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Author Dakubu, Mary Esther Kropp

Title Korle Meets the Sea : a Sociolinguistic History of Accra
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (235 pages)
Contents Contents; 1. A Dispute, a Saying, and Some Theory; 2. Multilingualism and the West African City; 3. Modern Multilingual Accra I; 4. Modern Multilingual Accra II; 5. To the Sea: The Formation of the Ga Language Community; 6. Upstream, Inland: Other People's Languages; 7. Beyond the Sea: Exotic Languages; 8. Flood Control: The Dynamics of Multilingualism; Notes; References; Index
Summary For centuries, Accra, the capital of Ghana, has been a linguistic anomaly that contains 44 indigenous languages, of which most members of its population speak at least two, Using linguistic, historical, and ethnographic techniques, Dakubu explores the origins and durability of this multilingualism and how it has affected Ghanaian society
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Subject Multilingualism -- Ghana -- Accra.
Accra (Ghana) -- Languages.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195345185 (electronic bk.)
9780195345186 (electronic bk.)