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.
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.
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 to widened in scope and intensity throughout 2014 and 2015 in the three North East States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. There have been increased security incidents, leading […]
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.
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
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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".
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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. 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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.