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  • 151. A LINGUISTIC STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS AND HA...

    » ABSTRACT   Style is one‟s way of doing a thing. It can be of dressing, speaking, acting, teaching and writing which is influenced by a lot of factors or ideologies such as history, religion and culture. However, the style of a writer albeit creative may pose a challenge to readers. This study attempts a linguistic stylistic analysis of Chimamanda Adichie‟s Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Ye...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  1,548 engagements | 

  • 152. A LINGUISTIC-STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF THE LANGUAGE OF HUMUOR IN OPA WILLIAMS’ “...

    » ABSTRACT   One of the most intriguing things about language is its redeployment to accomplish a multiplicity of functions by different people in different places at different times. One of such functions of language is humour making. People often make use of humour in social, political and cultural interactions through the skillful manipulation of diverse structures of language. Underlining the m...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  899 engagements | 

  • 153. A MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF LOAN WORDS AMONG YORUBA SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

    » ABSTRACT   The thesis entitled “A Morphological Analysis of Loan Words among Yoruba Speakers of English in Kaduna Metropolis” is a documentation and analysis of some English, Hausa and Arabic loan words in Yoruba language. The study is propelled by the following observations: that a large part of the vocabulary of the Yoruba Language are loan words from other languages particularly the Englis...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  1,340 engagements | 

  • 154. A PORTRAIT OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN SOME SELECTED WORKS OF ALICE WALKER AND ...

    » ABSTRACT     This work focuses on African American women in the Black family structure as portrayed by Toni Morrison in her novels; Paradise, Sula, The Bluest Eye, and Alice Walker in The Color Purple, Meridian, and In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women. Considering the crucial role of the family unit in the socialising process, attention has been drawn to the effectiveness of Blac...Continue Reading »

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

  • 155. A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF FEATURES OF NIGERIAN ENGLISH IN THE SUBTITLES OF SELECTE...

    » ABSTRACT   Several theories have been developed by linguists all over the world in explaining pragmatics as a sub field of linguistics. What is central in the contributions of the scholars is identification of „invisible‟ meanings from what is said or written by the intended listeners as intentionally meant by speakers/writers of such utterances that have been made or written. In this study, ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  1,139 engagements | 

  • 156. A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN CONTEXT AND ILLOCUTIONARY ACTS ON ...

    »   ABSTRACT   Proverbs play very important functional, communicative and pragmatic roles in Igala language. Their social and contextual importance has been attested to by ethnographers, philosophers, literary and other language experts, as instruments of communication, cultural education and channel of language aesthetics, as a house of wisdom, garnished and sustained among the Igala of Northern ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  866 engagements | 

  • 157. A PRAGMATIC INTERPRETATION OF CHILD LANGUAGE

    » ABSTRACT   This thesis titled “A Pragmatic Interpretation of Child Language: A Case Study of   Telegraphic Speech has been carried out to determine the role of context in understanding language use by children or children‟s speech. Pragmatics is the study of speaker context meaning…. It is a component of linguistic study that goes beyond grammatical competence or well formed sentence to fi...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  818 engagements | 

  • 158. A PRAGMATIC STUDY OF THE INTERFACE BETWEEN INFORMATIVENESS AND CONCISENESS IN TH...

    » ABSTRACT   Language is the chief medium of communication used for all forms of social interaction, the most important of which is passing and receiving information and messages. Advertisement also a form of communication, relies on language to pass its message in order to attract consumers to what it is advertising. This study, which is a pragmatic analysis of the interface between informativenes...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  651 engagements | 

  • 159. A PSYCHOANALYTIC READING OF TONI MORRISON‟S A MERCY AND GLORIA NAYLOR‟S THE ...

