INCORRECT PUNCTUATION, AS A CAUSE OF AMBIGUITY ANDMISUNDERSTANDING IN WRITTEN COMMUNCATION (A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED ESSAYS OF UG 111 STUDENTS)

ABSTRACT
Ambiguity is a linguistic phenomenon in which more than one meaning, or deep structure, may be represented by the same expression, or surface structure; the same word or similar sounding words forexample can have multiple meaning. It arises from different sources; phonology, syntax and punctuation. In this task, ambiguity is the preoccupation of this task. It is a point where two sentence overlap with respect to their syntactic category.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page
Table of content
Abstract

CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1.0       Introduction
1.1       Background to the study
1.2       Statement of the Problem
1.3       Aim and objectives of the study
1.4       Significance of the study
1.5       Scope and Limitation
1.6       Definition of Terms
1.7       Conclusion

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.0       Introduction
2.1       Definition of Ambiguity
2.2       Types of Ambiguity
2.3       Definition of Punctuation
2.4       The purpose of punctuation
2.5       Types of Punctuation Marks
2.6       Conclusion

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.0       Introduction
3.1       Sources and method of data generation
3.2       Research Population
3.3       Sample and Sampling techniques
3.4       Data Collection Instrument
3.5       Procedure for Data Collection
3.6       Procedure for Analyzing collected Data
3.7       Conclusion

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.1       Introduction
4.2       Data Presentation and Analysis
4.3       Conclusion

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
5.0       Introduction
5.1       Summary of Findings
5.2       Conclusion
Bibliography


CHAPTER ONE


1.0       INTRODUCTION


Punctuation is one of the major aspects that contribute to meaning of any written discourse. This implies that correct the use of punctuation in written communication enhances meaning and fluency which facilitates comprehension and effective communication.

However, when punctuation marks are used incorrectly, it generally alters meaning and creates ambiguity in written discourse which leads to ineffective communication.


This research is taken to investigate how incorrect punctuation creates ambiguity and misunderstanding in written communication. This will be achieved by examining selected scripts of UG III students of Modern European Languages and Linguistics of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, thereby evaluating the causes of ambiguity in the essays with regards to the incorrect use of punctuation.

1.1       BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Punctuation is the use of punctuation marks within a written text to enhance its meaning or fluency or to indicate aspect of pronunciation. Punctuation is one of the most important aspects of written communications. In fact, it is the basic features of any written discourse that gives meaning to the written words. Hence, an error in punctuation can convey a completely different meaning as against the intended one, thereby, making communication incomprehensible and ambiguous. Therefore, it is important in any written discourse for one to know the functions of punctuation marks, their meaning and when to use them in order to provide a good piece of comprehensible written discourse, and more importantly to convey the correct message....

For more English Projects Click here
================================================================
Item Type: Project Material  |  Attribute: 59 pages  |  Chapters: 1-5
Format: MS Word  |  Price: N3,000  |  Delivery: Within 30Mins.
================================================================

Share:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Search for your topic here

See full list of Project Topics under your Department Here!

Featured Post

HOW TO WRITE A RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS

A hypothesis is a description of a pattern in nature or an explanation about some real-world phenomenon that can be tested through observ...

Popular Posts