Research Journal in African Languages <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Research Journal in African Languages</strong> is a leading peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research works on/in indigenous African Languages such as Kiswahili, Akan, Hausa, Yoruba, Ewe, Luo, Igbo, Gikuyu. The journal has a mission to make research and knowledge accessible to all; authors, therefore, benefit from high visibility and readership for their work. The journal's broad aims and scope allow researchers to explore interconnected subject areas. Articles in this journal are evaluated on their own scholarly merit and research integrity, and our expert academic editors take an objective and constructive approach to the peer-review process. Research Journal in African Languages is indexed by Google Scholar.</p> Royallite Global en-US Research Journal in African Languages <p>This open-access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license.</p> <p><strong>You are free to:</strong> Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. </p> <p><strong>Under the following terms:</strong> Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. </p> <p><strong>No additional restrictions</strong> You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.</p> Pragmatics analysis of appellations of chieftaincies and monarchies in selected Akan’s towns in Ghana <p>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.</p> Adu David Tuffour Copyright (c) 2022 Adu David Tuffour 2022-10-02 2022-10-02 3 3 Matumizi ya jazanda katika uwasilishaji wa mashairi ya Euphrase Kezilahabi na Kithaka wa Mberia <p>Makala hii imechunguza mtindo wa jazanda na viwango vya jazanda vilivyotumika katika kusawiri mashairi yenye maudhui ya ukoloni mamboleo na uchumi. Aina mbalimbali za jazanda zimechanganuliwa kwa kuzingatia maana inayojitokeza. Mashairi ya Kezilahabi na Mberia ndiyo yamezingatiwa. Utafiti huu umezingatia uainishaji wa wataalam hawa wote ili kubaini ufanano na utofauti uliopo kimtindo katika uwasilishaji wa mashairi huru ya Kezilahabi na Mberia. Nadharia ya Mtindo ilitumika katika utafiti wa kazi hii. Nadharia hii iliasisiwa na Buffon (1930) na kuendelezwa na Leech (1969). Mbinu ya usomaji wa maktabani ilitumika katika ukusanyaji wa data. Matokeo yaliwasilishwa kwa njia ya maelezo. Utafiti huu ni muhimu kwa wanafunzi wa shule na hata kwa wanafunzi wa vyuo vikuu. Makala hii inasaidia mwanafunzi kuweza kubaini aina mbalimbali ya jazanda na ishara wasilishi za jazanda.</p> Juma Nyongesa Job Copyright (c) 2022 Juma Nyongesa Job 2022-07-01 2022-07-01 3 3