Browsing by Subject "discourse analysis"

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  • Obeng, Samuel Gyasi (Mouton de Gruyter, 1997)
    Persuasive Akan judicial discourse includes a variety of effective strategies, among them the use of apologetic expressions or mitigators, deferential modes of reference, indirectly authored speech forms (e.g., tales, ...
  • Obeng, Samuel Gyasi (Mouton de Gruyter, 2000)
    Graffiti act as a medium through which political (including socio-political unmentionables are mentioned without the writer attracting any political or social sanctions. Graffiti in Legon (Ghana) have anonymous authors. ...
  • Obeng, Samuel Gyasi (International Pragmatics Association, 1999)
    This paper explores some pragmalinguistic and sociopragmatic aspects of the Akan (Ghana, West Africa) native court judicial discourse. It is argued that court officials and litigants use specific content and functional ...
  • Obeng, Samuel Gyasi (University of Nebraska Press, 1996)
    Among the Akan of Ghana, the proverb is highly valued as a mode of communication. Pragmatically, it may be used in the management of "face." Specifically, it may act as a mitigator that minimizes the offensive intent of ...
  • Obeng, Samuel Gyasi (University of Nebraska Press, 1999)
    This article explores the linguistic and sequential structure of Akan requests which are either direct or indirect. It is shown that direct requests are made as commands and may be preceded by an address form relating to ...
  • Samuelson, Beth Lewis (National Council of Teachers of English, 2009-08)
    This study examines discussions of model papers in a high school Advanced Placement English classroom where students were preparing for a high-stakes writing assessment. Much of the current research on talk about writing ...

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