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Korle Meets the Sea: A Sociolinguistic History of Accra

Author:
Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu

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$ 27.00 (new)
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Medium:
Hardcover (240 pages)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
1997-02-13

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Editorial Description

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.