Korle Meets the Sea: A Sociolinguistic History of Accra

Hardcover | January 1, 1997

byMary Esther Kropp Dakubu

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Ghana has played a key role in African/Western relations since medieval times. For this reason and others, Ghana has evolved into a linguistic quilt that contains forty-four indigenous languages and several exotic ones, of which most Ghanians speak at least two. Using Accra, Ghana's capital,as a microcosm, Dakubu conducts a linguistic, historical, and ethnographic investigation of the origins and durability of this multilingualism and how it has effected Ghanaian society.

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Ghana has played a key role in African/Western relations since medieval times. For this reason and others, Ghana has evolved into a linguistic quilt that contains forty-four indigenous languages and several exotic ones, of which most Ghanians speak at least two. Using Accra, Ghana's capital,as a microcosm, Dakubu conducts a linguistic,...

Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu is at University of Ghana, Legon.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.49 × 6.26 × 0.75 inPublished:January 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019506061X

ISBN - 13:9780195060614

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