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A speech act analysis of status updates on Facebook: The case of Ghanaian University students (2013)
Journal Article
Nartey, M. (2013). A speech act analysis of status updates on Facebook: The case of Ghanaian University students. Language in India, 13(12), 114-141

In the last half a decade, social network sites (SNSs) have wrought a tremendous impact on interpersonal communication across the world to the extent that it can be postulated, arguably, that such sites/platforms represent the commonest new media in... Read More about A speech act analysis of status updates on Facebook: The case of Ghanaian University students.

‘Hello sweetie pie’: A sociolinguistic analysis of terms of endearment in a Ghanaian university (2013)
Journal Article
Nartey, M. (2013). ‘Hello sweetie pie’: A sociolinguistic analysis of terms of endearment in a Ghanaian university. International Journal of Social Sciences, 17(1), 92-101

Following Brown and Gilman's (1960) study, sociolinguists have shown an increasing interest in the use of address forms in various social milieus such as religion, politics, media and academia. Using a two-pronged conceptual framework derived from in... Read More about ‘Hello sweetie pie’: A sociolinguistic analysis of terms of endearment in a Ghanaian university.