Faculty of Arts

 

Through many centuries of the tradition of university education, the Liberal Arts have been known to constitute the foundation of knowledge and of intellectual development. In offering courses in English, French, Russian, Italian, Igbo, Yoruba, Linguistics, History, Philosophy and General Studies

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Recent Submissions

  • Metaphor of Time in Ebenezer Obey Songs: A Pragmatic Analysis 

    Sobola, E. (Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, 2016)
    Music is an agent of socialisation which portrays cultural heritage of a group of people through the use of language that reflects philosophical thought, social and linguistic background of a group of people in a figurative ...
  • Argumentative Patterns in President Goodluck Jonathan’s Inaugural Speech 

    Sobola, E (Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, 2013)
    Political discourse is an effective tool in the hand of political actors useful for handling sensitive political issues that affect a part of society or society as a whole. Every political actor uses political discourse ...
  • An Analysis of Illocutionary Force of Metaphor of Abuse in a Nollywood Movie – House of Trouble 

    Sobola, E (Department of English, Ekiti State University, Nigeria, 2018)
    This paper investigates the illocutionary force of metaphor of abuse in a Nollywood movie House of Trouble, which is a Nigerian movie produced in English with elements of sociolinguistic background of the setting of the ...
  • A Conceptual Mapping of Metaphors in a Nollywood Film - Ẹ̀lúkú Ìràwọ̀ 

    Sobola, E (Department of Linguistic, African and Asian Studies, University of Lagos, 2019)
    Film is one of the effective tools used in communicating cultures through language use in a speech community, and such language is enriched with metaphorical expressions. The use of language in film is a reflection of ...
  • INTRODUCTION TO DISCOURSE ANALYSIS 

    Osoba, S; Sobola, E (Faculty of Languages, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, 2014)
    There is often an interchange of language and discourse by learners in the linguistic and literary fields in the attempt to account for the use of language in various fields of study. In this chapter, we explicate discourse, ...
  • Meaning in Metaphors Used in Nollywood Films: A Lexical Concept Integration 

    Sobola, Eniayo (Language Research Institute, Sejong University, 2019)
    This paper examines contributions of the semantic potential of lexical items in the metaphorical expressions used in Nollywood films towards realisation of the intended meaning. Metaphor can be described as a semantic ...
  • The Relevance of Metaphors to Sociolinguistic Meaning in Nollywood Movies 

    Sobola, Eniayo (Department of English, University of Lagos, 2019)
    This paper examines the relevance of metaphors in the interrogation of sociolinguistic meaning in the language of selected Nollywood movies. Metaphors are explored through the concept of context as an analytical framework ...
  • A SYNTACTIC STUDY OF CONCEPTUAL METAPHORS IN NOLLYWOOD MOVIES 

    Sobola, Eniayo; Agboola, Olubunmi (Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, 2016)
    Syntax deals with structural arrangement of grammatical elements in phrases, clauses and sentences. It does not only involve words ordering in a sentence: it also investigates the relationship between the forms of words ...
  • The Changing Conception of Elderhood in Ibadan, 1830-2000 

    Adeboye, O. (Nordic Journal of African Studies, 2007)
    This article investigates the changes in the local conception of elderhood and the deployment of the idiom of age in Ibadan. It identifies the factors responsible for the changes: namely, militarism and patronage (in the ...
  • Iku Ya J’Esin: Politically Motivated Suicide, Social Honor and Chieftaincy Politics in Early Colonial Ibadan 

    Adeboye, O.; Adeboye, O. (Canadian Journal of African Studies, 2007)
    Suicide is generally regarded as an anti-social behavior. It is, perhaps, for this reason that sociologists and psychologists, among other experts, have been interested in studying the incidence of suicide in many societies. ...
  • Arrowhead of Nigerian Pentecostalism: The Redeemed Christian Church of God, 1952-2004 

    Adeboye, O. (Pneuma: Journal of the Society of Pentecostal Studies, 2007)
    This is a historical study of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), an indigenous and fast-growing Pentecostal church in Nigeria. The recent explosion in the church is presented here as a response to both local and ...
  • Pentecostal Challenges in Africa and Latin America: A Comparative Focus on Nigeria and Brazil 

    Adeboye, O. (Afrika Zamani, 2003)
    Latin America and Africa are among the continents that have experienced a Pentecostal explosion within the last half century. In fact, each of the case studies for this paper, Nigeria and Brazil, has a very vibrant and ...
  • Principle of Impeachment in the Public office: An Islamic Perspective 

    Adegoke, K.A. (Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions (NASR), Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria., 2006)
    Principle of impeachments in the public office in the democratic government could be traced to the constitutional theory of the United States of America in 1789. Prior to the time when this principle of impeachment was ...
  • A Re-evaluation of the relationship between Islam and natural Science: Human Embryonic and Fetal development as a Case Study 

    Adegoke, K.A. (Nigerian Association for the Study and teaching of Religion and Natural Sciences (NASTRENS), University of Ilorin Press, Ilorin, Nigeria., 2006)
    Islam is a comprehensive and perfect way of human life as it leaves nothing untouched about affairs of the physical world and the next world in under to offer the guidance and instruction to humanity. It provides useful ...
  • Problem of Evil and Headship of God in Yoruba, Christianity and Islamic Beliefs 

    Adegoke, K.A. (Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions (NASR), Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria., 2005)
    Concept of evil and headship of'God is one of'the seriously debated issues in the-ancient as, wel-l as contemporary-period among religious scholars and philosophers. The problems of evil become more serious among religionists ...
  • Place of Muslim Woman under the Shari'ah and Modern Societal Challenges 

    Adegoke, K.A. (Ahmadu Bello University Press, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria., 2009)
    Women form the largest percentage of people in every human society. This development made them having influence on other members of the society such as husbands, children and other male gender in human society. The place ...
  • Shari'ah Issue in the Contemporary Nigeria, 1979-2003 

    Adegoke, K.A. (Nigeria Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies (NATAIS), 2009)
    Shari'ali legal system has been existing in Nigerian society since the pre-colonial days and it did not pose threats to the peace and harmony of the country until the contemporary Nigeria when the Shari'ah issues became a ...
  • Islam and Chieftaincy Institution in the Sokoto Caliphate 

    Adegoke, K.A. (Obafemi Awolowo University in conjunction with Centre for Black Arts and African Civilization (CBAAC), 2010)
    There is no doubt that religion has an extraordinary power to influence the chieftaincy institution in the African society as it serves as a vital means of shaping and moulding the lives of people within a society. This ...
  • From Agrarian to Consumerism: The African Environment 

    Ajiola, F.O.; Olusola, A.O. (Faculty of Arts University of Lagos., 2017)
    One major problem facing contemporary African humanity is closely associated with the careless exploitation of nature. Modernization, industrialization and urbanization of African cities through unwholesome exploitation ...
  • Islamic Teacher Education Curriculum in Nigeria: Challenges of 21st Century 

    Adegoke, K.A. (Faculty of Education, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria, 2010)
    Islamic teacher education's curriculum in Nigerian schools has been facing a lot of challenges which are adversely affecting the successful handling of the teaching-learning exercise of the subject in Nigerian schools. ...

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