therefore, investigates the novels of Tony Ubesie with a view to giving insight on the representation of …

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A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN’S SPEECHES DURING NIGERIA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN’S SPEECHES DURING NIGERIA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS ABSTRACT This research is on discourse analysis of the Independence Day speeches of President Goodluck Jonathan during the celebration of Nigeria’s Independence in 2012, 2013 and 2014. It studies the structure of these speeches, the ideologies of the President reflected through them, …

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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CLEFT FORMATION IN THE SYNTAX OF NSUKKA AND STANDARD IGBO

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CLEFT FORMATION IN THE SYNTAX OF NSUKKA AND STANDARD IGBO ABSTRACT This research work is a linguistic endeavour aimed at exploring the grammatical components and structures of cleft sentences of the standard Igbo language in general on the one hand. On the other hand and forming the specific objective, is relating …

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