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SYNTACTIC AND LEXICO-SEMANTIC ANALYSES OF SELECTED SMS TEXT MESSAGES AMONG THE UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN STUDENTS

ABSTRACT Words form the basis for a Linguistic analysis at any level of language study. The aim of this essay was to identify the various Lexical and Syntactic elements that make up personal text messages among the students of the University of Ilorin. Lexical features, Lexical relations, Word-formation processes and Word Sequences were employed to unravel the Lexical and Syntactic elements contained in selected text messages. Among the findings in ...

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ASPECTS OF THE MORPHOLOGY OF NUPE LANGUAGE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the study Morphology is the arrangement and relationships of the smallest meaningful units in a language. So what does this really mean? Every human language depends on sounds. When specific sounds are put together in a specific way, words, phrases, and finally sentences can be created. This is how messages are sent and received. In order to understand morphology, you need to know the term morpheme, ...

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A LINGUISTIC STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF THE CAMPAIGN SPEECHES OF TWO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IN THE 2011 ELECTIONS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL BACKGROUND. PREAMBLE INTRODUCTION This chapter contains the background to the study, a brief profile of the presidential candidates in this study, a brief over view of political campaigns in Nigeria, statement of the problem, research questions, aim, and objectives of the study, justification of the study, scope, and delimitation of the study. Therefore, this chapter provides an insight into the study. 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE ...

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A PHONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE REALIZATION OF FRICATIVES IN SELECTED UTTERANCES OF SUNDAY IGBOHO AND NNAMDI KANU

ABSTRACT The main thrust of this study is to investigate the Phonological Analysis Of The Realization Of Fricatives In Selected Utterances Of Sunday Igboho And  Nnamdi Kanu. In carrying out the study, two research questions was posited. The research objectives were; To analyze the profile of fricatives consonants pronounced by Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho and to know the possible factors causing the activists  mispronounce fricatives consonants. Relevant literatures and scholarly ouputs ...

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AN INVESTIGATION ON THE LEVEL OF PHONOLOGICAL INTERFERENCE IN THE SPEECH OF HAUSA-ENGLISH BILINGUAL

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0     INTRODUCTION To investigate on the level of phonological interference  in the speech of Hausa-English bilingual, particularly among the Hausa speakers of English demands extra effort and great attention. This is because, it is observed that this problem is  the result of the linguistic features found in their indigenous languages which are transferred to the sound system of the English language. Their English phonetics reflects the ...

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CULTURAL INFLUENCE ON LANGUAGE

ABSTRACT The existence of taboo and sexism in Ohaozara dialect have be established. It is in the area of describing how culture influences language that constitutes issues of discuss in this research work. This work serves as an insight into the behaviour of language  as it is bend, controlled and molded by the culture of  Ohaozara people. Culture as a crucial part of human life is the shared patterns of ...

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LANGUAGE AND CULTURE AS A TOOL OF IDENTIFYING PEOPLES TRIBE, ETHNIC GROUP IN NIGERIAN

ABSTRACT Language and culture is a very important means of identifying someone’s tribe or ethnic group. In cases where a language is used by different communities in a multilingual nation such as Nigeria. It would be difficult to use language as the only criterion to identify their tribal group. To identify a tribe or an ethnic group of an individual can be known through him or her accent and the ...

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USE OF LANGUAGE IN THE EXPRESSION OF RACISM

Abstract Obviously, it has been brought to mind that racism is one of the major issues in Black American literature and has triggered concerns over the years. This study will attempt to make readers realize these themes in Richard Wright’s Black Boy by analyzing the concept of racial segregation of Black in America. We will examine the historical perspective of Black writing narrative and the effects of racism, which include ...

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A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE‚ÄôS ‚ÄúPURPLE HIBISCUS‚ÄĚ AND CHINUA ACHEBE‚ÄôS ‚ÄúANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH

Abstract Language and style never moves beyond a concentration on the supremacy of words. Literary piece (such as novels) somehow contain meaning of style with language; effectively manipulated in ways that signal it as different from ‚Äúordinary‚ÄĚ language. A stylistic analysis of Chimamanda Adichie‚Äôs ‚ÄúPurple Hibiscus‚ÄĚ (2003) and Chinua Achebe‚Äôs ‚ÄúAnthills of the Savannah‚ÄĚ (1987) is carried out to educate, explicate and expose everybody that come across this paper, in ...

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A LEXICO-SYNTACTIC ANALYSIS OF ERRORS IN SELECTED YORUBA FILM SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH

ABSTRACT Language is learned and shred, it is an arbitrary system of vocal symbols through which human beings in the same speech community interact, thereby communicate. Errors in communication can be inhibitions towards effective communication and decoding of messages. This research sets out to carry out an error analysis on some selected Yoruba films subtitled in English. Errors were lifted from four Yoruba films subtitled in English and were numbered ...

