TELEPHONE HOTLINE: +234 90 25 557 297, +234 80 64 182 657, EMAIL: Info@eliteproject.com.ng

THE USE OF IGBO LANGUAGE IN ADVERTISING PRODUCTS IN EASTERN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF ABAKALIKI METROPOLIS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Advertising is drawing attention to goods and services for the purpose of attracting patronage. The basic aim of the advertiser according to Ebeze (2003) is to sell. Its effectiveness is therefore measured in terms of the volumes of sales it is able to attract or record. To […]

THE EFFECT OF PIDGIN ENGLISH IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY: A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY OF UYO

CHAPTER 1 1.1 Introduction Nigeria is certainly one of the linguistically diverse nations with a projected 516 languages (Gordon, 2005), each one has an important function and a significant role in the society wherever it is in use. It is exciting to know that Pidgin separately exists from several local languages which constitute the mother […]

RACISM & AESTHETICS IN ALEX LA GUMA’S A WALK IN THE NIGHT AND PETER ABRAHAMS’S MINE BOY

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of Study The dominant literature in Africa had been oral literature; oral literature has been existing since a long time. There was a long delay in the emergence of written literature because of the wide-spread illiteracy in Africa. The blacks have suffered injustice from the white race right from the […]

PERSPECTIVES IN COLONIALISM (IN TRIALS OF DEDAN KIMATHI BY NGUGO WA THIONGO AND SIZWE BANSI IS DEAD BY ATHOL FUGARD)

ABSTRACT Ngugi Wa Thiongo and Micere Mugo’s The Trial of Dedan Kimathi and Athol Fugard’s Sizwe Bansi id Dead treat colonialism, the building and maintaining of colonies in one territory by people from another territory. Colonialism is the child of capitalism and what capitalism seeks out to do is to maximize profit at the expense […]

APOLLONIAN/DIONYSIAN PREDICAMENT IN ALBERT CAMUS’ THE STRANGER

CHAPTER ONE Introduction 1.1 Background of the Study Each new narrative work arrives not unannounced, but comes laden with echoes from the literary tradition. For already occupying deserved spaces in the estate of world literature are narrative texts which, in broad terms, are either tragic or comic. Although fictional, the novel—a subtype of narrative—comprises a […]

A CONTRASTIVE STUDY OF DERIVATION OF NOUNS FROM VERBS IN ENGLISH AND IBIBIO LANGUAGES

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Languages have ways of forming new words. Word formation is a significant area of linguistic studies. Prasad identifies nine processes of word formation in English which include: compounding, duplication, derivation, back formation, conversion, clipping, acronym, blending and multiple formations (64). The concern of this work is on […]

ANALYSIS OF THE PROBLEMS IN SPEAKING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE BY THE STUDENTS

.1 Introduction The word language “seems to have been derived from the Latin words, “Lingua,” which implies “tongue “. The French term,” language” also refers to a specific from of speech .Hence, in the whole process of language teaching, spoken language occupies an important place. Ballard says,” talking comes before writing, oral composition before written […]

THE EFFECT OF LANGUAGE DIVERSITY ON NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ABSTRACT In the Nigerian state lies the problem of unity ever since its existence. Overtime, several linguists have tried to look at the diverse ethnolinguistic groups and a way out of Nigeria‟s persistent ethnic problems. Presently, Nigeria has about three hundred and fifty (350) ethnic groups alongside five hundred and twenty two (522) languages. The […]

AN ANALYSIS OF VERBS AND ADVERBIAL PHRASES: USES AND PROBLEMS IN CONTEXUAL GRAMMAR

ABSTRACT This research is focused on verb and adverbial phrases, their uses and problems in contextual grammar. Data was gotten from answers of students who were the respondents to the questionnaire used. The verb is the basic word in a sentence. It is the key word that gives meaning to a concept. This definition takes […]

A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF THE LANGUAGE OF SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS

ABSTRACT Advertising is a distinct form of communication and the language used for communicating adverts is distinctive and alluring. Advertising as a form of communication requires a lot of imagination, creativity and logical thinking for it to be effective and successful. The aim of this study is to analyse how GSM network providers employ stylistic […]

