Korle Meets the Sea: A Sociolinguistic History of Accra (Hardcover)

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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780195060614
ISBN-10: 019506061X
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: February 13th, 1997
Pages: 240
Language: English
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