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Speech Acts and Ideology in Select Nigerian Legal Discourse
AC Ezeife
African Research Review , 2010,
Abstract: Since linguistic investigations have proved that ideology is woven in our everyday linguistic interaction, the speech acts can portray such beliefs. Affidavit, on the other hand expresses facts for official and record purposes, as a result, there is a conceived inherent notion held in the interaction. As well, numerous studies on Nigerian legal discourse have largely concerned themselves with its stylistic and pragmatic features, but none of these have worked within the constraint of a model like speech acts to show that the ideological position of affidavit is apparent in its linguistic approach. This paper is therefore interested in filling this gap, concentrating only on speech acts in affidavits. The study is significant in that it shows how a legally and socially situated text such as affidavit is ‘not perfectly free’ of the ideological groups of its originators and time. This paper therefore, investigates fifteen affidavits of three different subject matters - affidavit of loss, affidavit of change of ownership and affidavit of personal identification. The paper concludes that ideological representations in affidavits, in addition to showing the bases of the terminology and aiding their meanings, reveal how speech acts account for acts which language may be used to perform.
School Size as a Factor in the Academic Achievement of Elementary School Students  [PDF]
Kerry Reimer Jones, Anthony Nnajiofor Ezeife
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2011.28131
Abstract: This study empirically assessed the relationship between school size and academic achievement of elementary school students in Ontario, Canada. Utilizing data from the Ontario provincial standardized test, the Educational Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), the results of 541 schools from ten school boards, were studied. A One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) indicated that overall, there was no statistically significant correlation between school size and student achievement. However, there were significant correlations with respect to levels of performance in both Grades three and six in some curricular areas. Also, further analysis at each independent achievement level revealed that the mean percentage of students achieving at stipulated provincial standards in Grade three writing and in Grade six reading, writing and mathematics were highest in large sized schools (schools with more than 420 students). Results further indicated that the mean percentage of students performing above provincial standards in Grade six reading and writing was also highest in large schools. Students in medium sized schools (between 246 and 420 students) also had the highest mean percentage of students performing above provincial standards in Grade three writing and in Grade six mathematics. The limitations and implications of the results are discussed, and relevant suggestions made.
Research in theology in the digital age: Opportunities and limitations
AC Neele
Acta Theologica , 2011,
Abstract: Digital text repositories in the field of theology and history, including the works of John Calvin (1509-1564), are promising tools assisting scholars with comprehensive search capabilities, collaborative projects, annotations, and editing options. This paper discusses a case study of the opportunities and limitations of online scholarly archives of primary sources concerning the works of Calvin with particular attention to research, education, and publication.
Income Support and the Promotion of the Rights of the Elderly in Lesotho
AC Nyanguru
African Anthropologist , 2003,
Abstract: The low economic status of the elderly has been recognized and yet little research has been carried out in this area. The poverty of old people translates into poor health and nutrition, high levels of risk, problems of generating income, acute difficulties in sustaining the burdens brought by HIV and AIDS, migration, conflict, and the loss of land-based assets, violence and psychological pressures. The purpose of the study was to investigate how the rights of older people were realized. It reports on the rights to independence that ensures income security and access to food, shelter etc. The paper reports on a study conducted among a sample of 150 persons aged 60 years and above. The sample was drawn from an urban area (Maseru) and among the rural residents of Berea and Roma (30-40 km from Maseru). A questionnaire was administered by university students and took about one hour to administer. The main areas studied were the reported cash income and its sources, source of income in an emergency and the respondents' satisfaction with levels of the same. The study showed that slightly less than three-quarters of the rural elderly and slightly more than half of the urban elderly had incomes less than the minimum wage specified then. Urban incomes were higher. Two-fifths of respondents were unemployed, with an equal number mostly employed in manual and low paying jobs. A number largely depended on remittances or charity. There were no significant differences in satisfaction with incomes between the rural and urban elderly in spite of the significant differences in the same. The policy implications of the findings are discussed. The African Anthropologist Vol.10(2) 2003: 154-179
Prevention And Control Of Tuberculosis
AC Okoh
Benin Journal of Postgraduate Medicine , 2009,
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Pediatric HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: emerging issues and way forward
AC Ubesie
African Health Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: Background: Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest burden of pediatric HIV in the world. Global target has been set for eradication of pediatric HIV by 2015 but there are still so many complex issues facing HIV infected and affected children in the sub-continent. Objective: To review the current and emerging challenges facing pediatric HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa; and proffer solutions that could help in tackling these challenges. Method: A Medline literature search of recent publications was performed to identify articles on “pediatric HIV”, “HIV and children”, “HIV and infants”, “HIV and adolescents” in sub-Saharan Africa. Result: There are a number of challenges and emerging complex issues facing children infected and affected by HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. These include late presentation, limited access to pediatric HIV services, delayed diagnosis, infant feeding choices, malnutrition, limited and complex drug regimen, disclosure, treatment failure and reproductive health concerns. A holistic cost effective preventive, diagnostic and treatment strategies are required in order to eliminate pediatric HIV in SSA. Conclusion: HIV infected children and their families in sub-Saharan Africa face myriad of complex medical and psychosocial issues. A holistic health promotional approach is being advocated as the required step for eradication of pediatric HIV in Africa.
