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  • 1. AN ANALYSIS OF FLIGHT ANNOUNCERS’ LANGUAGE

    »   ABSTRACT     Flight announcers are pivotal in making sure that no traveller misses or boards the wrong flight when announcements are made in the airport; thus they must exhibit an excellent command of English in order to communicate effectively. Therefore, this research is motivated by the concern of how flight announcers in Nigerian airports pronounce their words during announcements. It is ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  663 engagements | 

  • 2. A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF WOLE SOYINKA’S THE BEATIFICATION OF AREA BOY

    » ABSTRACT   This project is a Critical Discourse Analysis of Wole Soyinka’s The Beatification of Area Boy. Norman Fairclough’s theory has been used in the analysis of the text so as to reveal the hidden meaning behind every social interaction and how they affect power relation in the society. It is aimed at revealing the deep meaning of interactions as they affect our daily lives.The methodol...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  433 engagements | 

  • 3. A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF NEGATION IN THE INAUGURAL SPEECHES OF TWO NIGER...

    » ABSTRACT   This study is a critical discourse analysis of negation in the inaugural speeches of two Nigerian Presidents. The study aims at finding out if negation performs certain statement. The data used for the analysis are from the speeches of the two Presidents, Goodluck Jonathan and Musa Yar’Adua. The speeches were adopted from different websites.  The analysis employed the Critical Disco...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  396 engagements | 

  • 4. A DEPICTION OF THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR IN CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’SHALF OF A Y...

    » ABSTRACT   This research has set out to capture the portrayal of the Nigerian Civil War in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sunby bringing out the episodes and scenes that defined the war. This is evident in the experiences of the characters in the face of war which is captured through their fears, pains and reactions as well as how it shaped their responses and eventual personaliti...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  285 engagements | 

  • 5. THE LEXICO-SEMANTIC FEATURES OF NIGERIAN ENGLISH IN NEWSPAPERS

    » ABSTRACT The study focuses on the Lexico Semantic features of Nigerian English in Daily Times, Punch and Vanguard Newspapers. This is an attempt to investigate the extent to which Nigerian columnists and editorials use the Lexico semantic features of Nigerian English for their reportings. Anchored on the theoretical premise of the contextual theory of meaning, the data for the study was arrived at...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  590 engagements | 

  • 6. MISUSE OF POWER IN CHINUA ACHEBE’S ANTHILL OF THE SAVANNAH AND CHIMAMMANDA ADI...

    » ABSTRACT   Over the ages, some persons or group of persons are known to misuse power to bully their subjects or subordinates. This unwholesome act gives rise to many literary works condemning the act. This work considers the misuse of power as portrayed by the novels Anthills of the Savannah and purple Hibiscus by Chinua Achebe and Chimmamanda Adichie respectively.  Achebe in his novel shows the...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  361 engagements | 

  • 7. A MODERNIST APPRAISAL OF CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS AND CHINUA...

    » ABSTRACT   The modernist era as one of the epochs in literature has been attributed to the West by many people. Also, it is perceived that features of long gone eras cannot be found in works of the 21st century. It is in this light that this research has attempted to situate African writers within the modernist foldto show that modernismis not restricted to the West using two texts: ChimamandaNgo...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  252 engagements | 

  • 8. PLACING CHINUA ACHEBE’S ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH AND FRANZ KAFKA’S THE TRIAL...

    » ABSTRACT   This research investigated and analysed works of two outstanding modernist writers in Africa and Europe. The work was carried out with specific objectives which are; to highlight the basic features of modernism, to discuss the reasons for writers in this vogue deviating from earlier trends and placing emphases on newness. It outlined and analysed these basic features in the texts, An...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  197 engagements | 

  • 9. REALIST APPRAISAL OF CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN AND ELECH...

    » ABSTRACT   Literary creativity usually conforms to the tradition of the era in which it is created. That is why creative styles have changed from the classical, to the Medieval, through to the Elizabethan Age, the Restoration Age, the Augustan Age, and the Victorian Age when Realist literature thrived and so on. The question however is that with the passage of every successive age does it mean su...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  597 engagements | 

  • 10. THE ROLE OF CODE MIXING AND CODE SWITCHING IN DOCTOR-PATIENT COMMUNICATION

    » ABSTRACT This research examined the concept of code switching and code mixing in Doctor Patient communication in Federal Medical Centre, Katsina. The data used for the analysis were obtained from tape recording, questionnaire and personal observation. The analysis employed the descriptive statistical method with Bach and Harnish (1979) Mutual Contextual Believe (MCB) as the theoretical framework o...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  587 engagements | 

  • 11. THE ROLE OF NIGERIA PIDGIN ENGLISH IN HIGHER INSTITUTION

    » ABSTARCT   The study examined the role of Nigerian Pidgin English in higher institutions with particular reference to students of Federal University Dutsinma. The research employed the monogenetic/reflexification theory and the data was gathered through the use of questionnaires and observation techniques. The analysis was based on the nature of the question asked as frequencies were generated an...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  457 engagements | 

  • 12. SOCIOLINGUISTIC INVESTIGATION OF SOME HAUSA PROVERBS

    » ABSTRACT   This research work is on Sociolinguistic Investigation of Some Hausa Proverbs. The Hausa term for proverb is Karin Magana and they are one of the oldest and most important types of myth, which form part and parcel of the Hausa culture. These wise sayings form a very crucial phase of the ways of life of the people who use them. They vary in meaning, depending on the way the speakers a...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  423 engagements | 

