Ghanaianisms: A Glossary

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Ghana Universities Press, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 234 pages
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This book brings to the fore some expressions from both local and foreign languages which have been absorbed into the linguistic repertoire to the extent that they are widely accepted as part of the Ghanaian vocabulary in English. Ghanaianisms tries to trace the sources or history of these words or phrases, as well as their meanings. The meanings are revealed poignantly with the aid of real examples from the day-to-day happenings in the Ghanaian socio-political life.
The book is a handy reference material and reservoir of vocabulary for anybody, and especially the foreigner, who wants to understand the use of these words and expressions in the Ghanaian milieu. This masterpiece should be an invaluable collection of diction for the privileged reader.

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About the author (2003)

Kari Dako is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of Ghana.

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