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The Languages of Ghana

1st Edition

Edited by Mary E. Kropp Dakubu


182 pages

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First published in 1988, this book provides an easily accessible handbook of knowledge about the languages of Ghana; their geographical distribution, their relationships with each other, the social patterns of their use, and their structures. Besides the general introduction, it contains chapters on each of the individually recognised families of languages spoken in Ghana: Gur, Volta-Comoé, Gbe, Ga-Dangme, Central-Tongo and Mande. An additional chapter outlines the use of non-indigenous languages in the country.

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations 1. Introduction M. E. KroppDakubu 2. The Gur Languages Tony Naden 3. The Volta-Comoé Languages F. A. Dolphyne 4. Ewe A. S. Duthie 5. Ga-Dangme M. E. Kropp Dakubu 6. The Central-Togo Languages M. E. Kropp Dakubu 7. Mande Languages TonyNaden 8. Other Languages Used in Ghana M. E. Kropp Dakubu;Maps; List of Contributors; Index

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General