Impoliteness: The Ghanaian Standpoint

Rachel Thompson; Kofi Agyekum

Volume 4, 1 (Special Issue on African Cultures and Languages) , March 2016, , Pages 20-33

  This paper highlights the folk perception of impoliteness among Ghanaians in view of Watts’ (2003) notion of first order impoliteness. The study showed that impoliteness is not just an opposite of politeness, but the manifestation of non-cooperation, disapproval, and mutual antipathy through certain ...  Read More