Publisher: Linguistic Association of Nigeria

A Linguistic Study of Power and Gender In The English Language Discourse of Senior High School Students In Cape Coast, Ghana

Philip Arthur Gborsong, Mercy ’funmi Adesanya
KEYWORDS: A Linguistic Study of Power and Gender in the English Language Discourse of Senior High School Students in Cape Coast, Ghana

ABSTRACT:

One important trend in modern linguistics is to study phenomena in their natural setting. Also, more than any other kind of linguistic phenomena, casual conversation is the one that can be studied best to find out about social life. That is, for example, the relationship that exists between language, power and gender. This study linguistically analyses and describes informal language among teachers and students of Senior High Schools in Cape Coast, Ghana. It brings to the fore the linguistic variables in English, that generally indicate how gender differentiation influences power.


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