29.2852, Books: Language contact and change in linguistically heterogeneous urban communities: Yankson

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Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:08:55
From: Karijn Hootsen [gw.uilots.lot at uu.nl]
Subject: Language contact and change in linguistically heterogeneous urban communities: Yankson

 


Title: Language contact and change in linguistically heterogeneous urban
communities 
Subtitle: The case of Akan in Accra 
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series  

Publication Year: 2018 
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
	   http://www.lotpublications.nl/
	

Book URL: https://www.lotpublications.nl/language-contact-and-change-in-lingistically-heterogeneous-urban-communities 


Author: Solace Yankson

Paperback: ISBN:  9789460932786 Pages: 391 Price: Europe EURO 39.00


Abstract:

This dissertation discusses language contact and change in Akan as spoken in
Accra, the national capital of Ghana, which is linguistically very
heterogeneous. This heterogeneity has resulted from migration of people with
different ethnic and linguistic background from all parts of the country. This
includes people who speak different varieties of Akan, one of the major
indigenous languages of the country. This dissertation, therefore, explores
the sociolinguistic profile of Akan migrants in Accra as they come into
contact with people with different ethnic and linguistic backgrounds, and the
Akan variety they speak. Do the linguistic and ethnic backgrounds of those
they directly interact with in their social network have any influence on this
variety? Based on selected lexical, morphosyntactic, and phonological
variables, the Akan variety of the Akan migrants in Accra is discussed in the
context of New Dialect Formation or Koineisation, a research area that that
has received little attention on the African continent, although widely
explored in Europe and the United States of America. The analysis is based on
fieldwork data collected from Akan migrants in Accra in general, Akan second
generation migrants in Accra who are ethnically Kwawu and Asante, and
residents of Kwawu and Asante rural communities.
 



Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                     Lexicography
                     Phonology
                     Sociolinguistics
                     Syntax

Subject Language(s): Akan (aka)


Written In: English  (eng)

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