English Literary Studies Final Year Project Research Topics

English Literary Studies Project Topic: English literary research topics I understand can be quite technical than you think but as long as final year project research is concerned, the technically has to be put at bay and allow structure to take its full course. To make this happen, project topics in English literary studies should be chosen following stipulated guidelines for presenting undergraduate project topics and research materials. English literary studies trends is fleeting and changes with time; therefore final year project students of English literary studies should choose project topics that are relevant, dated, time-bound and researchable. The project topics for research in this field are much often tasking and require in-depth research to arrive a considerable conclusion.

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LIST OF ENGLISH LITERARY STUDIES PROJECT TOPICS AND MATERIALS
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THE IMPACT OF PIDGIN ENGLISH ON STUDENTS COMPETENCE IN NIGERIA UNIVERSITY

ABSTRACT This project is an attempt to explore the recurring grave concerning the academic performance of students. Though a large percentage of students in Nigeria learn English as a second language and are instructed in it, the Nigerian pidgin seems to interfere with their acquisition of the language and their performance in it much more than their mother tongues. The impact of pidgin contribute... Continue Reading »

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PERSPECTIVES IN COLONIALISM (IN TRIALS OF DEDAN KIMATHI BY NGUGO WA THIONGO AND SIZWE BANSI IS DEAD BY ATHOL FUGARD)

ABSTRACT Ngugi Wa Thiongo and Micere Mugo’s The Trial of Dedan Kimathi and Athol Fugard’s Sizwe Bansi id Dead treat colonialism, the building and maintaining of colonies in one territory by people from another territory. Colonialism is the child of capitalism and what capitalism seeks out to do is to maximize profit at the expense of labour. This study aims at analysing both texts as r... Continue Reading »

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EFFECTS OF NIGERIAN POPULAR MUSIC ON THE USE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN NIGERIAN STUDENTS (POP, RAP AND REGGAE)

ABSTRACT Due to the fact that English language is the official language of Nigeria, and Nigerian is a multilingual country, English language continues to grow popular every day. The Nigerian music with its high level of spread lately has contributed a great deal in influencing English usage. This research work has aimed to enlighten people on how Nigerian popular music penetrates and affect their ... Continue Reading »

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A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF ATHOL FUGARD’S SIZWE BANSI IS DEAD

ABSTRACT This work studied the discourse analysis of Athol Fugard’sSizweBansi is Dead. The encoded meaning in the conversational exchange among the characters in play has been analyzed through the use of some discourse elements like, turn taking, discourse participant etc. and also some pragmatics elements like context, implicature, reference etc. Chapter one is the general introduction, rel... Continue Reading »

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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. 1.0 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, th... Continue Reading »

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A SOCIOLINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF CLASSROOM INTERACTIONAL PATTERNS IN FEDERAL COLLEGE OF FORESTRY MECHANIZATION, AFAKA-KADUNA

ABSTRACT This study is titled a Sociolinguistic Analysis of Classroom Interactional Patterns in Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka. The data was collected through the use of questionnaires and tape recordings of classroom interactions, which were analyzed using Huge Mehan’s Initiation reply evaluation (IRE) Sequence and John Gumperz Contextualization cues. The study revealed tha... Continue Reading »

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A NEW HISTORICIST APPRAISAL OF SINGLE MOTHERHOOD IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE: A STUDY OF JAMES MCBRIDE’S THE COLOR OF WATER AND MAYA ANGELOU’S ...

ABSTRACT Hardly can there be a discussion on literature without a reference to historical issues. The close relationship between literature and history makes it easier for literary writers to use historical events as raw material for their literary production. African American literary history is a rich history that writers from within and outside America have benefited from in terms of literary p... Continue Reading »

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PREDOMINANT DEVICES USED BY NGUGI WA THIONG’O IN HIS NOVEL WIZARD OF THE CROW AND WHAT HE ACHIEVED BY USING THOSE DEVICES.

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Language is the distinctive quality unique to man. It is what enables man to express him/herself and communicate with his/her fellow man, and it is acquired naturally. According to Fromkin et al “…language is the source of human life and power” (3). They also state that “we use language to convey information to others&he... Continue Reading »

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LEXICO-SEMANTIC NIGERIANISM IN NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED NEWSPAPERS.

