A PRAGMA-DISCOURSE STUDY OF FACE-SAVING AND FACE-THREATENING ACTS ON THE BBC’S HARDTALK INTERVIEW

A PRAGMA-DISCOURSE STUDY OF FACE-SAVING AND FACE-THREATENING ACTS ON THE BBC’S HARDTALK INTERVIEW   ABSTRACT   The media is a powerful tool of influence in societies. Media interviews provide a special platform that showcases how language is used. This study focuses on the Pragmatic concepts of Face-Saving and Face-Threatening Acts on the BBC‘S HardTalk interview. […]

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A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS ON DEVIATION IN ABDUL-KADIR TALIKI’S ANTHOLOGY

A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS ON DEVIATION IN ABDUL-KADIR TALIKI’S ANTHOLOGY ( ALLINHIRAFUL-LUGAWI FI DIYWANI TTALIKIY “TAHNIkATIL- WURRADI FI MADHI KHAIRIL- IBADI”: DIRASAH USLUBIYYAH )   ABSTRACT   This research entitled: “A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS ON DEVIATION IN ABDUL-KADIR TALIKI’S ANTHOLOGY” ( ALLINHIRAFUL-LUGAWI FI DIYWANI- TTALIKIY “TAHNI,ATIL- WURRADI FI MADHI KHAIRIL- IBADI”: DIRASAH USLUBIYYAH ), is a study […]

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AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF SECONDARY SIGNIFICATIONS OF REQUISITION DISCOURSE IN AL-QADI UMAR IBRAHIM’S “HADIQATIL AZHAR”

AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF SECONDARY SIGNIFICATIONS OF REQUISITION DISCOURSE IN AL-QADI UMAR IBRAHIM’S “HADIQATIL AZHAR”   ABSTRACT   This thesis is an Analytical Study of Secondary Significations of Requisition Discourse in Al-Qadi Umar Ibrahim’s “Hadiqatil Azhar”. For the purpose of this work, five chapters were framed to guide the study. In chapter one, the researcher […]

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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LANGUAGE CHOICE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS IN SELECTED MULTILINGUAL SPEECH COMMUNITIES IN NIGERIA

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LANGUAGE CHOICE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS IN SELECTED MULTILINGUAL SPEECH COMMUNITIES IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT Multilingual speech communities may appear similar on the surface yet they are different in several respects. These differences are not visibly manifest until they are investigated. In this regard therefore, the study has selected three (3) multilingual speech […]

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A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF DOCTOR-PATIENT CONVERSATIONS IN SELECTED RURAL HOSPITALS IN KADUNA STATE

A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF DOCTOR-PATIENT CONVERSATIONS IN SELECTED RURAL HOSPITALS IN KADUNA STATE   The use of language in human communication is predicated on social relationships; hence when people converse, they are always aware of the social relationship which determines who controls and directs the conversation. This study focuses on doctor-patient conversations in rural […]

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THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ODE-ONDO OF SOUTH WESTERN NIGERIA, C. 1960-1999

THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ODE-ONDO OF SOUTH WESTERN NIGERIA, C. 1960-1999   The study examines the role of women in the development of Ode-Ondo, Southwestern Nigeria from 1960 to 1999. It discusses the rolewomen played in both formal and informal socio-economic activities, which involved:agriculture, trade, handicraft, education, healthcare services and associations.The […]

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FOLKTALES AND MORAL INSTRUCTION: A THEMATIC ANALYSIS OF HAUSA WOMEN TALES IN KUMBOTSO LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN KANO STATE

FOLKTALES AND MORAL INSTRUCTION: A THEMATIC ANALYSIS OF HAUSA WOMEN TALES IN KUMBOTSO LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN KANO STATE   This study examines the important moral, traditional, education, etc. roles Hausa women folktales bequeathed to children. It seeks to analyse how tales contribute to the moral development of the Hausa child as well as establish the […]

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ASSESSING “NOMA TUSHEN ARZIKI” TELEVISION PROGRAMME FOR SMALL-SCALE FARMING DEVELOPMENT

ASSESSING “NOMA TUSHEN ARZIKI” TELEVISION PROGRAMME FOR SMALL-SCALE FARMING DEVELOPMENT IN DU DISTRICT, JOS SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT, PLATEAU STATE   This dissertation assesses “Noma Tushen Arziki” television programme for small-scale farming development in Du district of Jos South Local Government of Plateau state. Acknowledging the fact that the programme was initiated by Plateau Radio Television […]

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COLONIAL ECONOMY OF IBI AND WUKARI DIVISIONS, 1900-1960

COLONIAL ECONOMY OF IBI AND WUKARI DIVISIONS, 1900-1960   ABSTRACT   This study analyses the impact of the Colonial Economy on Ibi and Wukari Divisions during the period 1900 to 1960. It examines the history of change in the economies and societies that make up Ibi and Wukari Divisions. Thus, it focuses on the socio-economic […]

