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A LINGUISTIC - STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF SOME SELECTED POEMS IN NIYI OSUNDARE'S "A CITY WITHOUT PEOPLE"

ABSTRACTThis research effort sets out to examine the stylistic features employed by Niyi Osundare in the poems, “the Language of Pain”, “Death Came Calling”, “with the Nib of a Borrowed Pen”, “The weeping Book”, and “The Lake came to my House”, culled from the anthology titled “A City Without People”. It also aims at analyzing the identified stylistic features, with a view to relating them with how they contribute to the messages of the poems and their readability. Thi...

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

INTRODUCTIONThe ability to communicate effectively is the hallmark of all known politicians wherefore the use of English as an international language has made more people aware of the immense power of words in politics and communication.Thus, Kamalu and Agangan (2007:35) state that language plays an important role in manifesting political wills and accompanying political actions; this is the case with political campaign, especially in Nigeria where campaign affects the electorate who are on t...

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Dude Lebowski Premium 132 PAGES (30284 WORDS) English Language Seminar 2,001 Views
A METAPHYSICAL ANALYSIS OF AMOS TUTUOLA’S THE PALMWINE DRINKARD AND D.O. FAGUNWA’S THE FOREST OF GOD

ABSTRACT This work focuses on the metaphysical approach as portrayed by Amos Tutuola’s The Palwine Drinkard and D.O Fagunwa’s The Forest of God. This study shows how metaphysics was used in the two plays. Metaphysics is based on the use of myths, gods, medicine and use of god like creatures. The novels are used to show these facts.Research done has helped shed more light on what entails metaphysics and  how it exists in our world and the belief people have in it. TABLE OF CONTEN...

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Anderson Ugwu Premium 41 PAGES (6903 WORDS) English And Literary Studies Project 1,772 Views
A Metaphysical Analysis Of Amos Tutuola’s The Palmwine Drinkard And D.O. Fagunwa’s The Forest Of God

ABSTRACTThis work focuses on the metaphysical approach as portrayed by Amos Tutuola’s The Palwine Drinkard and D.O Fagunwa’s The Forest of God. This study shows how metaphysics was used in the two plays. Metaphysics is based on the use of myths, gods, medicine and use of god like creatures. The novels are used to show these facts.Research done has helped shed more light on what entails metaphysics and  how it exists in our world and the belief people have in it. TABLE OF CONTENT...

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Anderson Ugwu Premium 44 PAGES (6908 WORDS) English Language Project 1,102 Views
A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF CHRISTAIN HAND BILLS AND POSTERS

ABSTRACT  Generally, christain handbills and posters are meant to invite people for programs in churches. Different handbills and posters have different meanings. It has been observed that there are other hidden meanings to these sentences, to this effect, the researcher hopes to highlight the meanings pragmatically. Data have been collected from churches and placement centers in Ilorin, the data will be analyzed using some pragmatics elements such as presupposition, implicature, context...

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Anderson Ugwu Premium 52 PAGES (9870 WORDS) English And Literary Studies Project 1,386 Views
A Pragmatic Analysis Of Nigerian Proverbs In Wole Soyinka’s The Lion And The Jewel

INTRODUCTIONCommunication in the society happens chiefly by means of language. However, the users of language, as social beings, communicate and use language within the context as society; society controls their access to the linguistic and communicative means. Language, being the most important means of communication, interaction and social integration among individuals in the society, needs to be preserved, sustained,  and properly developed. Language, by definition, is said to be the ...

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Anderson Ugwu Premium 45 PAGES (9495 WORDS) English Language Project 1,306 Views
A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN’S INAUGURAL SPEECH, NIGERIA: OUR NATION IN MOURNING

ABSTRACT  Given the fact that communication is chiefly achieved through language, it is therefore important to study and account for how speakers encode their utterances and how meanings are decoded from the utterances during communication. This has made us to attempt a pragmatic analysis of President Goodluck Jonathan’s inaugural speech, Nigeria: Our Nation in Mourning, because of its socio-political importance with a view to accounting for how the president has encoded his utterances...

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A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF SELECTED CARTOONS IN VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

ABSTRACTArtists, especially, cartoonists have made vigorous effort to portray the society by familiarizing people with the on-going events in such society. This work aimed at investigating how pragmatic elements could be deployed to properly interpret the ways in which cartoons and their utterances depict and satirize socio-political realities in Nigeria. In this regard, sixteen “pocket cartoons” were selected from Vanguard editions between June and Sep., 2010 and they were analysed using...

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Anderson Ugwu Premium 72 PAGES (11412 WORDS) English Language Project 1,083 Views
A Pragmatic Analysis Of Slang And Catchy Phrases Used In Some Selected Nigerian Hip-Hop Songs

ABSTRACT Slangy expressions and catchy phrases are deliberately used in hip-hop songs in order to reduce the degree of vulgarity in the content of the song so as not to disrupt society moral norms, and to increase the rate of acceptability of such song amidst listeners, to avoid direct stating of the name of the referent (s) in a satirical song for instance, and also for singers to create a landmark worth discussing even while the song is no longer in vogue. Aside all these, slang forms and ...

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Anderson Ugwu Premium 70 PAGES (14975 WORDS) English Language Project 1,262 Views
A Pragmatic Study Of Newspaper Comic Strips: An Example Of “Efe And Jude”

ABSTRACTIn this study, we undertook a pragmatic study of newspaper comic strips, using “Efe and Jude” as an example. Pragmatics deals mainly with the use of language by a speaker and how the meaning can be interpreted by the hearer. The aim of this research work was to examine the use of language used by Efe and Jude and to explain what was not said by the participants. This research used the random sampling technique to select data from The Punch newspaper between the months of January 2...

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Anderson Ugwu Premium 79 PAGES (13133 WORDS) English Language Essay/Paper 1,170 Views

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