Show simple item record Obeng, Samuel Gyasi 2008-07-28T14:03:13Z 2008-07-28T14:03:13Z 2000
dc.identifier.citation Obeng, Samuel Gyasi. Doing politics: a sociolinguistic analysis of graffiti in Legon (Ghana). Multilingua 19, no.4 (2000): 337-365. en
dc.description.abstract 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. Through graffiti, people of lower social/political status (students) express their opinions on political actors (people holding public office) and political decision making processes. They also express their anger and frustration about Ghana's political situation. Sequentially, the graffiti consist of stimuli followed by responses. They could therefore be said to constitute discourses with participants taking turns. Syntactically, the sentences are often short, and are of a simple sentence type. Graffiti exhibit all the properties of interaction - turn-taking, repair, opening and closing, adjacency pairs, indirectness, among other features. en
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dc.publisher Mouton de Gruyter en
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dc.subject sociolinguistics en
dc.subject Ghana en
dc.subject political discourse en
dc.subject discourse analysis en
dc.subject popular culture en
dc.subject West Africa en
dc.title Doing politics on walls and doors: a sociolinguistic analysis of graffiti in Legon (Ghana). en
dc.type Article en

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