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

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....
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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AFRICAN AMERICAN IDENTITY AND RAP SONGS

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AFRICAN AMERICAN IDENTITY AND RAP SONGS A STUDY OF SELECTED RAP SONGS OF GRANDMASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE ABSTRACT Rap music as one...
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THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA (2GO AND WHATSAPP) USAGE ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF...

THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA (2GO AND WHATSAPP) USAGE ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SELECTED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA ABSTRACT The social media...
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TERRORISM AND THE CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN NOVEL

TERRORISM AND THE CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN NOVEL: A POSTMODERNIST APPRAISAL OF DON DELLILO’S FALLING MAN (2007) AND JOHN UPDIKE’S TERRORIST (2006) ABSRACT Terrorism centres on both the...
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PROJECTION OF THE GIRL-CHILD IN NIGERIAN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

PROJECTION OF THE GIRL-CHILD IN NIGERIAN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE A STUDY OF SELECTED WORKS OF AKACHI ADIMORA-EZEIGBO AND MABEL SEGUN ABSTRACT The thrust of this dissertation examines the...
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POWER AND CANON FORMATION: AN INTERTEXTUAL STUDY OF THE INFLUENCE OF NIYI OSUNDARE’S POETRY

POWER AND CANON FORMATION: AN INTERTEXTUAL STUDY OF THE INFLUENCE OF NIYI OSUNDARE’S POETRY ON RECENT NIGERIAN POETRY OF ENGLISH EXPRESSION ABSTRACT This study examines the...
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MILITARY POLITICS IN THE NIGERIAN NOVEL: A POSTCOLONIAL READING OF CHINUA ACHEBE’S ANTHILLS OF...

MILITARY POLITICS IN THE NIGERIAN NOVEL: A POSTCOLONIAL READING OF CHINUA ACHEBE’S ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH AND HELON HABILA’S WAITING FOR AN ANGEL ABSTRACT In Nigeria,...
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INTERTEXTUALITY AND CONTEXT A FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTIC STUDY OF BIYI BANDELE’S THE MAN WHO CAME...

INTERTEXTUALITY AND CONTEXT A FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTIC STUDY OF BIYI BANDELE’S THE MAN WHO CAME IN FROM THE BACK OF BEYOND AND BURMA BOY ABSTRACT This dissertation...
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A STUDY OF THE MISUSE OF ADVERBS IN THE WRITTEN ENGLISH OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

A STUDY OF THE MISUSE OF ADVERBS IN THE WRITTEN ENGLISH OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY ABSTRACT The study “A Study of the Misuse...
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A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF COMPLIMENTS IN SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS

A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF COMPLIMENTS IN SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS ABSTRACT This study is a pragmatic analysis of the use of compliments in selected Nigerian newspapers. Compliments...
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A LINGUISTIC STUDY OF LOAN WORDS IN NIGERIAN PIDGIN

A LINGUISTIC STUDY OF LOAN WORDS IN NIGERIAN PIDGIN ABSTRACT The tittle of this work is A Linguistic Study of Loan Words in Nigerian Pidgin. Researches...
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Tragedy and the Comparison of Greek Plays

Tragedy and the Comparison of Greek Plays. From time immemorial, Greek tragedy is based on the Greeks philosophy and mythology derived from Greeks worldview. The question now is what is Greeks tragedy? The definition of Greeks tragedy can be observed in the poetics of Aristotle.
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THE SOURCE OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION IN ARTS AND SCIENCES

THE SOURCE OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION IN ARTS AND SCIENCES. Knowledge is the bedrock of human civilization progress and development. Islam as a dynamic religion did not leave any stone unturned. Islam has indeed covered all aspect of human, plant and animals life. Both science and modernization derived their origin from Islam.
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The Relevance of African Traditional Religion in this Modern Age: Scholars Perspectives

The Relevance of African Traditional Religion in this Modern Age: Scholars Perspectives. African traditional religion refers to the indigenous or autochthonous religion of the African people. It deals with their cosmology, ritual practices, symbols, arts, society and so on .because religion is a way of life, it relates to culture and society as they affect the worldview of the African people.
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The Problem of Tenses Among Nigerian Speakers of English

