English and Literary Studies

The Role of Women in the Socio-economic Development of the Niger Delta

Contents Although women play very significant roles in various spheres of Nigeria’s development, their contributions to the growth of the country are, often, not acknowledged...

A Semantic Analysis of Crime Investigation: The Case of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Contents The paper examines a semantic analysis of crime investigation using EFCC investigative report. The methodology is a content analysis and a descriptive approach to...

The Struggles of the Female Gender in the Light of the Socio-cultural Realities of Traditional African Society

Contents This paper examines the struggles of the female gender in the light of the socio-cultural realities of the traditional African society from a feminist...

The Techniques and Technicalities of Coordination and Subordination in English-Medium and Yoruba-Medium Newspapers

Contents Levels of linguistic analysis refer to the points at which a language may be described. There are four basic levels of linguistic analysis: phonetics/phonology,...

Story and Storytelling: Chinua Achebe’s Narrative Strategy

Chinua Achebe has been very conscious about the significance of story and storytelling in African oral societies. In an interview with Bill Moyers, Achebe...

Newspaper Style: Stylistic Features of the Headlines

Contents INTRODUCTION 3 1. THE MAIN ASPECTS OF FUNCTIONAL STYLES 5 2. THE PUBLICISTIC STYLE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE 7 3. THE MAIN FEATURES OF THE NEWSPAPER STYLE 8 3.1...

The Contextual Implications of Discourse Markers in a Non-native Linguistic Environment Like Nigeria

Contents The term discourse has become a reference point of study in a variety of disciplines in recent years, so much so that the concept...

Reference and Conjunction as Cohesive Devices in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck

Contents This study analyses Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing around your Neck with a view to ascertaining how effectively she has used References and Conjunctives. The...

Reflecting the Times: A Journey of Self-discovery in Sefi Atta’s Everything Good Will Come

Contents Title Page i Certification ii Dedication iii Acknowledgement iv-v Table of Content vi-vii Abstract viii CHAPTER ONE 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Background 1-4 1.2 Statement of Problem 4 1.3 Aim and Objectives 4-5 1.4 Scope and...

Semiotics Analysis of Nigerian and American Films

Contents Semiotics is a form of communication that uses signs, codes, symbols, and significations to articulate ideas and information. It is a method of communication...

Music as Language of Communication: The Sound of Music

Contents This paper concentrates on the efficaciousness of music to the human psyche and its communicative inherence; it deliberates on its sonorous alluring effects in...

Humor and Pragmatics of Jenifa’s Diary

Contents The interdisciplinary relationship between linguistics and other fields of studies have been witnessed in Psycholinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Computational Linguistics, Linguistic Anthropology, Neuro- Linguistics...

Language Borrowing: English Loanwords in Hausa Language

Contents Language borrowing is increasingly becoming an interesting topic of study in recent years. Intercultural contact, communication and globalization have led to inter language borrowings...

Modernism and the 21st Century Literary Analysis

Contents This article gives a brief background to modernist art and literary modernism, considers literary modernisms and the modernist arts in a series of unfolding...

Nigerian Women Writers and their Contributions to Nation Building

Contents Although women play very significant roles in various spheres of Nigeria’s development, their contributions to the growth of the country are, often, not acknowledged...

Foregrounding in Okey Ndibe’s Foreign God’s Inc.

Contents The study is a graphological inquiry on foregrounded elements in Okey Ndibe’s Foreign god’s Inc. The various paralinguistic graphological devices in the text complement...

Functionality of Archetypes in Films

It is plausible to say that filmmaking is one of the most veritable tools for shaping ideas and thought patterns of people, dating back...

Humor and Pragmatics of Jenifa’s Dairy

Contents The interdisciplinary relationship between linguistics and other fields of studies have been witnessed in Psycholinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Computational Linguistics, Linguistic Anthropology, Neuro- Linguistics...

Comparative Study of Morphological Processes in English and Hausa Languages

Contents This work aims at investigating the relationships that exist between the English and the Hausa languages at the level of their morphological processes; and...

Contemporary African Poetry

Contents “To have any sense of evolving African poetics, one must be aware of the socio-political significance of literary expression and the ideological character of...

A Pragmatic Study of Selected Utterances in Asare Konadu’s a Woman in Her Prime

Contents This research is a pragmatic study of selected utterances in Asare Konadu’s A Woman in Her Prime. In focus, the study discusses the application...

Feminist Visions in Kaine Agary’s Yellow-yellow and Irene Salami-Agunloye’s Idia: The Warrior Queen of Benin

Contents This research work examines the feminist visions of Nigerian female writers by discussing the role of women in the socio-economic development of Nigeria using...

POWER AND CANON FORMATION: AN INTERTEXTUAL STUDY OF THE INFLUENCE OF NIYI OSUNDARE’S POETRY

ABSTRACT This study examines the intertextual relationship between second generation Nigerian poets and the recent Nigerian poets from the perspectives of power relation and canon...

PROJECTION OF THE GIRL-CHILD IN NIGERIAN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

ABSTRACT The thrust of this dissertation examines the projection of the girl-child in Nigerian children‟s literature, using Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo‟s The Prize and Seyi’s Strong Voice...

TERRORISM AND THE CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN NOVEL

ABSRACT Terrorism centres on both the tactic and strategy to commit acts of violence. It is viewed as a method of combat. It is a...

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    IDENTIFICATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF PHTHALATE ESTER PHTHALATE ESTER IN ASA RIVER, ILORIN, KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

    CHAPTER ONE        1.0    INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background of the study The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA) Act Section 38 of Cap 131 LFN (1990) also defines pollution to...

    THE EFFECT OF TAXATION AS AN AID TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Abstract The first need of any modern government is to generate enough revenue which is indeed the breath of its nostril” Thus taxation is by...

    A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF NAIRA HAS NO GENDER BY OLUOBAFEMI, A RESEARCH PROJECT TOPIC ON ENGLISH AND LINGUISTIC

      CHAPTER ONE 1.1 INTRODUCTION Discourse to the discourse analysts means actual instances of communicative action in the medium of language. According to Blommert (2005:2) as cited in Johnstone...

    AN APPRAISAL OF THE CURRENT IMPLICATION OF PRIVATIZATION OF NIGERIA TELECOMMUNICATION LIMITED (NITEL)

    CHAPTER ONE 1.1            BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The problem associated with state- owned  enterprises and monopolies are not peculiar to Nigeria it is true that many developing...

    DEVELOPMENT COMPARATIVE APPROACH TO CAPITAL FLIGHT: THE CASE OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1970-2002

      ABSTRACT capital inflows) and uses of those funds (capital outflows). Capital flight, according to this method, comprises the surplus of capital inflows over foreign exchange...

    EFCC AND FIGHT AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING IN NIGERIA BETWEEN 2013 AND 2016

    EFCC AND FIGHT AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING IN NIGERIA BETWEEN 2013 AND 2016.   ABSTRACT The research topic on EFCC and fight against money laundering in Nigeria between 2013 and 2014 aimed at...

    ROLE OF RADIO AND INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN THE ERADICATION OF MALARIA

    CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Malaria kills a child somewhere in the world every minute. It infects approximately 219 million people each year (range 154...

    THE PROBLEM OF LOGISTICS IN MARKETING FAST FOOD

    CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION From many years now, there have been poor logistics management in all aspect of our economy especially in the area of marketing in...

    EFFECT OF COMPUTERISATION OF LIBRARY ON STUDENTS ACADEMY PERFORMANCE

    CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Library is a fast growing organization, the ancient methods of maintaining it are no longer dynamic and efficient...