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The proverb in the context of Akan rhetoric: a theory of
Published By: Original publisher
Bern ; New York: P. Lang. 1989. 313 p.
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HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Verbal arts (5310);
Texts in the speaker's language (901);
Texts translated into english (902);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
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 is no proverb.’ He
examines proverb use with respect to styles, performance, creativity, and authorship. He
discusses how proverbs are registered as mementos and kept on a string by proverb
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard ;1999
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Akan (African people)