MAGIC POETRY: A STUDY OF ARUGBA INVOCATION IN OSUN OSOGBO FESTIVAL

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MAGIC POETRY: A STUDY OF ARUGBA INVOCATION IN OSUN OSOGBO FESTIVAL   CHAPTER ONE 1.1  INTRODUCTION It is said that literature reflects life, whether in oral or written works of art. The Eurocentric scholars believe that African is with neither culture nor history which leads this research into some scholar’s definition of culture Harris (1971, p1) […]

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CORRUPTION AND VICTIMIZATION IN ISIDORE OKPEWHOTIDES AND ANTHONY ABAGHA’S CHILDREN OF OLOIBIRI

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CORRUPTION AND VICTIMIZATION IN ISIDORE OKPEWHOTIDES AND ANTHONY ABAGHA’S CHILDREN OF OLOIBIRI CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Oxford Advanced Learner’scorruption as Dictiona dishonest or illegal behaviour, especially of people in authority. In philosophical, theological or moral discussions, corruption is spiritual or moral impurity or deviation from an ideal. In economy, corruption is payment […]

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

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A LEXICO-SYNTACTIC ANALYSIS OF ERRORS IN SELECTED YORUBA FILM SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Syntax is a technical name of the branch of linguistics is concerned with the ways which words can be combined together to form phrases and sentences. It deals with the principles that determine the ways […]

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A SOCIO LINGUISTIC STUDY OF CODE MIXING AND CODE SWITCHING IN NIGERIAN INSTITUTION

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A SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDY OF CODE MIXING AND CODE SWITCHING IN NIGERIAN INSTITUTION CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1      Background of the study One aspect of language study that attracts much attention today is sociolinguistics. It examines the use of language by considering social parameter. This field is relatively wide and it encompasses a lot of variables like the […]

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USE OF NIGERIAN PIDGIN ENGLISH IN IPODO AND ALADE MARKETS

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INTRODUCTION A pidgin is a reduced language that results from extended contact between groups of people with no language in common. It evolves when they need some verbal communication, perhaps for trade but no group learns the native language of any other group for social reasons that may include lack of trust or of close contact. A typical definition […]

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ACVIEVING UNITY AND COHERENCE THROUGH CONTRADICTIONS IN THE NOVELS OF ACHEBE, IYAYI AND HABILA

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ABSTRACT This study attempts an exploration of how unity and coherence through contradictions are achieved in Achebe‟sThings Fall Apart, Iyayi‟s Violence and Habila‟s Measuring Time. It is significant to state that the choice of these texts is informed by the need to comprehend how various generations of Nigerian writers have negotiated the contradictions, tensions, distortions and challenges, which […]

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