    » ABSTRACT   The study of Psychoanalysis over the years has helped to reveal the relation between the mind, language and personality trait which are not easily observable or revealed in our regular acts and use of language. By placing much emphasis on literary elements such as metaphor, metonym or symbols, literary psychoanalysis has contributed to the exploration of repressed thoughts, motives and...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  715 engagements | 

  • 160. A STUDY OF IDEOLOGICAL EMBEDDING IN THE GUARDIAN AND DAILY TRUST EDITORIALS

    » ABSTRACT   This work is a study of ideology and its workings in two Nigerian Newspapers: The Guardian and Daily Trust using Modality as the analytical element. Modality as a property of language use is generally exploited by language users and its role in newspaper editorials is of importance in that editorial writers tend to make use of it to establish either a positive comment or bias in ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  916 engagements | 

  • 161. A STYLISTIC STUDY OF PARALLELISM IN THE PRESIDENTIAL SPEECHES OF PRESIDENTS BARR...

    » CHAPTER ONE   INTRODUCTION   1.1              Background to the Study     The role of language in every society is multifunctional; it serves various purposes ranging from communication to command and persuasion. The language of politics is a persuasive one and hence, politicians are expected to be conversant with this characteristic of language. The elegant use of language to pe...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  758 engagements | 

  • 162. A SYNTACTIC ANALYSIS OF THE USE OF AUXILIARY VERBS IN OFFICE DOCUMENTS

    » ABSTRACT     This study is specifically concerned with the syntactic analysis of the use of auxiliary verbs in office documents by writers of office documentsusing Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) University,Lapai Niger State and the interpersonal meanings, and the various interpretations deduced from the use of the English auxiliary verbs in the office documents using as a case study from selec...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  781 engagements | 

  • 163. A SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH MOOD SYSTEM IN SELECTED DRAMATIC TEXTS

    » ABSTRACT   The research is titled: A Systemic Functional Analysis of English Mood System in Selected Dramatic Texts. The study seeks to investigate the extent to which Shaw‘s and Osofisan‘s choices and the structures of the elements of mood system in their texts, Arms and the Man and Women of Owu affect their abilities to express the interpersonal meanings they set out to convey. The ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  1,364 engagements | 

  • 164. ACHIEVING UNITY AND COHERENCE THROUGH CONTRADICTIONS IN THE NOVELS OF ACHEBE, IY...

    » ABSTRACT   This study attempts an exploration of how unity and coherence through contradictions are achieved in Achebe‟s Things Fall Apart, Iyayi‟s Violence and Habila‟s Measuring Time. It is significant to state that the choice of these texts is informed by the need to comprehend how various generations of Nigerian writers have negotiated the contradictions, tensions, distortions and c...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  777 engagements | 

  • 165. AESTHETICS AND UTILITARIAN VALUES OF SELECTED AFRICAN AMERICAN NEGRO SPIRITUALS ...

    » ABSTRACT     This study examines African American songs as an embodiment of black American identity, experience, socio economic realities, and African Americans‟ perception of the world located as they are within the American society. Although, the subject of African American Music has produced a large and varied literature, the inattention to questions of beauty and functions of the songs see...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  660 engagements | 

  • 166. AESTHETICS OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE IN NIGERIA

    » ABSTRACT     This study examines the aesthetic components in Children‟s literature in Nigeria using the works of Fatima Akilu, Yusuf Adamu, Ayodele Olofintuade, Lola Shoneyin, and A. O Oyekanmi‟. The research aims at showing that Children‟s literature in Nigeria can be viewed from an angle beyond that of morality and psychology. Thus using the qualitative research method of gathering infor...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  761 engagements | 

  • 167. AFRICAN IMAGE IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE: A CASE STUDY OF LANGSTON HUGHES’...

    »   ABSTRACT     This thesis is concerned with the how image of Africa is presented in African American literature using Langston Hughes‟ The Panther and the Lash: Poems of our Time (1964) and   Yusef Komunyakaa‟s Pleasure Dome: New and Collected Poems (2001). The study employs New Historicism as an analytical tool to explore how the African American writers use poetry as a mouthpiece to ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  778 engagements | 

  • 168. AN EXAMINATION OF SENTENCES AND THEIR APPROPRIATENESS IN SELECTED NIGERIAN CHILD...

