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  • 1. WORD FORMATION PROCESSES IN NIGERIAN SHORT-MESSAGE SERVICE

    »   Abstract One of the features of a living language is that it constantly changes with new words finding their way into the vocabulary of the language. Languages’ vocabularies grow from time to time as a result of new innovations that continuously spring up in different sectors of life and human endeavour; one of which is the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM), in the recent century. ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  2,319 engagements | 

  • 2. THE PROBLEM OF TENSES AMONG NIGERIAN SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH

    »   CHAPTER ONE GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.1              BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Tenses refer to the form of a verb in English Language that clearly indicates time. We use Tenses to show clear time specification. In this sense, it is seen that without verbs, there will not be Tenses as tense in grammar does not only refer to time but also the action of the verb or state of being at a give...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  2,210 engagements | 

  • 3. THE IMPACT OF THE NIGERIA CIVIL WAR IN THE LIVES OF TEENAGERS AND CHILDREN

    »       Introduction                                              War as defined by Webster’s Dictionary “is a state of open and declared, hostile armed conflict between states or nations, or a period of such conflict” This captures a particularly political – rationalistic account of war and warfare, i.e. that war needs to be explicitly declared...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  650 engagements | 

  • 4. THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LINGUISTIC AND GRAMMATICAL THEORIES

    » Abstract This paper attempts to make a discussion of the differences between linguistic and grammatical theories. Although there exist relationships between grammatical theories and linguistic theories in their attitudes towards language, their goals, and their methods, they are both independent of and interacting with each other. 1.0 Introduction At its most fundamental level, a theory is a set o...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  886 engagements | 

  • 5. SYNTACTIC INNOVATION PROCESSES IN NIGERIAN ENGLISH

    »   ABSTRACT This study investigates the syntactic features of Nigerian English which have been created through the following processes – the use of subjectless sentences, reduplication, double subjects, Pidgin influenced structures, discourse particles, verbless sentences, and substitution. It observes that the fact that some features of Nigerian English syntax are shared by other new Englishes ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  771 engagements | 

  • 6. DEICTICS AND STYLISTIC FUNCTION IN J.P CLARK-BEKEDEREMO'S POETRY

    »   1. Introduction There is no doubt that J.P. Clark Bekederemo is one of the leading lights of Nigeria’s first generation of writers. This thesis springs from his historicity, the quantity and quality of his literary procreations and the prodigious critical attention and acclaim these works have attracted across the globe. However, unlike other Nigerian writers such as Soyinka and Osundare, the...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  539 engagements | 

  • 7. SOCIOLINGUISTIC SITUATION OF NIGERIA: THE BILINGUAL CONDITIONS AMONG NIGERIAN SP...

    »   CHAPTER ONE 1.0     INTRODUCTION 1.1     BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Over half the world’s population is bilingual and many people are multilingual. They acquire a number of languages because they need them for different purposes in their everyday interactions. The research had it that most of African nations are multilingual. Nigeria is as well a multilingual nation, with 452 different e...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  875 engagements | 

  • 8. SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES

    » Chapter one: Introduction 1.1     Background of Study Community development policies in Nigeria over the years have shown that our policy makers have either not really understood the problems of community, ray. Community developments are deliberately ignoring the problems of community development in Nigeria. Even the nongovernmental organizations (Ngos) that are community focused have somehow ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  356 engagements | 

  • 9. SMS TEXTING AMONG GSM USERS IN NIGERIA: A MORPHO-SYNTACTIC

    »   Abstract The gradual shift from the offline to online communication such as text messaging has given way to innovative language short forms whose morph syntactic aspects have permeated the linguistic characters of the texters. For about a decade now, there exist a growing body of research on mobile phone text messaging by linguists but only very few have been done in the area of morpho syntax. ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  446 engagements | 

  • 10. PREVALENCE AND CORRELATES OF SEXUAL HARRASSMENT OF FEMALE STUDENTS BY LECTURERS ...

    »   CHAPTER ONE GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.1  Background to the Study The social vices called sexual harassment is not a new topic to the generality of people today especially in the tertiary institutions such as universities, polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education.As observed by Taiwo and Omole (2014:1) ,the fact is that, “in every human society where there is interaction between oppo...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  497 engagements | 

  • 11. PRAGMATIC STUDY OF BOVI AND BASKETMOUTH

    » CHAPTER ONE GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.0 Preamble This study examines the pragmatics of comedy. Adrian Akmajian conceives of pragmatics as a term that “covers the study of language use, and in particular the study of linguistic communication, in relation to language structure and context of utterance.”(361)When Charles Morris proposed his famous trichotomy of syntax, semantics and pragmatics, he d...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  381 engagements | 

  • 12. MUSIC AND REVOLUTION: A STUDY OF FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI

    »   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION What is music? Music a general melody   of sounds that unify the mind and soul,not even language differencescan’t  stop music fromreaching out to her selected audience, even before recorded history, people created music, whether through drumming, singing or chanting. Some of our strongest emotions may be brought on by listening to a piece of music. In this modern a...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  335 engagements | 

  • 13. OIL IN NIGERIAN PROSE FICTION: A STUDY OF HELON HABILA’S OIL ON WATER AND KAIN...

