Elements of Ghanaian English Usage in the Writings of Selected Ghanaian Journalists

Eastern Network Library DA VID L. DOADE 92 PAGES (28407 WORDS) Dissertation
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ABSTRACT

This study is an analysis of the bilingual modes or technique in the writings offour Ghanaian journalists. I ask whether the incorporation of elements of Ghanaian English usage in the writings offour renowned Ghanaianjoumalists is a slip or a stylistic device meant to achieve an effect. I contend that the bilingual situation in Ghana resulting from the contact between EngI ish and Ghanaian languages poses a linguistic problem to the Ghanaian journalist. I argue that the nativization of English is a linguistic decolonization process ~y Ghanaian journal ists in order to communicate with Ghanaian readers. I support this liberal position by observi ng that the selected journalists have a solid grounding in the use of the English language. I conclude that the use of Ghanaian English in the writings of the selected journalists is an anempt at capturing culture-specific meanings and also at self-identification. 

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APA

Eastern Network, L (2021). Elements of Ghanaian English Usage in the Writings of Selected Ghanaian Journalists. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/elements-of-ghanaian-english-usage-in-the-writings-of-selected-ghanaian-journalists

MLA 8th

Library, Eastern Network. "Elements of Ghanaian English Usage in the Writings of Selected Ghanaian Journalists" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 03 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/elements-of-ghanaian-english-usage-in-the-writings-of-selected-ghanaian-journalists . Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

MLA7

Library, Eastern Network. "Elements of Ghanaian English Usage in the Writings of Selected Ghanaian Journalists". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 03 Apr. 2021. Web. 15 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/elements-of-ghanaian-english-usage-in-the-writings-of-selected-ghanaian-journalists >.

Chicago

Library, Eastern Network. "Elements of Ghanaian English Usage in the Writings of Selected Ghanaian Journalists" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 15, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/elements-of-ghanaian-english-usage-in-the-writings-of-selected-ghanaian-journalists