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Title:Multilingualism, language in education, and academic literacy: applied linguistics research in the language centre
Editors:Adika, Gordon Senanu Kwame
Asante, Charles C.
Series:University of Ghana readers, Arts & humanities series
City of publisher:Legon-Accra
Publisher:Sub-Saharan Publishers
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:language policy
English language
Ewe language
About person:Marian Ewurama AddyISNI
Abstract:The Language Centre of the University of Ghana was founded in 1970 as a language research department under the then Faculty ol Arts. Its mandate was to focus on research and teaching related to the improvement of performance in English, the official language, and the various Ghanaian languages as vectors of education, culture and community interaction. Since the 1970s the Centre has been focusing on research related to language learning, teaching and assessment, language endangerment and documentation, multilingualism, intercultural communication, and the interconnected areas ol language and literature. The ten chapters of this collective volume comprise research articles by directors and research fellows of the Centre, selected from previously published works with continuing relevance, as well as more recent works that have not yet been published. Ghanaian language and literature in national development (Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu); Language policy for primary schools: quo vadimus? (Kingsley Andoh-Kumi); L1-influence as a possible source of variation in the use of the third person singular pronoun in Ghanaian English (Mabel Y. Asante); On the state of English studies among first year students in the Universiry of Ghana (Faustina B. Hyde); The problem of English language skills at the university level: a case study of first-year law and administration students at the University of Ghana (Helen Odamtten, Aloysius Denkabe, lnnocentia E. Tsikata); The lecturer as speaker and student as listener in an academic discourse context (Vera E.M. Arhin); Range and frequency of conjunctive adjuncts in Ghanaian University students' writing in English (Cordon S.K. Adiha and Adeline Borti); The making of a modern herbalist: a narratological analysis of Marian Ewurama Addy's 'Rewards: an autobiography' (David Ako Odoi); The contribution of the North German Missionary Society (NGMS) to the development of Ewe (Kofi Dorvlo); Nominalisation in Ewe (Kafui A.G. Ofori). [ASC Leiden abstract]