English in Ghana: Growth, Tensions, and Trends

@inproceedings{Adika2012EnglishIG,
  title={English in Ghana: Growth, Tensions, and Trends},
  author={G.S.K. Adika},
  year={2012}
}
This paper provides snapshots of the growth of English in Ghana by reviewing the debates that have characterised its usage, recapitulating the distinctive features of Ghanaian English (GhaE), and examining current directions of its growth. From its fi rst implantation in Ghana, then the Gold Coast, in the early part of the 16 th century to date, English in Ghana, like in other West African countries has shown formidable resilience as the language of formal education, and a medium for cross… CONTINUE READING

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