GHLS 705: Ghanaian Language and Media Discourse


This course examines issues concerning language use in the media. It is designed to help students to gain insights into the social dynamics of the use of Ghanaian language on radio and TV. Students will be assigned to record media discourse in the various Ghanaian languages. Topics to be covered include discourse in newspaper reviews, news, health, and political discourse. Attention will also be drawn to the use of intemperate language and invectives on radio. The course will further look at the stylistic qualities in the media discourse paying attention to proverbs, idioms, metaphors and hyperbole.