Post-Reformation Reformed sources and children
AC Neele
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2008,
Abstract: This article suggests that the topic “children” received considerable attention in the post-Reformation era – the period of CA 1565-1725. In particular, the author argues that the post-Reformation Reformed sources attest of a significant interest in the education and parenting of children. This interest not only continued, but intensified during the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation when much thought was given to the subject matter. This article attempts to appraise the aim of post-Reformation Reformed sources on the topic “children.” HTS Theological Studies Vol. 64 (1) 2008: pp. 653-664
Historical narrative and wisdom. Towards preaching Esther “for such a time as this”.
AC Leder
Acta Theologica , 2011,
Abstract: This article considers the problem of preaching OT historical narrative from the point of view of the depiction of God’s participation in the drama. It suggests that historical narrative in general depicts a God who reveals himself infrequently, that his presence is normally veiled, and that the reader often has more information about God than the characters in the narrative. The discussion then focuses on Esther where God is resolutely veiled, even from the reader, were it not for the inter-textual references which the competent reader of OT historical narrative will discern. The article suggests that biblical wisdom literature, which discerns God’s veiled presence without respect to acts in history, can be employed to profitably preach Esther in a world where God is present, but readers experience him as veiled. The article ends with suggestions for a series of sermons on Esther.
Perceptions about the aetiology, treatment and prevention of convulsions in under-five children in Rumphi
AC Munthali
Malawi Medical Journal , 2003,
Abstract: This paper, based on an ethnographic study carried out in western Rumphi, examines people's perceptions about the aetiology, treatment and prevention of convulsions in under-five children. Both old and young women attributed convulsions to the eating of eggs by under-five children and acts of witchcraft. However, young women, probably because of their higher level of educational attainment and their attendance of the health education sessions conducted by health surveillance assistants, also interpreted convulsions as serious forms of malaria. As regards prevention of convulsions, informants mentioned traditional methods such as the use of incisions and wearing of amulets, and that children should not eat eggs. Because of the attribution of convulsions to witchcraft and such other culturally related-causes, most informants said that treatment for this illness is first sought from traditional healers, and biomedicine is only sought when the situation worsens. The delay in seeking therapy for convulsing children from modern medical facilities (mainly because of culturally perceived causes and modes of prevention) diminishes chances of the survival of such children. The knowledge of such community perceptions about convulsions is necessary as it can better inform the design and implementation of health education programmes.. [Malawi Med J. Vol.15(1) 2003: 11-12]
Transmutations in Masquerade Costumes and Performances: An Examination of Abuja Carnival 2010
AC Asigbo
UJAH: Unizik Journal of Arts and Humanities , 2012,
Abstract: Masquerades or spirit manifests are uniquely ritualistic. Masquerade performances in African culture are symbolizations; they represent not only the physical and continuous presence of the ancestors but also their luminal sense of justice and equity. Masquerade, derived from mask presupposes that somebody’s identity is concealed with costumes and sometimes, makeup. Since costuming is the most essential and significant element in the masquerade art, this study tries to understand how performance context and purpose can mediate the form or costume which a masquerade wears. Being highly ritualized, how does its socialization impact on its costuming and vice versa? Indeed, how does technology and commerce mediate the ritual content of costume especially since carnival atmosphere and purposes require a large number of participants hence the need to build costumes for a large number of people? Again, the argument that masquerades as representations of the ancestors must adapt and change to be in the image of a 21st century ancestor might be invoked to justify the transmutations in contemporary masquerade costumes.
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