Show simple item record Obeng, Samuel Gyasi 2008-07-28T14:03:57Z 2008-07-28T14:03:57Z 1997
dc.identifier.citation Obeng, Samuel Gyasi. Communication strategies: persuasion and politeness in Akan judicial discourse. Text 17, no.1 (1997): 25-51. en
dc.description.abstract 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, riddles, proverbs, etc. ), negotiation, complements, and acknowledgement of impositions. These persuasive strategies help legal professionals in dealing with the face-wants that arise in the judicial process. In this article, I demonstrate how Akan legal professionals, in persuading a chief and his elders to do what they will otherwise not do - pardon an appellant - employ one or more of these strategies to achieve their ends. en
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dc.publisher Mouton de Gruyter en
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dc.subject Ghana en
dc.subject West Africa en
dc.subject discourse analysis en
dc.subject judicial process en
dc.title Communication strategies: persuasion and politeness in Akan judicial discourse. en
dc.type Article en

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