English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature Project Topics and Research Materials

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Music and Revolution: A Study of Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Music and Revolution: A Study of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. What is music? Music a general melody of sounds that unify the mind and soul, not even language differences can’t stop music from reaching out to her selected audience, even before recorded history, people created music, whether through drumming, singing or chanting.
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Media and the Uses of Gratification Theory

Media and the Uses of Gratification Theory. The uses and gratification theory says that instead of focusing on media content, it directed attention towards the audience. Instead of considering the audience on positively exposed to strong media messages, it considered an active audience that consciously selected and used media content to satisfy various needs.
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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH AND IGALA MORPHOLOGICAL PROCESSES

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH AND IGALA MORPHOLOGICAL PROCESSES. Language is very important to man and his environment. It has pulled a lot of concern from time past, till date – hence the birth of the field of linguistics. Here, languages are studied scientifically for obvious reasons.
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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF WORD – FORMATION PROCESSES IN ENGLISH AND HAUSA

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF WORD - FORMATION PROCESSES IN ENGLISH AND HAUSA. The work is an attempt to compare the word – formation processes in two languages: English and Hausa. This chapter, therefore, attempts an introduction of the work. Thus, it contains the background of the study, the nature of morpheme, the historical perspective of the Hausa language
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A PHONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE SOUND SYSTEM OF JABA LANGUAGE

A PHONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE SOUND SYSTEM OF JABA LANGUAGE. 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.
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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 EFFECTS OF LANGUAGE DIVERSITY ON NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

THE EFFECTS OF LANGUAGE DIVERSITY ON NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. 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.
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LANGUAGE AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES AND IMPEDIMENTS IN A MULTILINGUAL SOCIETY

LANGUAGE AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES AND IMPEDIMENTS IN A MULTILINGUAL SOCIETY. 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.
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KUSH AND THEIR ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS

KUSH AND THEIR ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS. The metal workers of Meroe had in fact turned their city into one of the biggest iron founding centre’s of the ancient world in Meroe, they (the Kushites) supplied iron weapons and a large possession of horses these contributed to the military superiority of the Kushite against the troublesome nomadic pastoralist living to the east and west of the Nile.
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Khutbah: An Islamic Perspective

Khutbah: An Islamic Perspective. Khutbah is derived from the Arabic word “Khataba” which is translated as preaching or sermon. Khutbah is defined as sermon or talks on oral or religious issues usually given by an imam or leader during service.
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Issues of Bride Price in Marriage

Issues of Bride Price in Marriage. In a extreme cases unstable marital home at times lead to divorce among the married couple in the society especially when a marriage based on love and such love could not continued again and the husband and wife lives like cat and dogs life.
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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY POLICING AS A STRATEGY FOR CRIME PREVENTION...

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY POLICING AS A STRATEGY FOR CRIME PREVENTION AND CONTROL. Every society applies certain rules and regulations made by the legislature that contains sanctions for violation, which order the behaviors of persons, bodies, organization and society in general.
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Introduction to Media Studies: A Comparison Between Print and Electronic Media

Introduction Media Studies: A Comparison Between Print and Electronic Media. When comparing print to electronic media, it is easy to assume that electronic is always better in today’s society. It is expected for electronic communications to grow 15.9% annually until 2018, while print is only growing 2.8% each year (Stable, 2015).
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How to Write a Good Story: Sample Author Biography

How to Write a Good Story: Sample Author Biography. IT SHOULD HAVE ENDED BETTER. This is the story of a young girl who had a promising future and ambition, but along the way, the train changed its course of direction. Her name is Alexandra Michaels. I am that girl, and this is my story.
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As Flies to Wanton Boys are We to the gods, they Kill Us for...

As Flies to Wanton Boys are We to the gods, they Kill Us for their Sport. The Greek tragedy is all about the supremacy of the gods. The common struggle man face is the question of who or what as power and control over his life. Does man has total control of his future, or is there a higher being at work that takes human life into their hands?
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FICTION, EMOTION AND NARRATION IN SELECTED NOVELS OF CHINUA ACHEBE

FICTION, EMOTION AND NARRATION IN SELECTED NOVELS OF CHINUA ACHEBE. Narration as a concept is the weaving of several strands of events into a story. This means narrative comes out of oral or written account of an event or events such as The Man Died (1972) – the autobiographical narrative on the detention and imprisonment of Wole Soyinka.
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FEMINIST CRITICISMS OF SOME SELECTED FEMINIST WORKS

FEMINIST CRITICISMS OF SOME SELECTED FEMINIST WORKS. There are view shared by all feminists is that women are discriminated against on account of their sex. Feminists stress the relevant of gender segregation in society and it present these segregation as working to the overall advantage of men.
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FEMINISM: AN EXAMINATION OF ZULU SOFOLA’S SWEET TRAP AND OLA ROTIMI’S OUR HUSBAND HAS...