    » ABSTRACT   This thesis has examined sentences and their appropriateness in selected Nigerian children‟s novels. The novels include An African Night Entertainment by Cyprian Ekwensi, Tales out of School by Nkem Nwankwo, Akpan and the Smugglers by Rosemary Uwemedimo and Adventures of Souza by Kola Onadipe. Using the Traditional Grammar model, sentences from these texts were classified a...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  1,229 engagements | 

  • 169. CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE AND THE DIALOGIC IMAGINATION: A BAKHTINIAN RE-EXAMINATI...

    » Abstract       In the imagination of authorities like Nasidi, no conscious critic could by any means pass up the aesthetic strength of theory in literary and methodical science of interpreting a text, the unsaid of a text, if he intends to make meaning by keeping the relations of signs and codes of such text. This persuasion has led to the Choice of the Bakhtinian theory of the novel to expla...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  795 engagements | 

  • 170. DIALOGUE AS DISCOURSE: AN ANALYSIS OF NTA KADUNA EDITORIAL BOARD’S USE OF LANG...

    » ABSTRACT   This study seeks to examine the spoken language used during NTA Kaduna Newsroom Editorial Board Meetings with the aim of describing the nature of its dialogue, providing an assessment of it, and exposing the peculiarities therein. It brings to the fore features that have otherwise not been observed in newsroom dialogue. The usual assumption by discourse analysts is that language used i...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  659 engagements | 

  • 171. GENDER VIOLENCE IN CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS AND HALF OF A YE...

    » ABSTRACT   Gender based violence is not a new problem in the Nigerian society or other societies of the world. Violence against an individual on the basis of his /her gender is common place and is becoming endemic. Various studies have been carried out on what fosters gender violence and what makes it thrive with a view to putting an end to the problem. This has opened up various arguments as to ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  1,956 engagements | 

  • 172. HISTORICISM AS A LITERARY DISCOURSE: A STUDY OF ISIDORE OKPEWHO’S THE LAST DUT...

    » ABSTRACT   This study deploys Historicism as a literary discourse to the analysis of the selected writings of Isidore Okpewho, Elechi Amadi and Biyi Bandele. The study argues that Historicism emerged in the 19th Century as a method of investigating how texts of all kinds come to terms with their putative contexts. In spite of this, the application of Historicism to the analysis of texts on the i...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  979 engagements | 

  • 173. LITERATURE AND ECOLOGY: A STUDY OF WOLE SOYINKA’S A DANCE OF THE FORESTS AND T...

    » ABSTRACT   The current crisis of ecology and environmental pollution have gripped the attention and aroused the concern of many people alive today. Studies show that our imprudent behaviour towards, and utilisation of, Nature have pushed the world into a crisis that has not only led to the gradual destruction of our ecology and its very capacity to sustain life, but also threatens our survival. T...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  1,096 engagements | 

  • 174. NATURE IN NIGERIAN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: AN APPRAISAL OF SELECTED VERSES

    » ABSTRACT   This study appraises selected Children‟s nature verses drawn across five Children‟s poetry texts. It, among other things, instigates a renewed academic and creative inquiry into the field of Children‟s poetry so as to illuminate its relevance. It makes use of the ecocritical theory as a framework of analysis. In this light, it highlights the need for a reinvigorated zest in the s...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  766 engagements | 

  • 175. SHADES OF MEANING ASSOCIATED WITH PERSONAL NAMES AND NAMING IN IGALA

    » ABSTRACT   The purpose of the research is to examine the shades of meaning that are associated with names and naming in Igala. The study examinened the various circumstances attached to the meaning of names in Igala, and the peculiar features that differentiate the practice from those of other Nigerian languages. The study looked at the practice of naming among the Igala to find out the peculiar ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  992 engagements | 


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