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Title: From Linguistics to Cultural Anthropology
Subtitle: Aspects of Language, Culture and Family Issues in Ghana (West Africa)
Edited By: Samuel Gyasi Obeng
Cecilia Sem Obeng
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in African Linguistics 68
Description:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction Samuel Gyasi Obeng & Cecilia Sem Obeng

Part I Language:
English Sounds And Spellings: Solving The Initial Reading Problem In Ghana
(Alan S. Duthie)

Recent-/Remote-Past Marking in Akan: A Multi-Tiered Account (Seth Ofori)

Negation in Nzema Samuel (Gyasi Obeng & Emmanuel Koffi Yankey)

Using the Mother Tongue (L1) as a Medium for Early Identification and
Diagnosis for Communication Disorders: A Look At Ghana (Ebenezer Francis
Godwyll)

Akan Hypocorisms: A Constraint-Based Approach (Seth Ofori)

Lexical Borrowing: The Case of Ewe (Paul Kofi Agbedor)

Part II Culture and Family Studies:

Understanding the Akan Family System through Discursive Constructions at
Naming Ceremonies (Cecilia Obeng)

Aspects of Akan Semiotics (Kofi Agyekum)

Non-Verbal Communication: Taboo Left Hand among the Akan of Ghana (Joe K.
Amoako)

The Historical and Sociocultural Essence of the Ngmayem Festival of the
Manya Krobo of Ghana (John H. Teye)

The Psychological Implications of Frafra Names (Ghana) (Samuel Atindanbila)

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Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Akan
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ISBN: 3895869821
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Pages: 160
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