The Role Of English Language In Nigeria Essays

  • Multilingualism Essay

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    NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES COURSE CODE: ENG 454 COURSE TITLE: MULTILINGUALISM 1 COURSE GUIDE ENG 454 MULTILINGUALISM Course Team: Dr. Taiwo Abioye (Course Developer/Writer) – Covenant Prof. Kunle Adeniran (Editor) – UI Dr. I. Omolara Daniel (Programme Leader) – NOUN Mr. Theodore O. Iyere (Course Coordinator) – NOUN NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA 2 National Open University of Nigeria Headquarters 14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way Victoria Island Lagos

  • Minit-Lube Case Study

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    Nigeria (i/naɪˈdʒɪəriə/), officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. The three largest and most influential ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. In terms

  • Purple Hibiscus Essay

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    examination of the role of nature and culture in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus. This essay will focus on the theme of hybridisation which arises from the book’s title, Purple Hibiscus. The novel follows the story of fifteen year old Kambili Achike’s journey from childhood to maturity and how she navigates the polarities of nature and culture. For the purpose of this essay, “nature” refers to physical setting in which the story takes place and “culture” will focus on language and food. A

  • Nollywood: the Influence of the Nigerian Movie Industry

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    industry “Nollywood” has had a profound influence on African culture. The Nigerian accents, style of dress, and behavioral idiosyncrasies, all of which are distinctly Nigeria, are now being transmitted as images around the globe. The medium of film has come to be directly associated with the culture industry. In Nigeria such a role for the film industry is still evolving. However, certain factors are altering the profile of what could be regarded as the country's culture, while the film industry

  • Igbo Culture Essay

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    Igbo Culture Research Paper Lucas Fancello English 2 Mrs. Peron March 9, 2012 Abstract The Igbo land is the home of the Igbo people and it covers most of Southeast Nigeria. Due to the diversity of the Igbo people, it is impossible to generalize about a pure Igbo art style. The religion follows the belief that is one greater, called Chukwu. An Igbo offspring is a product of his father's lineage. At any village function, the titled man or a village head is presented

  • A Stylistic Analysis of Selected Poems in Segun Adekoya’s ‘Here and There’

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    study has been conducted within the theoretical framework of M.A.K Halliday’s Systemic Functional Linguistics, with particular reference to his concepts of form, substance and context, on which Leech and Shorts (1981) have based their four levels of language description, such as syntax, semantics, phonology and graphology. Against this background, this study explores the phonological, graphological, lexico-semantic and syntactic features inherent in the selected poems, and then explains how each of the

  • Citizenship in Nigeria

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    Citizenship and Identity Citizenship Politics in Nigeria Conference Proceedings CLEEN FOUNDATION , FOUND TION, OUNDA Lagos, Nigeria SPONSOR Ford Foundation First published in 2009 by: CLEEN Foundation Lagos Office: 21, Akinsanya Street Taiwo Bus-Stop Ojodu Ikeja, 100281 Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria Tel: 234-1-7612479 Fax: 234-1-2303230 Abuja Office: 26, Bamenda Street, off Abidjan Street Wuse Zone 3, Abuja, Nigeria Tel: 234-9-7817025, 8708379 E-mail: Website:

  • Galileo Galilei's Reasons: Mathematics Is The Key To Understanding Science

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    Galileo Galilei’s quote: “Mathematics is the language that God has written in the universe” can be interpreted in two ways. The first explanation would be that Galileo believed mathematics was the “universal language”, while the second understanding would be that he believed mathematics was found everywhere in the universe and therefore was the “key to understanding science”. Although, the knower agrees with the notion that mathematics is the universal language, he or she does not support the idea that

  • The Dying of Languages Under Urbanization

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    Dying of Languages under Urbanization As the world is increasingly globalized and homogenized, many of those languages spoken by people will likely disappear. Many small communities are gradually abandoning their native tongues in favor of dominant languages such as English, Spanish or Mandarin. According to the research, there are about 7,000 languages in the world. However, 80 percent of the world population speaks only 83 of the 7000 different languages (Harrison 14). Those languages which are

  • Igala People in the Usa

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    Geographical Location: Igala is the language spoken by the people located within the triangle formed by the confluence of the rivers Niger and Benue in Kogi State of Nigeria. 'The Igala people are found east of the confluence of these rivers. The land is bounded on the west by River Niger, on the east by Enugu State, the south by Anambra State,on the north Benue/Nassarawa States. It is 120 kilometers wide and 160 kilometers long. It is located approximately between latitudes 6°30' and 8°

