Towards Decolonizing the Female Mind

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Lilian Ohanedozi

Towards Decolonizing the Female Mind

 

There is need for change in Africa. There is need for the African woman to unlearn certain habits imbibed from childhood through parental and societal trainings anchored deeply on patriarchal postulations. This is imperative especially in raising the modern day child to avoid the transference of such negative traits to the younger generation if we are to create a better world for Africans. We need to decolonize our minds. Take for instance the girl child ...

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What Really is Feminism?

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What is Feminism? Why are some people giving feminism a bad name? The answer is simple: Ignorance. Feminism is not that rude woman or girl you know. Feminism is not hating men, feminism is not synonymous to lesbianism, a woman’s sexual preference doesn’t make her a feminist.  Feminism is not a war or an attack on men. Any woman who hates men is a misandrist and not a feminist. Feminism and Misandry are not the same.

Your wife disrespecting you is ...

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The Helper is now without Help

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My Question today is when did the table turn? Who recreated these roles? What’s going on in our homes?

I have been reading a lot of crap about house chores and I see people typing if the man wants to “help” let him help with house chores it’s not his job, then whose job is it. Who did God create as the helper? God created Adam alone at first because he made him capable of hunting and cooking his own food ...

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Marital Rape and the Bride Price in Nigeria

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Marital Rape and the Bride Price

Lilian Ohanedozi

Marital rape is an issue that is grossly neglected especially in Nigeria, in fact a lot of people in Nigeria heard the term for the first time when I made a Facebook post on it. And as usual I was verbally attacked by both men and women. Some questioned the reason behind the post and dismissed it because Marital rape is not a criminal offence in the constitution but it should be and that’s ...

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Limitations of the Leech and Grice Principles in Achebe’s Arrow of God

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LIMITATIONS OF THE LEECH AND GRICE POLITENESS AND COPERATIVE PRINCIPLES IN CHINUA ACHEBE’S ARROW OF GOD

OHANEDOZI, LILIAN .C

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES

UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT

PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA

EMAIL: yellowsun171@gmail.com

 

ABSTRACT

 

The cooperative principles describe how best effective communication is to be achieved between participants. It is believed to play a regulative role in communication. Politeness principles emphasize a consideration of the relationship between self and other in communication.  However, this study shows that the cooperative principle and the politeness maxims cannot be applied in ...

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Sociolinguistic Dilemma of Nigerian Users of English; Factors Influencing Language Choice

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THE SOCIOLINGUISTIC DILEMMA OF THE NIGERIAN USERS OF ENGLISH AND THE FACTORS INFLUENCING LANGUAGE CHOICE.

Lilian Ohanedozi

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA
EMAIL: yellowsun171@gmail.com

 

ABSTRACT
This study is an examination of the factors influencing the choice of language use in different contexts by Nigerian users of English. The method used was the descriptive analysis which entails listing and explaining the factors influencing language choice. It is observed that environmental factors, psychological factors, social factors and cultural factors ...

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Chomsky versus Jackendoff; Generative and Interpretive Semantics

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CHOMSKY VERSUS JACKENDOFF: AN EXAMINATION OF THE GENERATIVE AND INTERPRETIVE APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF SEMANTICS
OHANEDOZI LILIAN. C
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
P.M.B 5323 RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA
EMAIL: yellowsun171@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
This paper is an examination of generative and interpretive semantics which are the two controversial approaches to the study of semantics. It is observed that generative semantics as championed by Chomsky firmly stated that semantics (meaning) cannot be separated from syntax while the interpretive approach arguably, ...

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Tribalism: our Racism in Nigeria

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Tribalism have become a rising threat to Nigeria’s unity.

Tribalism is our own racism in Nigeria. You would think we would get past it but how can we? When in different parts of the country people are being killed simply because they are from other tribes; when we teach our children to hate their neighbours before they even know who they are. You see people comfortably dishing out advice that are completely damaging to other tribes. You hear things like “fear ...

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Tips on How to Effectively Raise Male and Female Children

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To mothers out there,

A Few Suggestions on How to Raise Boys and Girls

It’s expedient that we raise the modern day child in a way that is useful, productive and innovative such that they can become solutions and not problems to themselves and to the society at large. Please let’s  start raising our sons and daughters differently. We have all grown up and seen life differently, hence the need to do things differently. If women share the greater responsibility of raising ...

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