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  • 1. A FEATURE-DRIVEN ANALYSIS OF LABIALIZATION AND PALATALIZATION AS PHONOLOGICAL PR...

    » CHAPTER ONE     1.0 GENERAL INTRODUCTION     This research work would be carried out in one of the four (4) major areas of linguistics (phonology). Phonology is the systematic study of sounds system of a language. However, the research work does not include all aspects of phonology rather it will be restricted to two important phonological processes in Hausa language: Labialization and Palatal...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  859 engagements | 

  • 2. AN INDEPTH STUDY OF LEXICAL BORROWING FROM ENGLISH TO HAUSA

    » CHAPTER ONE   1.0   Introduction   This project is centered on An In depth Study on Lexical Borrowing from English to Hausa, with the aim to study the English and Hausa lexical loan words. The concept borrowing has been defined and explains by different scholars. It is a universal socio linguistic phenomenon which is as a result of different cultures in contact, as a result of this contact cu...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  522 engagements | 

  • 3. AN INVESTIGATION ON THE LEVEL OF PHONOLOGICAL INTERFERENCE IN THE SPEECH OF HAUS...

    » ABSTRACT     This study has set to find out "an investigation on the level of phonological interference in the speech of Hausa English bilingual: A case study of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto." It was to find out the features that distinguish Hausa accent from the Received Pronunciation. The Recorded speech of ten selected native speakers of Hausa was used. Students who were native speakers...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  437 engagements | 

  • 4. LANGUAGE VARIATION IN RELATION TO GENDER AS A SOCIAL FACTOR

    » ABSTRACTS     This research is designed to examine language variation in relation to gender as a social factor, the thrust of this study is a sociolinguistic analysis of gender on language use. The research through its data that encompasses various languages has proved beyond every doubt the existence of gender variation in language use.   CHAPTER ONE     INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL BACKGROUND ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  628 engagements | 

  • 5. SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF LANGUAGE ADVERTISEMENT IN DAILY TRUST AND VANGUARD NEWSPAPE...

    » ABSTRACT   In to day’s word of mass media advertisement are ever present and influence people to high extent. It can be said that advertising, as a phenomenon has rapidly developed for the past few decades, thus becoming a futile ground for good communication, and the starting point for making sense of what is bees communicated, is that the participants (writer reader, sender receiver, producer...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Assignment |  50 pages |  813 engagements | 

  • 6. SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF NIGERIAN ENGLISH EXPRESSION

    » ABSTRACT     This study analyses some selected Nigerian English expressions. The expressions context are made up of forty (40) established English expression interpreted based on meaning and level of intelligibility which access whether they are typically Nigerian English expressions or not. In presenting the data, table were used, this enabled the researcher to present the meaning and intellig...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  540 engagements | 

  • 7. 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 |  1,043 engagements | 

  • 8. 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 |  872 engagements | 

  • 9. 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 |  751 engagements | 

  • 10. 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 |  530 engagements | 

  • 11. 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 |  1,277 engagements | 

  • 12. 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 |  747 engagements | 

  • 13. 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 |  455 engagements | 

  • 14. 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 |  396 engagements | 

  • 15. 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 |  833 engagements | 

  • 16. 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 |  999 engagements | 

  • 17. 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 |  853 engagements | 

  • 18. 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 |  863 engagements | 

  • 19. 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 |  408 engagements | 

  • 20. 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 |  698 engagements | 

  • 21. 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 |  1,120 engagements | 

  • 22. DIALECTAL VARIATION

    » A CASE STUDY OF IKERE AND IJEBUTABLE OF CONTENTSPagesTitle page iCertification iiDedication iiiAcknowledgements ivTable of contents viAbstract xCHAPTER ONE: BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY1.0Introduction 1.1Origin and Language of the Yoruba people 1.1.1 Ikere Variety and People 1.1.2 Ijebu Variety and People 1.2 Purpose and Significant of Study 1.3Scope of Study 1.4PreviousWorks 1.5Data and Methodology CH...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  1,018 engagements | 

  • 23. 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 |  887 engagements | 

  • 24. 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 |  755 engagements | 

  • 25. 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 |  1,001 engagements | 


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