Korle Meets the Sea

Korle Meets the Sea : A Sociolinguistic History of Accra

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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 Ghanaians 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 affected Ghanaian society.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 234 pages
  • 163.1 x 238.8 x 21.3mm | 571.54g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • line figures, maps, tables
  • 019506061X
  • 9780195060614

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... a rich look at a fascinating country with a rich variety of old and new languages ... recommended. * The Carrier Pidgin *show more