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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 […]

LANGUAGE AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES AND IMPEDIMENTS IN A MULTILINGUAL SOCIETY

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 and to be between states to be a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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