The Problem of Tenses Among Nigerian Speakers of English. Tenses refer to the form of a verb in English Language that clearly indicates time. We use Tenses to show clear time specification. In this sense, it is seen that without verbs, there will not be Tenses as tense in grammar does not only refer to time but also the action of the verb or state of being at a given moment.
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The Media and Elections in Nigeria

The Media and Elections in Nigeria. The Nigerian governmental structure which is an offshoot of the British from whom we secured political independence consists of the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary with the media being the fourth being an institution that checkmates the excesses of the other three arms.
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THE IMPACTS OF DA’AWAH IN IDP CAMPS: THE CASE OF FCT ABUJA

THE IMPACTS OF DA’AWAH IN IDP CAMPS: THE CASE OF FCT ABUJA CHAPTER ONE 1.1    BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The Boko Haram insurgency and counter-insurgency activities there...
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The Impact of the Nigeria Civil War in the Lives of Teenagers and Children...

The Impact of the Nigeria Civil War in the Lives of Teenagers and Children In Ngozi Onyioha Orji’s Teenager at War. 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 war.
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THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LINGUISTIC AND GRAMMATICAL THEORIES

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LINGUISTIC AND GRAMMATICAL THEORIES. 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
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THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF AL FARABI, AL KINDI, ABU ZAKARIYA, IBN RUSHD AND IBN SINA...

THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF AL FARABI, AL KINDI, ABU ZAKARIYA, IBN RUSHD AND IBN SINA TO ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION AND PHILOSOPHY. Islamic or Muslim Philosophy is also another area of focus, at the initial stage of Islam, there was nothing like Islamic philosophy, but as time goes on, the early Islamic elite or scholars, i.e. scholars of the Umayyad dynasty who really started the Islamic philosophy.
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EVALUATING TEACHING AND LEARNING OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION

EVALUATING TEACHING AND LEARNING OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION. Education is a means through which nations build their desired society and it is an instrument for a change. Education is aimed at inducing a change in individuals in some desirable way and add to the knowledge they already possess (Onwuka, 1981).
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Music as Language of Communication: The Sound of Music

Music as Language of Communication: The Sound of Music. This paper concentrates on the efficaciousness of music to the human psyche and its communicative inherence; it deliberates on its sonorous alluring effects in softening a heart that seems inflexible with its powerful suasions, as well as on its rhythmic harsh resonance in rebuffing an unacceptable behaviour
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SOCIOLINGUISTIC SITUATION OF NIGERIA: THE BILINGUAL CONDITIONS AMONG NIGERIAN SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH

SOCIOLINGUISTIC SITUATION OF NIGERIA: THE BILINGUAL CONDITIONS AMONG NIGERIAN SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH. 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.
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Social and Community Development: Problems and Challenges

Social and Community Development: Problems and Challenges. 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.
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PREVALENCE AND CORRELATES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF FEMALE STUDENTS BY LECTURERS IN THE TERTIARY...

PREVALENCE AND CORRELATES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF FEMALE STUDENTS BY LECTURERS IN THE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN FCT-ABUJA. 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.
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Pragmatic Study of Bovi and Basketmouth

Pragmatic Study of Bovi and Basketmouth. 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.”
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POLITICS AND THE CONTINUED EXISTENCE OF A STATE

POLITICS AND THE CONTINUED EXISTENCE OF A STATE. Aristotle defined a state as "a union of families and villages having for its end a perfect and self-sufficing life which we mean a happy and honorable life".
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Phonetic Transcriptions and their Processes

Phonetic Transcriptions and their Processes. Minimal pairs and sets help to contrast one sound from another in English words. Phonetic distinctions in English can be tested using minimal pairs and sets as they have been used frequently in tests of English as a second language to determine non-native speakers’ ability to understand the contrast in meaning resulting from the minimal
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OPTIMALITY THEORY: ISSUES AND CONSTRAINTS

OPTIMALITY THEORY: ISSUES AND CONSTRAINTS. The last nine decades (1920-2010) has witnessed a substantial change in the nature of research in phonological theory. This change has been marked by the development of several theoretical frameworks both linearly and nonlinearly.
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OIL IN NIGERIAN PROSE FICTION: A STUDY OF HELON HABILA’S OIL ON WATER AND...

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