Language in African Social Interaction: Indirectness in Akan Communication

Language in African Social Interaction: Indirectness in Akan Communication

by Samuel Gyasi Obeng

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590337837
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 183
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prologuevii
Chapter 1Introductory Concepts1
Chapter 2Indirection in Informal Conversation23
Chapter 3My Eyes Outstripped My Brows; Guilt is Mine: Indirection in Apologies45
Chapter 4Hiding Behind Veiled Words in Requestive Events59
Chapter 5Indirection in Advising77
Chapter 6Indirection through Pronoun Mismatching97
Chapter 7Indirection in Dispute Settlements111
Chapter 8Obliqueness in Political Communication133
Chapter 9Speaking the Unspeakable through Onomasiology149
Chapter 10Conclusions and Implication for Politeness Theory161
Epilogue167
References169
Index179

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