Pragmatics analysis of appellations of chieftaincies and monarchies in selected Akan’s towns in Ghana
Keywords:Akans, appellations, chiefs, knowledge, pragmatics, research work
The investigation analyzed the pragmatics issues of some appellations of chief and queen mothers in Akan perspective. The analysis took into consideration fifty (50) respondents as the population sample with an imbalance gender distribution of fifteen (15) women. The purposive sampling technique was employed to elicit essential information for the investigation. Unstructured interviews, observation, and recording were the data collection instrument. The pragmatic processes identified were loyalty, braveness, warrior, conqueror, mighty, kindness, justices and protector. This investigation had Speech Act theory propounded by Austin in the year 1962 as its bases. It was finally realized that the effects of pragmatics on appellation of chief and queen mothers in Akan communities were very essential and cannot be underestimated so far as culture remain the integral part of Akans daily lives.
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