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A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF SELECTED NIGERIAN APPELLATE COURT JUDGEMENTS

ABSTRACT Scientific study of language and its implication in analysis of court judgement is yet to be given as much scholarly attention as other legal genres.Most of the work that has been done so far on Appellate Court Judgements (ApCJs) focus more on stylisticanalysis and do not investigate the import of meta-linguistic meanings. Correspondingly, most studies on power relations in the courtroom dealt with the asymmetricalrelations of power. As a ...

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AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF SOCIO-POLITICAL COLUMNS IN SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS

ABSTRACT The Ethnography of a linguistic text is a sociolinguistic approach to determine the communicative competence of the text. A lot of speech events have been studied using Dell Hymes Act of SPEAKING. However, there is a dearth of such studies on the socio-political columns of Nigerian Newspaper especially using the ethnographic theory to determine the level of communicative competence in it. Therefore this research applied the level of communicative ...

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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 entitled, Intertextuality and Context: A Functional Linguistic Study of Biyi Bandele‚Äüs The Man Who Came In From The Back Of Beyondand Burma Boy conceptualises the levels of intertextual influx of the two novels via multi-leveled layers of context. It buttresses the linguistic review rather than the literary and examines how at least one text depends upon the postures of the other text. The study examines the manner ...

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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 have shown that Nigerian Pidgin (NP) is a Nigerian language and clearly different from other varieties of West African Pidgins. Pidgins are known to have small vocabularies which continue to expand to fulfill the linguistic needs of their users. Nigerian Pidgin is no exception. This work sets out to identify the sources of ...

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LANGUAGE ENDANGERMENT AND THE SURVIVAL OF TYAP: IMPLICATIONS FOR TRANSITIONAL BILINGUAL EDUCATION

ABSTRACT   This study, entitled, ‚ÄúLanguage Endangerment and the Survival of Tyap: Implications for Transitional Bilingual Education‚ÄĚ examined the phenomenon of language endangerment as it affects Tyap language. The study was triggered by concerns expressed by stakeholders in Tyap-land at a recent seminar that Tyap could be an endangered language. The study, therefore, set out to find out if Tyap was endangered, how such endangerment could affect the survival of ...

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ASPECTS OF THE MORPHOLOGY OF ATSAM LANGUAGE

REFERENCES CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION General Background This work is on Atsam morphology. Atsam is one of the languages spoken in Kauru local Government of Kaduna State. Another name for Atsam language is ‚ÄėChawei‚Äô This chapter will be devoted to the historical and linguistic background, geographical location, genetic classification, scope of study and synopsis of chapters. Historical Background. According to oral tradition, Atsam people are ethnic group found in Kaduna State. ...

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ASPECTS OF GUNGANCI MORPHOLOGY

ASPECTS OF¬†GUNGANCI MORPHOLOGY CHAPTER ONE GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.1¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Introduction The chapter introduces us to the general background, historical background, socio-cultural profile and genetic classification of the G√Ļng√°w√° people. It also includes the scope and organization of study, theoretical framework, data analysis and a review of the chosen framework. 1.2¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†General Background Introduction to the History of G√Ļng√°w√° People and Language. G√Ļng√°w√° is an adopted name for the B√†r√®she people by their Hausa ...

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ASPECTS OF ADIM MORPHOLOGY

ASPECTS OF ADIM MORPHOLOGY CHAPTER ONE GENERAL BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 1.0    INTRODUCTION According to Garvin and Mathios (1956), language performs a unifying and separate function. This term refer to the feelings of the members of a society or a social group that they are united and identified with others who speak the same language and that they contrast with or are separated from those who do not. Language from ...

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ASPECTS OF MIGILI MORPHOLOGY

ASPECTS  OF MIGILI  MORPHOLOGY CHAPTER ONE 1.0               GENERAL INTRODUCTION Language is the universal fabric that holds every individual of a community together.  An instrument, used by man for communication within his environment, without which there would be no meaningful relationship between the human world.  Language can also be referred to as the medium through which ideas, thoughts, and other forms of human communication are expressed or carried out. In the ...

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UDA CONSONANT SYSTEM

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Language may refer either to the specifically human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communications or to a specific instance of such a system of complex communication. When used as a general concept ‚Äúlanguage‚ÄĚ refers to the cognitive faculty that enables humans to learn and use systems of complex communication. The capacity to learn language is deeply ingrained in us just as the capacity to ...

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