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proverb in the context of Akan rhetoric

Kwesi Yankah

proverb in the context of Akan rhetoric

a theory of proverb praxis

by Kwesi Yankah

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Published by P. Lang in Bern, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ghana
    • Subjects:
    • Proverbs, Akan -- Ghana -- History and criticism.,
    • Akan language -- Rhetoric.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementKwesi Yankah.
      SeriesSprichwörterforschung,, Bd. 12
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN6519.A625 Y3 1989
      The Physical Object
      Pagination313 p. ;
      Number of Pages313
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2266359M
      ISBN 10326103873X
      LC Control Number89151438

      African-American Proverbs in Context Sw. Anand Prahlad Published by University Press of Mississippi ) notes that proverbs among the Akan are often used to reject the rhetoric or meaning of the proverbial wisdom, a usage that isals o found among African-American speakers. () for a discussion of this proverb. 8. Mieder ( Cited by: Proverb in the Context of Akan Rhetoric (Yankah ) and S.G. Obeng on "The Proverb as Mitigating and Politeness Strategy in Akan Discourse" (Obeng ), the author elaborates that the Kasena people do not use proverbs for their own sake either, but "in discourse" - as.

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May 16,  · If the proverb was used in the midst of a longer oratorical passage, enough of that verbiage is included so the context is evident - the proverb itself is italicized.

In an appendix, Yankah lists these 72 situational proverbs in Twi (the language of the Akan peoples) along with the equivalent English.5/5(1). Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Proverb in the Context of Akan Rhetoric at bextselfreset.com Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5.

Even the most context-sensitive scholars have long considered proverbs as dogmatic principles, quotable, that convey—often ambiguous—axiomatic truths. Kwesi Yankah’s The Proverb in the Context of Akan Rhetoric brings insightful correctives, centered on the performance theory in folklore, to these scholarly trends in proverb studies.

Get this from a library. The proverb in the context of Akan rhetoric: a theory of proverb praxis. [Kwesi Yankah]. “A brilliant work. Yankah is to be commended for this study, important not only for proverb lore but also for Africanist studies that deal with methodological problems of general interest to comparative literature.” —Patrick Kobina Kilson, Recherche Littéraire/Literary Research “This work provides the most thorough understanding of the meaning of this particular speech form in the.

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The author critically reviews the dynamics of the proverb and explores in rich detail the proverb's creative potential Brand: Kwesi Yankah. This is an excellent study on proverbs and their use in Akan society. Proverbs are widely used: in everyday conversation, popular songs, games, contests, sermons, and court oratory.

Yankah gives examples of all of these uses. A native Akan speaker, he argues that proverb meaning is dependent on context and usage, or as the Akan say, ‘Without sleep there is no dream; without discourse there Cited by: A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple, concrete, traditional saying that expresses a perceived truth based on common sense or experience.

Proverbs are often metaphorical and use formulaic bextselfreset.comtively, they form a genre of folklore. Some proverbs exist in more than one language because people borrow them from languages and cultures similar to theirs.

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[For more on that - by all means see the exemplary treatise 'The Proverb in the Context of Akan Rhetoric: a Theory of Proverb Praxis', written by Kwesi Yankah, and/or Yankah's 'Speaking for the. Word and Image: A Synthesis of Twi Proverbs and Photographs intended to give background on the final product of an independent study project, a photographic essay combined with Twi proverbs.

This paper briefly describes the product. There is a discussion of proverbs and photographs as methods of communication. Some information. KWESI YANKAH PROVERB SPEAKING AS A CREATIVE PROCESS: THE AKAN OF GHANA The subject of proverb creativity is seldom considered by scholars, part of the reason being the presumed absence of creative potential in proverb use.

This latter view of the proverb stems from the feature of brevity often associated with the genre, but it [ ]. A one-semester course for grades 4 or 5 and up.

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Akan Proverbs —A Mirror on Social Norms. BY AWAKE!WRITER IN GHANA. WHAT is a proverb. One dictionary defines a proverb as “a short sentence that people often quote, which gives advice or tells you something about life.”.

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He is the author of The Proverb in the Context of Akan Rhetoric: A Theory of Proverb Praxis. Yankah allows the reader to hear a little-known and even less studied ‘voice’ integral to Akan chiefly power.

This book deserves the serious attention of Akan and Africanist scholars alike.” —Choice “ an unprecedented opportunity to. As far as proverb scholarship is concerned that recommendation is particularly apropos, because, after all, one of the reasons for proverb use traditionally was to make delicate or sensitive communication among close people possible in public spaces.

In other words, to enable people to wash dirty linen in public, yet hidden from the wrong eyes. Whiting, B. (). “The Nature of the Proverb”.Harvard Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature, 14, Yankah, K. (). The Proverb in the Context of Akan Rhetoric—A Theory of Proverb Praxis.

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This book deserves the serious attention of Akan and Africanist scholars alike." —Choice He is the author of The Proverb in the Context of Akan Rhetoric: A Theory of Proverb Praxis.

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