  • Ahmed Yerima’s Attahiru: Lack of the Use of Women in Re-Telling History

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    Ahmed Yerima’s Attahiru: Lack of the Use of Women in re-telling History Ewejobi Dorcas Iranwo-oluwa ABSTRACT History is the source of life, the fuel of our future. It has served as a cogent tool in documenting the Nigerian Past; which seems to be fast moving into the shadows. This paper takes a critical look at Ahmed Yerima’s Attahiru and its reasons for the zero use of women in representation history. It seeks to unveil the mirror reflection of women in history as portrayed in Attahiru

  • Influence of Single Parenting on Academic Motivation

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    INFLUENCE OF SINGLE-PARENTING ON THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF ADOLESCENTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS: IMPLICATIONS FOR COUNSELLING By S. O. Salami and E. A. Alawode Department of Guidance and Counselling University of Ibadan, Ibadan Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of single parenting on the academic achievement of adolescent in secondary schools in Ejigbo Local Government Area of Osun State. Descriptive survey research design was employed. A total of 100 Senior Secondary

  • Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin White Masks: a Study on Identity Crisis

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    Sam Antony II MA English, St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangalore, Karnataka Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin White Masks: A Study on Identity Crisis Introduction Frantz Fanon (1925 -1961) was a writer, psychiatrist, revolutionary, and pioneer of anti and post colonial thought. He was born in the Caribbean islands of Martinique, which was then and as it is still today, an overseas department of France. He received a middle class education and while on the

  • Igbo Proverbs And Philosophy

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    location in Nigeria. THE IGBO RACE The Igbo race is made up of Nigerians living in a geographical area known as the South East area of Nigeria. The area is made up of five states besides traces of the Igbo speaking people that exhibit Igbo traits in some surrounding states like Delta and Rivers. The five Igbo states (South East States), are Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo. The Igbo people, that is the people of Igbo race, speak Igbo language which, apart from the official language, English, is one

  • Purple Hibiscus Essay

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    e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845. www.Iosrjournals.Org Language and Ideology in Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus. Lawal M. Olusola1 Lawal,Fatai Alabi2. 1 College of Humanities and Culture, Department of Language and Linguistics, Osun State University, Ikire Campus, Nigeria. 2 Department of English and Literary Studies, College of Education, Maru,Zamfara State, Nigeria. Abstract: Exclusive and unique set of words, in language, are imperative and indispensable on occasions when serious

  • The Challenges of Nigerian Graduating Student in Skill and Value

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    proper outlining and better understanding. The ways of handling the anomalies was also stated towards the end of the paper. This would give answers to questions begging for an answer on the anomalies discussed. It was also written in simple English for the understanding of all who come across it. The challenges for university graduates are enormous. Here they are given due consideration and outlined as follows; Factor 1-PARENTAL FACTOR Parental pressure

  • Culture and Language in African Literature

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    CULTURE AND LANGUAGE IN AFRICAN LITERATURE: A STUDY OF CHINUA ACHEBE’S ARROW OF GOD By Mahfouz A. Adedimeji ( Department of English, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria. Culture and Language in African Literature: A Study of Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God Mahfouz A. Adedimeji Abstract There is a symbiotic relationship between language, culture and literature as each reinforces, projects and distills the other. The need for the projection of African culture had informed

  • Summary of Famous Works of Literature

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    1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. The structural elements of poems include the line, couplet, strophe and stanza. Poets combine the use of language and a specific structure to create imaginative and expressive work. The forms of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings poem is described as a lyric that write in combine Quintets and Quatrains stanzas. As lyric form categories, I Know Why the Caged

  • Freedom of Expression and Sedition

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  • Communicative Language Teaching: the Secondary School Level.

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    DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND FRENCH BAYERO UNIVERSITY KANO ENG 8317: REASEARCH METHOD AND SEMINAR MUSA BABA SPS/11/MEN/00005 Communicative Language Teaching: Achieving communicative competence at the Secondary School level. Being a Seminar Paper presented to the department of English and French March, 2013. Introduction For decades many applied linguists with a primary interest in the theory of language acquisition and the theory of language testing gave their valuable contribution to the