International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation

Volume 1, Issue 1, April 2015

  • An etymological study of the word ‘aborɔfo’ (Europeans) and its impact on Akan Language

    Lawrence Bosiwah, Kofi Busia Abrefa, Charles Okofo Asenso

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, April 2015
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: 15 April 2015
    Accepted: 27 April 2015
    Published: 5 May 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20150101.11
    Abstract: The Akan word ‘aborɔfo’ (Europeans) came into existence in Akan through a derivational process. However, two schools of thought exist concerning the actual meaning of the word ‘aborɔfo’. Those who perceive the colonial masters to be wicked (due to their activities in the country) interpret the word as aborɔ-fo(ɔ) ‘wicked people’. The other school o... Show More
  • Pragmatic Study of Verbal Threats among the Fantes: A Case of Apewosika

    Richard Anane Appiah, Lawrence Bosiwah

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, April 2015
    Pages: 8-17
    Received: 4 May 2015
    Accepted: 10 May 2015
    Published: 13 May 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20150101.12
    Abstract: Verbal threat is a face threatening acts that confront people. It is a language phenomenon that can generate quarrel, fight, confusion, chaos, etc. This study investigates causes, aims and effects of verbal threat, among the Fantes using Apewosika as a case study. The research employed a qualitative and a case study approach. In all, 30 participant... Show More