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A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF SELECTED YORUBA EUPHEMISMS

A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF SELECTED YORUBA EUPHEMISMS   ABSTRACT This research preoccupies itself mainly with the pragmatic analysis of the use of euphemisms in Yoruba language. It sets out to examine euphemisms as used by Yoruba speakers and to analyse the dynamics that govern their use by identifying the direct and indirect acts performed by […]

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A POSTMODERNIST REPRESENTATION IN BEN OKRI’S THE FAMISHED ROAD AND FLOWERS AND SHADOWS

A POSTMODERNIST REPRESENTATION IN BEN OKRI’S THE FAMISHED ROAD AND FLOWERS AND SHADOWS ABSTRACT This dissertation titled: A postmodernist Representation in Ben Okri’s The Famished Road and Flowers and Shadows is premised on the argument that irrespective of their individual themes, novels are significant mechanisms of presentation or representation of thoughts and ideas through semblances […]

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AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF SECONDARY SIGNIFICATIONS OF REQUISITION DISCOURSE IN AL-QADI UMAR IBRAHIM’S “HADIQATIL AZHAR”

AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF SECONDARY SIGNIFICATIONS OF REQUISITION DISCOURSE IN AL-QADI UMAR IBRAHIM’S “HADIQATIL AZHAR”   ABSTRACT     This thesis is an Analytical Study of Secondary Significations of Requisition Discourse in Al-Qadi Umar Ibrahim’s “Hadiqatil Azhar”. For the purpose of this work, five chapters were framed to guide the study. In chapter one, the […]

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ETUDE COMPAREE DE LA COMMUNICATION NON VERBALE EN FRANÇAIS ET EN TIV

ETUDE COMPAREE DE LA COMMUNICATION NON VERBALE EN FRANÇAIS ET EN TIV   ABSTRACT     Communication, be it verbal or non verbal, has remained a powerful instrument for expressing the cultural identity of a given society. This is why it is often difficult to have two languages sharing the same cultural expressions especially in […]

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A LINGUISTIC STUDY OF IDIOMS AND PROVERBS IN SELECTED LITERARY WORKS OF ALIYU KAMAL

A LINGUISTIC STUDY OF IDIOMS AND PROVERBS IN SELECTED LITERARY WORKS OF ALIYU KAMAL   ABSTRACT   Every language often reveals what the people who use it see, feel and think; what they can talk about, and how they organize the world around them. Idioms and Proverbs are linguistic elements that address the heart of […]

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A LINGUISTIC STUDY OF THE THEMES, FUNCTIONS AND AESTHETIC DEVICES OF SELECTED IGBO PROVERBS

A LINGUISTIC STUDY OF THE THEMES, FUNCTIONS AND AESTHETIC DEVICES OF SELECTED IGBO PROVERBS   Among the Igbo people of South Eastern Nigeria, the art of conversation is regarded very highly and proverbs are seen as “abubo e ji eri okwu” that is (condiments to speech) or literally defined as “the palm oil and salt […]

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A PHONETICAL STUDY OF SEGMENTAL PHONEMES IN AL-AMIN AHMAD HAMZA’S POETRY

A PHONETICAL STUDY OF SEGMENTAL PHONEMES IN AL-AMIN AHMAD HAMZA’S POETRY   ABSTRACT   This research titled: (A PHONETICAL STUDY OF SEGMENTAL PHONEMES IN AL-AMIN AHMAD HAMZA’S POETRY) consist of four chapters and conclusion. The introduction mentioned the objectives, Significance, literary review, Scope and Methodology of the research, followed by a detailed information about the […]

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ASSESSING THE INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS (A CASE STUDY OF TAMALE POLYTECHNIC)

ASSESSING THE INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS (A CASE STUDY OF TAMALE POLYTECHNIC)   ABSTRACT   There have been several cases of embezzlement of funds and misuse of resources in Public institutions though such institutions have several rules and control measures to Guide their operations. The main purpose of the research was to assess […]

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A PHONOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE TWO-WORD STAGE OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

A PHONOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE TWO-WORD STAGE OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION; A CASE STUDY OF AN ENGLISH-HAUSA   ABSTRACT   Human language is primarily characterized by sounds formed and produced by the Organs of Speech. This dissertation entitled; “A Phonological Description of the Two-Word Stage of Language Acquisition: A Case Study of an English-Hausa Bilingual” particularly […]

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AN ANALYSIS OF SELECTED ROYAL COURT SONGS OF ZAZZAU EMIRATE

AN ANALYSIS OF SELECTED ROYAL COURT SONGS OF ZAZZAU EMIRATE   ABSTRACT   This research explores the court praise songs of Zazzau Emirate. This particular research focuses its attention on who are these singers, what are their songs about and what constitute the themes and the literary styles employed in their royal court songs.The study […]

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