    »   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Since prehistory, literature and the arts have been drawn to portrayals of physical environments and human environment interactions. The modern environmentalist movement as it emerged first in the late nineteenth century and, in its more recent incarnation, in the 1960s, gave rise to a rich array of fictional and nonfictional writings concern...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  522 engagements | 

  • 14. INTERPRETING THEATRE AS A COMMUNICATION MEDIUM

    » Abstract Communication as a social tool includes a wide range of functions such as instruction, persuasion, education, entertainment, development and so on. Over the ages, all the communication mediums have evolved themselves to accommodate the various functions of communication and this is true of the theatre as well. This paper is a humble endeavour towards interpreting the theatre as a communic...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  376 engagements | 

  • 15. A PHONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE SOUND SYSTEM OF JABA LANGUAGE

    »   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study           This study focuses on describing the sound system of Jaba. The research comes under the purview of phonology which is a branch of language study. Language is a major cultural phenomenon in the human society and therefore, an important regulator of individual consciousness and social interaction. It is vital in human existen...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  439 engagements | 

  • 16. THE LINGUISTIC FEATURES OF NIGERIAN ENGLISH AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR 21ST CENT...

    »   Abstract Like its users, one important feature of language is its dynamism. Thus, language adapts to situational constraints as its users vary across regional/geographical, social, educational, occupational, etc. domains. English is such a typical language that, as a result of vast geographical distribution, has often assumed the peculiarities of different societies that use it informing the no...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  879 engagements | 

  • 17. THE EFFECTS OF LANGUAGE DIVERSITY ON NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    »           ABSTRACT This research work focuses on the Effect of Language Diversity on National Development. It adopts descriptive and comparative approaches in analyzing the nature of Language and the policy situation in Nigeria, considering in clear terms the complex ethno linguistics setting. Sequel to the look warm attitudes of both governments over the years, the research therefore evaluat...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  598 engagements | 

  • 18. LANGUAGE AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES AND IMPEDIMENTS IN A MULTILINGUAL ...

    »   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0       BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Human Beings are social animals and language is an instrument of the society which is acculturated into a given society. Through the instrumentality of language, man identifies and make finding about his environment. Thus, language, in the hand of man preserves, conserves, transmits and appropriates functions and does so across spa...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  632 engagements | 

  • 19. GRAPHOLOGICAL FOREGROUNDING IN CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE'S PURPLE HIBISCUS

    » International Journal of Language and Linguistics ISSN 2374 8850 (Print), 2374 8869 (Online) Vol. 1, No. 2; December 2014 9 Graphological Foregrounding in Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus Ebi Yeibo Niger Delta University Faculty of Arts Department of English and Literary Studies Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State Comfort Akerele Stanbic IBTC Bank Victoria Island Lagos Abstract There is a symbi...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  397 engagements | 

  • 20. FICTION, EMOTION AND NARRATION IN SELECTED NOVELS OF CHINUA ACHEBE

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1                                                            INTRODUCTION 1.2             Fiction and Emotion Narration as a concept is the weaving of several strands of events into a story. This means narrative comes out of oral or written account of an event or events such as The Man Died (1972) – the autobiogr...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  418 engagements | 

  • 21. FEMINIST CRITICISMS OF SOME SELECTED FEMINIST WORKS

    » INTRODUCTION There are view shared by all feminists is that women are discriminated against on account of their sex. Feminists stress the relevant of gender segregation in society and it present these segregation as working to the overall advantage of men. Although feminists are united with their shared desire for sexual justice and their concern for women’s welfare, there is a range spectrum of...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  418 engagements | 

  • 22. FEMINISM: AN EXAMINATION OF ZULU SOFOLA'S SWEET TRAP AND OLA ROTIMI'S OUR HAS GO...

    »   CHAPTER ONE 1.0 Introduction Feminism has continued  to dominate  the temporary literary discourse as african societies are becoming increasingly of the urgent necessity t o liberate and fully exploits the potential of women to enhance peaceful co exisence  and socoi economic development .as an introductory chapter  the focus here is to provide the background to the study, outline the probl...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  391 engagements | 

  • 23. DISCOURSE, STYLISTICS AND PRAGMATIC: A STUDY OF CONVERGENCE

    »   Abstract Discourse, stylistics and pragmatics are sub fields of linguistics that have attained independent statuses in the arts. With the seeming differences between these fields, there exist a lot of relationships that connect the three areas of study together. This study is an attempt to examine the similarities in relationships between discourse, pragmatics and stylistics in their interpreta...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  319 engagements | 

  • 24. DISCOURSE AND STYLISTICS: METHODS OF ANALYSIS

    » Abstract In the wake of a revolutionary change of interest from language form to language function, attention of many language scholars have been shifted from the structural pattern of language to the function the language is used to perform in social discourses. The present study is one of such endeavours, and essentially explored the fields of Discourse and Stylistics by pointing out their diffe...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  259 engagements | 

  • 25. DISCOURSE AND COMMUNICATION: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

    »   ABSTRACT                                                                                             Discourse and communication are two interrelated concepts, intricately interwoven and grossly assumed as overtly synonymous. This study therefore, attempts to demystify these concepts and also aim to unea...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  297 engagements | 


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