A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF REPORTS CASES OF CRIME (1995 – 2004)

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION A man’s life is obviously his most cherished property and the most basic of all fundamental human rights. Nobody has the right to ham or even take away another person’s life except as a last resort another in self-defense. A renowned English advocationist, Henry Thomas Buckee (1893) once said that the society […]

A LINGUISTIC STUDY OF IDIOMS AND PROVERBS IN SELECTED LITERARY WORKS OF ALIYU KAMAL

ABSTRACT Every language often reveals what the people who use it see, feel and think; what they can talk about, and how they organize the world around them. Idioms and Proverbs are linguistic elements that address the heart of a discourse in any given context-truthfully and objectively. In Africa, and especially in Nigerian cultures, Idioms […]

A CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF CONJUGATION OF ENGLISH AND IGBO VERBS

Abstract  The purpose of this study is to ascertain how verbs are formed in the two Languages. In-contact, namely; English and Languages were extensively compared and contrasted. Verb formation processes create teaching and learning problems for second Language Learners and this may be attributed to various factors. According to Anyadiegwu “a language learner may have […]

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ABSTRACT This study examined students’ academic performance in English language in public and private secondary schools in Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State. In this study, relevant and related literatures were reviewed by the researcher. The descriptive research survey design was used in the assessment of the opinions of the respondents collected through the […]

THE PORTRAYAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN SELECTED AFRICAN PROSE

ABSTRACT Feminism(s) and masculinity(ies) are central concerns in gender studies, while queer studies, initially marginalised, is currently receiving greater attention in the West. But, in Africa, the queer, especially homosexuality, has received little creative and critical interest. This study would, therefore, fill the gap created by the dearth of literature on the subject. Homosexuality, the […]

SEXISM AND POWER DOMINANCE IN FEMI OSOFISAN’S ALTINE’S WRATH AND WOLE SOYINKA’S A PLAY OF GIANTS A SOCIO-DISCOURSE ANALYTICAL STUDY

ABSTRACT As a social phenomenon, language reflects all aspects of human endeavor. The various reflections have been investigated in different sociolinguistic studies. However, few of such studies have employed the discourse analytical approach to investigate literary texts. Therefore, this study investigated the effects of sexism and power dominance on selected drama texts through a linguistic […]

PORTRAYAL OF GENDERED EXPERIENCES IN SELECTED AFRICAN MIGRANT NARRATIVES

PORTRAYAL OF GENDERED EXPERIENCES IN SELECTED AFRICAN MIGRANT NARRATIVES ABSTRACT Migration over the years has become a recurrent theme in contemporary African literature. Existing studies on migration have focused mainly on the female gender in discourses of migration and gender. Literatures on gender and migration have evaded critical study of the experiences of both males […]

CONFLICTS IN PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP SELECTED AFRICAN TEXT

ABSTRACT Existing studies in different spheres of human endeavour have focused on the negative and destructive potentials of conflict. The scanty attention by literary scholars on conflict as a constructive force implies a gap in knowledge. This study, therefore, investigated the issue of conflict, its forms, bases, positive effects and internal mechanisms for improving inter-personal […]

AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF SOCIO-POLITICAL COLUMNS IN SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS

ABSTRACT The Ethnography of a linguistic text is a sociolinguistic approach to determine the communicative competence of the text. A lot of speech events have been studied using Dell Hymes Act of SPEAKING. However, there is a dearth of such studies on the socio-political columns of Nigerian Newspaper especially using the ethnographic theory to determine […]

A SOCIO-PRAGRAMATIC STUDY OF AMA ATTA AIDOO’S CHANGES AND CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

ABSTRACT Gender and language differences are integral field of study in sociolinguistics that accounts for the way language is used in the society and the choices people make when speaking. This is usually complemented by pragmatics. A number of studies have been done on gender and language differences, however, there appears to be inadequate research […]

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 LINGUISTIC FEATURES OF NIGERIAN ENGLISH AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR 21ST CENTURY ENGLISH PEDAGOGY

Abstract Like its users, one important feature of language is its dynamism. Thus, language adapts to situational constraints as its users vary across regional/geographical, social, educational, occupational, etc. domains. English is such a typical language that, as a result of vast geographical distribution, has often assumed the peculiarities of different societies that use it informing […]

