AN ERROR ANALYSIS OF THE ENGLISH CONCORD OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The English sentence has a fairly strict word order and the elements that make up a sentence must be in concord, otherwise, the linear sequence becomes ungrammatical. This study investigated the degree of competence on concord in English attained by the senior secondary class three students in Onitsha North Local Government Area of Anambra […]

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Comparative Analysis Of Concord Errors In Essays Writing Among Students In Nigeria

Comparative Analysis Of Concord Errors In Essays Writing Among Students In Nigeria CHAPTER ONE/INTRODUCTION Background of Study English Language in Nigeria serves as the official language, second language as well as the medium of instruction and communication in educational institutions. Its  invaluable  position is attested to by the requirements set by various examination bodies that […]

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A SOCIOLINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF URHOBO PROVERBS

A SOCIOLINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF URHOBO PROVERBS TABLE OF CONTENTS Title page  Dedication Acknowledgements Table of Contents Abstract CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTIONBackground to the Study Statement of the Problem Objectives of the Study Relevance of the Study Scope of the Study CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW2.1 Introduction 2.1.1 The Concept of Sociolinguistics 2.1.2 The Proverb 2.1.3 Language and Society 2.2 Review of Relevant LiteratureCHAPTER THREE: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGYIntroduction Ethnography of […]

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THEMATIC AND STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF LEOPOLD SEDAR SENGHOR’S POEM

THEMATIC AND STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF LEOPOLD SEDAR SENGHOR’S POEM Leopold Sedar Senghor       Senghor born in Senegal is one of the oldest and most prominent of African poets.  A poet philosopher, scholar and statesman Senghor is also the greatest exponent of the philosophy of Negritude.  Negritude as an ideology was merely developed as a reaction […]

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THEMATIC AND STYLISTIC ANALYSES OF OSWALD MTSHALI’S JUST A PASSER BY

THEMATIC AND STYLISTIC ANALYSES OF OSWALD MTSHALI’S JUST A PASSER BY INTRODUCTION: The East African poet Oswald Mstshali’s poem will be analysed thematically and stylistically. Oswald M. Mitshali is one of black South Africa’s most talented poet. He was born in Natal and was a victim of the apartheid system which denied him admission into […]

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A MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS

A MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF ADICHIE’S PURPLE HIBISCUS CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study The use of language is one of the most distinctive characteristics of the human species. Language is important to stylistics because it is a tool which obeys certain structural laws and which adapts itself to the requirement of the task […]

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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF J.P CLARK’S THE RAFT AND FEMI OSOFISAN’S ANOTHER RAFT

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF J.P CLARK’S THE RAFT AND FEMI OSOFISAN’S ANOTHER RAFT ABSTRACT Substantial amount of African literary works are adaptation of older classical, Elizabethan modern and even African playwrights. These adaptations show that writers admit to being influence by other playwright but not without elements of their creative imagination in most cases. What […]

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A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF SPEECHES BY OBY EZEKWESILI AND ABIKE DABIRI

A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF SPEECHES BY OBY EZEKWESILI AND ABIKE DABIRI ABSTRACT This study is a critical discourse analysis of Oby Ezekwesili and Abike Dabiri speeches. It adopts some conceptual framework such as identity and role, ideology, power and institution, discourse of prejudice, language use etcetera; while socio-cognitive and discourse–historical approaches are adopted as […]

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A Critical Discourse Analysis of Threat: A Case Study of Asari Dokubo’s Utterances

A Critical Discourse Analysis of Threat: A Case Study of Asari Dokubo’s Utterances Abstract This study seeks to investigate the highly sensitive utterances of threat by Asari Dokubo in his struggle for the political and economic emancipation of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria; utterances that clearly portray his ideological leaning. Our analysis is linked […]

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A LEXICO-SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

A LEXICO-SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN ABSTRACT This study is a lexico-semantic analysis of Half of a Yellow Sun (ọkara nke a odo anyanwụ). The aim of this study is to identify the organization and breakdown of detected lexical items, the differences and similarities in lexical semantic structure cross-linguistically and the […]

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