FEMINISM: AN EXAMINATION OF ZULU SOFOLA'S SWEET TRAP AND OLA ROTIMI'S OUR HAS GONE MAD AGAIN. Feminism has continued to dominate the temporary literary discourse as african societies are becoming increasingly of the urgent necessity to liberate and fully exploits the potential of women to enhance peaceful co-existence and socio-economic development.
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EUROPE AND THE UNDERDEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA

EUROPE AND THE UNDERDEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA. Underdevelopment is tied to the fact that human social development has been uneven and from a strictly economic viewpoint, some human groups have advanced further by producing more and becoming wealthier
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THE EFFECTS OF COSTUME DESIGNING IN NIGERIAN FILM INDUSTRY

THE EFFECTS OF COSTUME DESIGNING IN NIGERIAN FILM INDUSTRY. Every culture evolved from a historical experience that distinguishes it from others and these historical accounts can be expressed through many media including films.
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Discourse, Stylistics and Pragmatics: A Study of Convergence

Discourse, Stylistics and Pragmatics: A Study of Convergence. Discourse, stylistics and pragmatics are sub-fields of linguistics that have attained independent statuses in the arts. With the seeming differences between these fields, there exist a lot of relationships that connect the three areas of study together.
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DISCOURSE AND STYLISTICS: METHODS OF ANALYSIS

DISCOURSE AND STYLISTICS: METHODS OF ANALYSIS. Prior to the advent of Discourse Analysis and Stylistics, the preoccupation of many linguists was basically the study of the structural pattern and form of language without much regard for the context and other features that shape meaning.
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DISCOURSE AND COMMUNICATION: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

DISCOURSE AND COMMUNICATION: A COMPARATIVE STUDY. Language, it could be said, is as old as man but the central function of language is and remains communication. In other words, the whole essence of language boils down to communication and communication is or entails discourse.
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Discourse Analysis of Corruption Reportage in Nigerian Dailies

Discourse Analysis of Corruption Reportage in Nigerian Dailies. Corruption is a natural phenomenon; hence it has become a household name in modern society. In fact, the existence of ‘corruption’ dates back to the fourth century BC (Bardhan, npn). Noonan (235) says …corruption, it seems, is everywhere a “world of evil and disease”.
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DIGNITY OR SUPPRESSION: THE PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN THUNDERBOLT NOLLYWOOD HOME VIDEO FILM

DIGNITY OR SUPPRESSION: THE PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN THUNDERBOLT NOLLYWOOD HOME VIDEO FILM. Film has been in existence since time immemorial, it serves many generations as a tool of understanding and passing across vital information and ideas generated by individual different communities.
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CONCEPTUAL DECOLONIZATION OF AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY BY KWASI WIREDU: A REVIEW

CONCEPTUAL DECOLONIZATION OF AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY BY KWASI WIREDU: A REVIEW. Kwasi Wiredu is a philosopher from Ghana, who has for decades been involved with a project he terms "conceptual decolonization" in contemporary African systems of thought. By Conceptual Decolonization, Wiredu advocates a re-examination of current African epistemic or knowledge
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Coinages in Nigerian English: A Sociolinguistic Perspective

Coinages in Nigerian English: A Sociolinguistic Perspective. Nigerian English coinages have been widely investigated in different literatures ranging from studies in Sociolinguistics, Semantics, Pragmatics, and Syntax to Metaphors and Cognitive linguistic studies.
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Code Switching in Northern Nigeria: A Study of Kannywood Film Industry

Code Switching in Northern Nigeria: A Study of Kannywood Film Industry. This study is an examination of the language use in the northern Nigeria film industry called Kannywood. This work focuses on Hausa-English code-switching in contemporary Kannywood films.
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CHRISTIANITY IN TIV LAND: INFLUENCE AND GROWTH

CHRISTIANITY IN TIV LAND: INFLUENCE AND GROWTH. Christianity is the religion that is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and the beliefs that He is the Son of God. (Oxford Dictionary, 8th Edition, Hornby).
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CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS (CDA), APPROACHES AND THEORIES

CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS (CDA), APPROACHES AND THEORIES. Language is a phenomenon which is related to our social and cognitive development right from our childhood and plays a very crucial role in the formation of our identity.