The subjects of this bibliography are English language. The ‘English’ refers to the language that is so simple that meaning is quite clear.
English language is a standard language used in educating the whole citizens of this nation and else where.
The languages is every educative. It is the most popular language that is of same standard includes French and German.
English language developed from England and was standardized probably about the same time. In the ancient medieval time in the old world, English language was raised primarily for communicating ideas, feelings and desires by means of a system of sound symbols.
PURPOSE OF BIBLIOGRAPHY
An important feature of spoken English in Nigeria is the large number involved per house hold. According to recent surveys the number is highest for English language. With a natural average of 9.05 per house hold. English encyclopedia on surveys London (Help form Nat. library) Imo.
Historically the Birth and growth of English language in Nigeria came as far back as days of colonization. It was the British rulers who paved such a way by effecting the teaching of this language in schools, where language grammar being taught with the use of tape recorders.
The teachers who taught people English Language either owned by the government educational institutions, or groups during the 1950’s.
The timely emergence of English language has contributed immensely to the oneness of our nation; hence it is used as our lingua- Franca.
SCOPE OF WORK
The bibliography is not restricted to Nigeria alone, but applies generally to any and every person or country. But particularly the bibliography is meant for English language students in higher institutions and their lecturers for making reference, researches and current awareness purpose on this subject. The major sources used in this compilation include contacts made on the acquired books and magazines by various libraries visited. The topic, English language was chosen by the author because it is presently one of the most annotated and it is an informative bibliography of two (200) entries. The sources of information’s are monographs- books, journals, journal, dictionaries, encyclopedias, magazines, handbooks, pamphlet, and so on.
ARRANGEMENT OF WORK
The bibliography is typed in double line spacing and on one side of the paper. The work is divided in chapters as seen in the table of contents page. To facilitate the use of this work, indexes have been used. Author and KWIC indexes are included. The arrangement of the abstracts themselves is done alphabetically by author and a code number allocated to each abstract for easy reference. In all there are 200 abstract compiled? The whole entries are numbered chronologically from 0001 to 200 and the pages are also numbered. The entries are arranged as follows;
- Main entry- the Author’s name or the corporate body’s.
- The title of the article
- The sources of the information, the title of the material.
- The place of publication and date of publication.
- The volume, numbers of journals and pagination.
- After this information the annotation of the article follows.
The method here is on the sources of information. The author collected materials from the school of linguistics based in higher institution. Some libraries were visited by the author, these include: College of Technology Owerri Library, Imo state library, National Library of Nigeria- Imo State Branch, Alvan Ikoku College of Education Library and Imo state University Library.
One of the steps taken in collecting materials for this project was the system of getting in touch with the catalogue cards on that aspect of my subject compilation. I started collecting materials and compilation of the bibliography as early as the first week of second semester. Some course mates, senior friends and library staff have been of good help to me in directing me to the libraries where I got the information needed.