Conflict Resolution in Africa

Language, Law, and Politeness in Ghanaian (Akan) Jurisprudence

Samuel Gyasi Obeng
eISBN-13: 9781531010232

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Conflict Resolution in Africa: Language, Law, and Politeness in Ghanaian (Akan) Jurisprudence provides significant insights into culturally congruent African communicational mores for resolving conflicts. The author discusses the African concepts of power, politeness, and persuasion, how they index and are indexed by language, their pervasiveness in African jurisprudence, and the consequences of not paying attention to them in the judicial discourse ecology. Important speech acts discussed are: concurrence, dissension, apology, pleading, request, cross-examination, persuasion, questioning, and challenging. The linguistic, discursive, and metacommunicative tools for managing the speech acts are elucidated, as are the structure and management of the courtrooms' turn taking, speech dominance, interruptive talk, and pre-sequences. The author stresses that understanding how a people resolve their conflicts is important to achieving world peace and social harmony.

Sold By Carolina Academic Press
ISBNs 9781531010225, 1531010229, 1531010237, 9781531010232
Publish Year 2018
Language English
Number of Pages 294