RESEARCH AT FHSS

 Research paper for fourth year students


Koya University (KOU)

Faculty of Humanities and social sciences (FHSS)

Department of English (DENG)

Fourth year

 

Module Title: Research paper

Units: 2

Hrs/week: 2

 

An overview

The research paper is a type of disciplined writing that will enable you to add to your own store of knowledge and to that of others by making an intensive study of a limited topic. It involves collecting and investigating facts and opinions about the topic from numerous sources and then using them to provide an answer to some scholarly problem or question. Here, in the last year of English department i.e. fourth year, the student is required to choose a topic of his interest, with the help of a supervisor, in English language and literature.

 

Examples of recent topics are: Ambiguity in English and Kurdish, Word formation Rules, Semantic roles and case Grammar, Concept of Time in selected poems of William Butler Yeats, An Analysis of the Narrative structure of selected American short stories, The image of the intruder in selected plays by Eugene O’neill

 

Ambiguity in English and Kurdish

It refers to those words and sentences which have more than one meaning; the most known types of ambiguity are lexical ambiguity and structural ambiguity. Here, it can be hypothesized that ambiguity is a universal phenomenon that can be found in both languages.

 

Word formation Rules

It is concerned with word-formation as a relatively new branch of linguistic studies. As language is a flexible system of signs. It is natural predisposition to be shaped and influenced by it’s users who are able to adopt it according to their will. Whether inspired by a foreign culture or simply answering to one’s anosmatic needs, the creative potential of coining new words is hardly limited.

 

Semantic roles and case Grammar

It is mainly dealing with Case Grammar and the roles which semantics has in it. It is very important for learners of English to be acquainted with semantic roles in Case Grammar.

 

Concept of Time in selected poems of William Butler Yeats

Here through this paper the researcher tries to explain one of the concepts in selected poems of William Butler which is “concept of Time”. He shows the importance of time and his vision of cyclical movement of gyre or the cyclical movement of life.

 

An Analysis of the Narrative structure of selected American short stories

This introduces narrative discourse and analyzing the narrative structure of three short stories by O’Henry. The short stories are ‘A strange story’, ‘the robe of Peace’ and ‘The Ransom of Red Chief. It introduces narrative discourse and analyses the structure of the written English narrative in general and of the selected short stories in particular.

 

The image of the intruder in selected plays by Eugene O’neill

This topic in a way or another, talks about intrusion as a universal and everlasting idea. It is the first face of evil, and it is the inducement for the eternal clash between good and evil. Moreover, the political unsettlement, and the imperialistic voracities of some countries have all contributed in crystallizing the idea in literature.

 









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