CHAPTER ONE GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.0 BACKGROUND TO STUDY The English language in Nigeria is older than the Nigerian nation. It was formally introduced in 1842 by the first batch of missionaries who arrived in Badagry to evangelize as well as educate Nigerians (Tomori, 1981). When a language comes in contact with new environment, for it to survive, it has to adopt and change to reflect the needs of... Continue Reading »

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SATIRE IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN DRAMA: A CASE STUDY OF HARVEST OF CORRUPTION BY FRANK OGODO OGBECHE AND DEATH AND THE KINGS HORSEMAN BY WOLE SOYINKA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the study The literature of people is the one that seeks to discuss, expose and propose solutions to the daily problems of society, be it social, economic, moral, political or otherwise. Since literature is seen as reflecting life, literature and society are inseparable. To a certain extent this inspires literary artists who bring theories into the litera... Continue Reading »

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A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF COMPLIMENTS IN SELECTED NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS

ABSTRACT This study is a pragmatic analysis of the use of compliments in selected Nigerian newspapers. Compliments sourced from the feature article sections of the selected newspapersform the data collected for analysis. The selected compliments are analysed highlighting the contexts in which they were used, while applying the Speech Act theory as propounded by Austin (1962)and the Gricean Maxims ... Continue Reading »

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AN ARTIST AS A HISTORIAN: A NEW HISTORICIST STUDY OF CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S HALF OF A YELLOW SUN AND CHINUA ACHEBE’S THERE WAS A COUNTRY

ABSTRACT This study, “An Artist as a Historian…” set out to examine the historical perspective of the Nigerian Civil War using Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun and Chinua Achebe’s There Was A Country as instances. Using New Historicism as the theoretical framework, the study assessed and examined the historical antecedents of the war as well as the historica... Continue Reading »

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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 circumscribed by narration or telling, all of which are contingent upon various represent... Continue Reading »

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CONFLICTS IN PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP SELECTED AFRICAN TEXT

ABSTRACT Existing studies in different spheres of human endeavour have focused on the negative and destructive potentials of conflict. The scanty attention by literary scholars on conflict as a constructive force implies a gap in knowledge. This study, therefore, investigated the issue of conflict, its forms, bases, positive effects and internal mechanisms for improving inter personal relationship... Continue Reading »

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SEMANTIC STUDY OF SOME LEXICAL ITEMS IN NIGERIAN ENGLISH

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The global spread of the English language led to the position that is now true: that there is no copyright in the use of English since the language no longer belongs numerically to speakers of English as a mother tongue. The effective ownership of any language in effect rests with the people who use it. However multilingual they are, the maj... Continue Reading »

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THE IMPACT OF NIGERIAN PIDGIN ON THE WRITTEN ENGLISH OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

AbstractThis study investigated the effectiveness of Nigerian Pidgin English in Nigerian senior secondary school in Lagos state. The study employed a descriptive survey research design. An instrument titled: Effectiveness of Nigerian Pidgin English in Nigerian Senior Secondary School (ENPENSSS) was used to collect relevant data for the study. The four senior secondary schools involved were selecte... Continue Reading »

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LINGUISTIC STUDY OF SELECTED NIGERIAN CHILDREN’S POETRY IN OSSIE ENEKWE’S GENTLE BIRDS COME TO ME AND IKEOGU OKE’S SONG OF SUCCESS AND OTHER POE...

ABSTRACT Poetic language is the language in which the words are artfully selected and combined in their best order in order to convey thoughts meaningfully. Children’s poetic language is not left out. Children’s poets are more careful in selecting sounds and words in order to achieve a desired effect on the reader. Consequently, the thrust of this study is to highlight the linguistic c... Continue Reading »

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ROLES OF AFRICA WRITERS IN AFRICA SOCIETY, USING ZAINAB ALKALIS “STILL BORN” AND THE “VIRTUOUS WOMEN” AS CASE STUDY

INTRODUCTION The earliest novelist in Africa were men before the advent of female writers in the scene. Then, the male writers portray women as instrument of pleasure and seen as slaves subservient to serves men. Some of the major role ascribe the women mostly were child bearers child rearers and cooks for households. Accordingly, this misconception about the role of women’s roles were releg... Continue Reading »

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A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF SCAM MAILS

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION This chapter presents the general overview of this research work as well as its significance and statement of problems and also possible solution to those problems as this study is aimed to achieve. 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Scam mails are a form of financial fraud in which huge offers of money are made to people provided they pass on bank details and other personal ... Continue Reading »

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NARRATING RACISM: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF JOSEPH CONRAD’S HEART OF DARKNESS AND CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE’S AMERICANAH

ABSTRACT Really, racism against the Black man has had a long history, although it ranks unarguably amongst the most unspeakable crimes in human history. The scourge has been deftly engraved on a discriminatory pyramid of ‘humanity’ raised by the West. Following this pyramid, being Black automatically marks one out for victimisation, and makes the victim ineligible to lay any claim what... Continue Reading »

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