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 […]

OIL IN NIGERIAN PROSE FICTION: A STUDY OF HELON HABILA’S OIL ON WATER AND KAINE AGARY’S YELLOW YELLOW

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Since prehistory, literature and the arts have been drawn to portrayals of physical environments and human-environment interactions. The modern environmentalist movement as it emerged first in the late nineteenth century and, in its more recent incarnation, in the 1960s, gave rise to a rich array of fictional […]

PREVALENCE AND CORRELATES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF FEMALE STUDENTS BY LECTURERS IN THE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

CHAPTER ONE GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.1  Background to the Study The social vices called sexual harassment is not a new topic to the generality of people today especially in the tertiary institutions such as universities, polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education.As observed by Taiwo and Omole (2014:1) ,the fact is that, “in every human society where there […]

SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES

Chapter one: Introduction 1.1     Background of Study Community development policies in Nigeria over the years have shown that our policy makers have either not really understood the problems of community, ray. Community developments are deliberately ignoring the problems of community development in Nigeria. Even the nongovernmental organizations (Ngos) that are community focused have somehow fallen […]

SOCIOLINGUISTIC SITUATION OF NIGERIA: THE BILINGUAL CONDITIONS AMONG NIGERIAN SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH

CHAPTER ONE 1.0     INTRODUCTION 1.1     BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Over half the world’s population is bilingual and many people are multilingual. They acquire a number of languages because they need them for different purposes in their everyday interactions. The research had it that most of African nations are multilingual. Nigeria is as well a multilingual nation, with […]

DEISTIC AND STYLISTIC FUNCTION IN J.P CLARK-BEKEDEREMO’S POETRY

1. Introduction There is no doubt that J.P. Clark-Bekederemo is one of the leading lights of Nigeria’s first generation of writers. This thesis springs from his historicity, the quantity and quality of his literary procreations and the prodigious critical attention and acclaim these works have attracted across the globe. However, unlike other Nigerian writers such […]

SYNTACTIC INNOVATION PROCESSES IN NIGERIAN ENGLISH

ABSTRACT This study investigates the syntactic features of Nigerian English which have been created through the following processes – the use of subjectless sentences, reduplication, double subjects, Pidgin-influenced structures, discourse particles, verbless sentences, and substitution. It observes that the fact that some features of Nigerian English syntax are shared by other new Englishes is a […]

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LINGUISTIC AND GRAMMATICAL THEORIES

Abstract This paper attempts to make a discussion of the differences between linguistic and grammatical theories. Although there exist relationships between grammatical theories and linguistic theories in their attitudes towards language, their goals, and their methods, they are both independent of and interacting with each other. 1.0 Introduction At its most fundamental level, a theory […]

A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF TWO OF THE THEORIES OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: (BEHAVIORISM AND MENTALISM)

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background Statement Language forms the fundamental function of communication. As social beings, we use it as our medium of communication to help us communicate with people that live both within and beyond our regional/geographical locations just as it is the case that other people from within and outside our environment do communicate […]

A LEXICO-SEMANTIC STUDY OF THE LANGUAGE OF ADVERTISEMENT IN PIDGIN ENGLISH

ABSTRACT This work concern on how the meaning of the words/lexis can be utilized in the language of advertisement in Pidgin English. Furthermore, the result shows that Nigerian pidgin have a significant for advertisement purpose since it combine of both and indignant languages. CHAPTER ONE 1.0   Introduction 1.1 Background to the study 1.2 Statement of […]

A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF NEGATION IN SELECTED U.S AND NIGERIAN PRESIDENTIAL SPEECHES

ABSTRACT This Study analyses and discusses the pragmatically negation in selected U.S and Nigerian presidential speeches. It first examined the process of speaking as a form of intimated and supportive relationship that serves as cement that holds friendships, families, communities, societies and government together. The focus is on political discourse which is closely related to […]

BACK
ELITE PROJECT TOPICS AND MATERALS POWERED BY NTECHY DIGITAL SYSTEM |Find & Download complete undergraduates & final year BSc,HND,OND Project topics and materials online.
error: Premium content