English and Literary Studies Project Topics

Sociolinguistic Investigation of the Proverbs in Ola Rotimi’s The Gods Are Not To Blame, Kurunmi and Ovonramwen Nogbaisi

ABSTRACT The English language is a living and dynamic language and because of this, it is flexible and open to changes that occur everywhere it is used. This is exactly the case with English  in Nigeria. The socio-cultural setting and the values of the Nigerian people have influenced the use of English language in the […]

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Chinua Achebe’s Short Stories as A Periscope to Igbo Worldview

ABSTRACT Human beings cannot function in chaos, and out of the chaos of life they create an ordered existence. The basic ideas of the world, physical and metaphysical, held by a people have vital influences on their perceptions and approaches to life. Their conceptions of the universe and nature of existence determine the basic belief […]

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Causes of the Problems of English Inflectional Morphemes on the Written Language of Igbo Second Language Learners

Abstract Second language learners of English find it difficult to use the  inflectional  morphemes properly when writing. The difficulties in using the morphemes arise because of the structural differences between the English language and the mother tongue of the learners. This study explores and highlights the causes of the problems faced by Igbo learners of […]

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A Morphological Analysis of Nouns and Adjectives in the Nupe Language

ABSTRACT Nupe is a minority language spoken by the Nupe ethnic group in Nigeria. The morphology of Nupe has so far not been studied adequately in a way that the internal structure of the Nupe word is explicitly analysed. The present work studied and analysed the morphological structures of Nupe Nouns and adjectives. The aim […]

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History in the Works of Helon Habila: Waiting for an Angel, Measuring Time and Oil on Water

ABSTRACT Human reality has been one of the major concerns of literature. But human reality cannot be fully explored without history. However, history and literature have remained antithetical fields of study since we assume from the conventional notion of history as being all about the presentation of facts and literature, an untrue story. This study […]

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The Influence of the Supernatural in Elechi Amadi’s the Concubine and The Great Ponds

ABSTRACT This dissertation is a study of the influence of the Supernatural in Elechi Amadi’s The Concubine and The Great Ponds- an x-ray of men and women living in a universe teeming with God, gods, goddesses, spirits, deities, the transcendental, and natural phenomena like sacred animals, birds, hills, and rivers. They all share the attributes […]

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Politeness Strategies in Selected Nigerian Newspaper Editorials

ABSTRACT This work examines the politeness features in selected Nigerian newspaper editorials— The Daily Sun, The Nation, and ThisDay newspapers. The study assesses how the various politeness maxims are exploited and violated in the selected editorials. The researcher adopted Geoffrey Leech’s Politeness Principle (1983) model for the study. A text-based descriptive methodology was used to […]

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An Error Analysis of the English Lexis and Structure of Students’ WAEC Composition

ABSTRACT The aim of the work is to demonstrate the error students often commit in their written compositions in the West African Examinations Council examination (WAEC), which by extension, shows their language inabilities. The work also offers an analysis of these errors in the table showing their scores. It finally explains how it affects their […]

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Merger of Theme and Style in Chimamanda Adichie’S Purple Hibiscus and Zaynab Alkali’S the Virtuous Woman

The merger of Theme and Style in Chimamanda Adichie’S Purple Hibiscus and Zaynab Alkali’S the Virtuous Woman. ABSTRACT This work is a study of the merger of theme and style in Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus and Zaynab Alkali’s The Virtuous Woman. It is an analysis of how a special configuration of language has been used […]

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Dialogue as Discourse: An Analysis of NTA Kaduna Editorial Board’s Use of Language

Dialogue as Discourse: An Analysis of NTA Kaduna Editorial Board’s Use of Language.  ABSTRACT   This study seeks to examine the spoken language used during NTA Kaduna Newsroom Editorial Board Meetings with the aim of describing the nature of its dialogue, providing an assessment of it, and exposing the peculiarities therein. It brings to the fore features that have otherwise […]

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