An Exploration of Edda Folklores: Function and Literary Paradigm

An Exploration of Edda Folklores: Function and Literary Paradigm


Folktales are very popular and common in Edda. Infact, of all the genres of oral literature, it is the one that most adequately fulfils the entertainment and educational function of oral literature.

It does not have that restriction which form and usage impose on proverbs, riddles, legends. Folktales have no fixed form. This is because the folktale admits a lot of improvisations which show a particular narrator’s ingenuity or skill. What is usually constant may be a story line and the ultimate moral that a particular tale carries, The number and length of episodes vary according to the age of the audience. [Read more…]

Emergence and Decline of Egbela Cult

Emergence and Decline of Egbela Cult in Edda Afikpo South Local Government Area.

Chapter One

  • Introduction

1.1       Background of the Study

1.2       Statement of Problem

1.3       Purpose of the Study

1.4       Significance of the Study                                                                                           1.5     Scope and Delimitation of the Study

1.6      Limitations of the Study

1.7       Research Question


  • Literature Review

2.1       Theoretical Review

2.2       The Emergence of Egbela cult

2.3 The Significance of the cult to the Edda man

2.4       Initiation into Egbela cult

2.5       The Decline of Egbela cult

2.6       The factors Responsible for the Decline of  Egbela

  • Empirical Review
  • Summary


  • Research methodology
    • Research design             Research instrument

3.3       Method of Data collection

3.4       Area of the Study

3.5       Research Population

3.5       Method of Data Analysis


  • Data Analysis

4.1       The Egbela cult Data presentation


  • Summary

5.1       Findings

5.2       Recommendations

5.3       Conclusion


References     [Read more…]

Effects of Mother Tongue Interference in the Study of English Language in Secondary Schools

The Effects of Mother Tongue Interference in the Study of English Language in Secondary Schools in Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State


The literature review in this study is organized as follows:-

  1. Brief history of the development of teaching and learning of English language in Nigeria.
  2. The medium of communication
  3. Interference of second language.
  4. Language uses in Nigeria.

Brief History of Development of Teaching and Learning of English Language in Nigeria.

The term English is often in its most sense referred to the language of England and of southern Scotland from a historical view point. it is commonly known that during the 5th century AD, the entomic tribes invaded Britain whose tribes comprised the Jutes, Anglos and the Saxons.

Later, Anglo-saxon civilization came into existence from the word Anglos, two other words, English and English were derived. This English originally meant the language of the Anglos and their kindred tribe (Baugh 2005.52). [Read more…]