  • 13. A STUDY OF THE POLITICAL POETRY OF EX-STUFFY

    » ABSTRACT This research investigates and analyzes the political poetry of Ex Stuffy ( Fater, Kaha aka Awambe a Tiv) whose poetic talent  seems to have eluded the attention of other literary scholars. The work is carried out with specific objectives which are to draw attention to the songs of Ex Stuffy (Awambe a Tiv), to preserve the poet’s work for posterity, to highlight the moral value of the ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  228 engagements | 

  • 14. A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF SELECTED CHRISTOPHER OKIGBO’S SOCIO-POLITICAL POETRY

    » ABSTRACT   Style is the manifestation of one’s personality. Every writer has a natural, linguistic and idiosyncratic way of expressing ideas that leads to the identification of style with man and his thought. The manipulation of words by a writer creates a distinct style through which he/she reaches out to the audience. This research work focused on a stylistic analysis of selected socio politi...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  298 engagements | 

  • 15. IMAGERY IN ETSAKO PROVERBS

    » CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.1PURPOSE OF THE STUDYThe main purpose of this research is to closely and critical examine the use of imagery in Etsako proverbs. The use of imagery in Etsako proverbs is highly functional and therefore highly optionized in the imagery. Etsako proverbs are made solid and concrete through the use of imagery which tends to intensify the application and meaning of the prov...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  711 engagements | 

  • 16. DIALECTAL VARIATION

    » ABSTRACTThis is a work on dialectal variation focusing on a comparative study between Ikere and Ijebu of the Yoruba language, as spoken by the people of Ekiti and Ogun state respectively, with a view to determining the linguistic status of both varieties. It is limited to only these varieties as they are the main focus of the study. The Ibadan word list of 400 basic items was the primary instrumen...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  501 engagements | 

  • 17. ASPECTS OF THE LEXICAL SEMANTICS OF URHOBO

    »  ABSTRACT  This study examined aspects of the lexical semantics of Urhobo, with the aim of identifying some of lexical relations in the language, as well as discussing the forms of lexical negation. The methodology adopted for this study is based on descriptive linguistics which attempts to describe a language in terms of its current form (i.e. synchronically without reference to earlier forms o...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  487 engagements | 

  • 18. THE CHALLENGES OF RADIO NEWS GATHERING AND REPORTING A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF T...

    »    ABSTRACT This research work seeks to find out the challenges faced by two radio news medium, the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Kaduna and Ray Power 100.5 Fm Jos in news gathering and reporting, and to also compare and contrast these challenges faced by the two medium.   In the review of related literature, scholars in the area under review gave different views to news and news...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  483 engagements | 

  • 19. THE KORO-IJA NOUN PHRASE

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION This chapter focuses on the General Background to the study, the historical background, social cultural profile, cultural values, Genetic classification, and Data collection, Analysis of the data and Review of the chosen framework. 1.1     General Background to the Study Nigeria is a multi lingual country blessed with about 512 languages (Gojeh, Jatau and Mammah 1998)....Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  763 engagements | 

  • 20. THE ADIM NOUN PHRASE

    » CHAPTER ONE Introduction 1.0   General Background This research work focuses on the Noun phrase of Kaningkon language. However, this chapter introduces us to the language understudy, Kaningkon language. It also introduces us to the socio cultural profile of the speakers of the language; the culture and beliefs, occupation, mode of greetings, the common foods of the people and the geographical lo...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  543 engagements | 

  • 21. THE ASPECTS OF GUNGANCHI NOUN PHRASE

    » CHAPTER ONE Gunganchi Language and its Speakers 1.0     General Introduction In this chapter, we shall investigate the Gunganchi language and its speakers, historical background of Gunganchi speakers sociocultural profile of the people, scope and organization of the language, theoretical framework, data collection method and analysis, as well as the review of the chosen theoretical framework. ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  557 engagements | 

  • 22. THE ADIM VERB PHRASE

    » CHAPTER ONE GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.0       Introduction This research work is aimed at studying the verb phrase of Adim language. Adim language is spoken by the Adim people in Northern Cross River state, Akamkpa Local Government Area. This research will take a look at the structure of the verb phrase and the transformational processes embedded in Adim language. This chapter intends to examin...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  484 engagements | 

  • 23. QUESTION FORMATION IN YUKUBEN LANGUAGE

    » CHAPTER ONE YUKUBEN LANGUAGE AND ITS SPEAKERS 1.0     General Introduction The main objective of this research is to study Question Formation i.e how questions are formed in Yukuben language. Question formation is one of the syntactic processes and it can be grouped under the linguistics level of syntax. This chapter will discuss the Historical Background, Socio Cultural Profile, and Genetic C...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  495 engagements | 

  • 24. QUESTION FORMATION IN MIJILI

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0    General Background This project work focuses on the aspects of question formation in Mijili (Koro) spoken in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The Mijili (Koro) people settled down in some parts of the country. Such places include Abuja, Zuba, Kaffin Koro, Kagharko and Panda. Some members even moved to Bauchi where they established themselves around Mi...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  448 engagements | 

  • 25. QUESTION FORMATION IN MERNYANG

    » CHAPTER ONE GENERAL BACKGROUND Linguistics over the years has been defined as the scientific study of language.  However, studying language scientifically entails the study of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics of a language so as to get empirical and sufficient facts/data, carry them out, experiment and process them, then formalize a rule to form linguistically significant ge...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  405 engagements | 


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