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  • 1. 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 |  5,679 engagements | 

  • 2. 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 |  4,432 engagements | 

  • 3. 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 |  4,210 engagements | 

  • 4. 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 |  3,786 engagements | 

  • 5. 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 |  4,212 engagements | 

  • 6. 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 |  4,433 engagements | 

  • 7. 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 |  3,823 engagements | 

  • 8. 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 |  4,805 engagements | 

  • 9. 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 |  5,124 engagements | 

  • 10. 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 |  4,225 engagements | 

  • 11. 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 |  3,992 engagements | 

  • 12. 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 |  4,453 engagements | 

  • 13. 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 |  3,884 engagements | 

  • 14. 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 |  3,880 engagements | 

  • 15. 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 |  8,074 engagements | 

  • 16. 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 |  4,696 engagements | 

  • 17. 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 |  5,292 engagements | 

  • 18. 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 |  4,111 engagements | 

  • 19. 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 |  4,498 engagements | 

  • 20. THE AESTHETICS OF ADO-EKITI PRAISE POETRY

    » ABSTRACT   Until now, the oral art of Ado Ekiti people in Ekiti State has not received considerable academic attention. The present research work is borne of the strong need to explore a specific art form the traditional praise poetry among Ado Ekiti people. The work focuses on the richness and fascinating relations between aesthetic form and content in the traditional praise poetry of Ado Ekiti ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  4,891 engagements | 

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    » ABSTRACT This study applies socialist realism as an analytical tool to analyse the deployment of ideology in Ibrahim Tahir‟s The Last Imam and Abubakar Gimba‟s Sacred Apples. The study argues that the religion and cultures of the people presented in the novel provide the aesthetic framework on which the ideological paradigm of the novels are based. In the light of this, the study discusses ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  5,077 engagements | 

  • 22. TRADITIONAL AESTHETICS TRANSFER AND THE AFRICAN NOVELISTS

    » ABSTRACT African novelists draw their raw materials from different sources, some draw their raw materials from the folktales being told at night, some writes about the village life before the Colonial masters while some transfer the beauty in African tradition into their works. Laye’s The African Child and Achebe’s Things fall Apart are embodiment of African tradition as observed by other crit...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  4,008 engagements | 

  • 23. POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND PSYCHOSOCIAL DISORDER, USING THE ACTIVIST BY TANURE OJA...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0     INTRODUCTION            Nigeria’s political problems sprang from the carefree manner in which the British took over, administered, and abandoned the government and people of Nigeria. British administrators did not make an effort to weld the country together and unite the heterogeneous groups of people. Though, many things we have today is due to their enlighte...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  0 engagements | 

  • 24. THE EFFECTS OF NIGERIAN PIDGIN ENGLISH ON STUDENTS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTION

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0     Introduction: One of the most important differences between man and animal is man’s ability to speak and make others understand him. Language is only possible because within each society, people agree to understand a particular pattern of sound in a particular way. For instance, all English speaking countries understand the meaning of the word ‘water’. According to A...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  4,102 engagements | 

  • 25. THE LANGUAGE OF CHRISTIAN RELIGION: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURC...

    » ABSTRACT   This study is an examination of the language of Christian religion with particular reference to the Roman Catholic Church and Pentecostal denominations. Chapter one embodies the introduction to the study, the objective of the work, its scope and delimitation, a brief origin of Christian religion, and that of the two denominations. Chapter two is a brief review of the related literature...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  0 engagements | 


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