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Title Identity meets nationality : voices from the humanities / edited by Helen Lauer, Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, Jemima Asabea Anderson
Published Ghana : Sub-Saharan Publishers, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 297 pages)
Contents ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""Foreword""; ""Introduction""; ""Notes on the Contributors""; ""1. The Humanities and the Ideaof National Identity""; ""Introduction""; ""Religion and identity""; ""Politics and identity""; ""References""; ""2. Empiricalism: The Empirical Character of an African Philosophy""; ""1. Akan language and the expression of abstract ideas""; ""2. The empirical and the metaphysical""; ""3. Empirical concepts of time and space""; ""4. Empiricalism""; ""References""; ""3. Metaphors of Death in Akan""; ""Introduction""
""1. Syntactic similarities""""1.1 Resumptive-with construction in Ghanaian languages""; ""1.2 Properties of the resumptive-with construction in Akan""; ""1.3 The antecedent of the pronoun in the resumptive-with construction""; ""1.4 Genitive marking""; ""1.5 Multiple Negation""; ""2. Phonological similarities""; ""2.1 Consonant cluster reduction""; ""2.2 The phonological account/voicing generalisation""; ""2.3 The African origin view""; ""2.4 Similarities shared by Ghanaian English and African-American English""; ""2.4.1 Sociolinguistic influence""; ""2.4.1 Deletion of liquids""
""1. The conceptual metaphor theory (CMT)""""2. Language, data, and method""; ""3.1 Analysis and discussion of Akans� view of death""; ""3.2 Death is departure""; ""3.3 Death is a loss""; ""3.4 Death is a person""; ""3.5 Death is sleep""; ""Summary and conclusion""; ""References""; ""4. Political Nicknaming in Ghana: Social Representations of Democracy Achieved through Conceptual Blending""; ""Introduction and background""; ""1. Political discourse and social cognition""; ""2. Language in meaning construction""; ""2.1. Meaning creation in cognitive semantics""
""2.1. Early strong advocates of the use of Ghanaian languages""""2.1.1. Reverend Jacob Benjamin Anaman""; ""2.1.2. Reverend Gaddiel Robert Acquaah""; ""2.1.3. William Esuman Gwira Kobina Sekyi""; ""3. Language in education""; ""Conclusion""; ""References""; ""6. Language Use in Education in Minority Language Areas""; ""Introduction""; ""1. Language use in education in Ghana�an overview""; ""2. The case of Logba""; ""3. Respondents""; ""4. Method""; ""5. Discussion of results""; ""References""; ""7. The Dilemma of African-American EnglishIdentity""; ""Introduction""
""2.1.1. Metaphor in meaning construction""""3. Conceptual blending theory�an overview""; ""3.1. The nature of blending""; ""3.2. The blending analysis""; ""3.2.1. Ellembele Mugabe""; ""3.2.2. Lawra Nandom Kabila""; ""3.2.3. World Bank""; ""3.2.4. Rural Bank""; ""Conclusion: conceptual blending in social cognition""; ""References""; ""Internet references""; ""5. “Do not Rob us of Ourselves�Language and Nationalism in Colonial Ghana""; ""Introduction""; ""1. Initial Gold Coast reaction to European entry into Africa""; ""2. Language and nationalism in the Gold Coast""
Summary Questions about how social conditioning and historical circumstances influence assumptions about who we are and how others perceive who we are have attracted wide ranging discussion across the disciplines in the arts, humanities and allied sciences. Simultaneously, since the Independence period, scholars have deliberated over the varied implications of new states emerging throughout Africa. The peer-reviewed selected papers for this anthology represent a cross section of the diverse perspectives reflecting research and cross-disciplinary collaborations undertaken by members of the University of Ghana faculty and graduate students working in archaeology, literary criticism of African as well as English and Russian literatures, economics, history, cognitive psychology, linguistics, dance, music, philosophy, sociology, and the study of religions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Humanities.
National characteristics.
Form Electronic book
Author Amfo, Nana Aba Appiah.
Anderson, Jemima Asabea.
Lauer, Helen.
ISBN 1283114259
9789988647995 (e-book)
9988647999 (e-book)