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Nyarko Ansah, Gladys, Jemima Asabea Anderson and Grace Ampomaa Afrifa. 2019. The choice of English as a home language in urban Ghana. Current Issues in Language Planning 20 (4) : 418–434.
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This inquiry collects data from 20 homes from 2 geographically and socio-economically diverse urban communities in Accra. Results display that educational background, economic status, age, and inter-ethnic marriages are the chief factors affecting the selection of English as a home language in urban Ghana. Other factors, like the language in education policies, the use of the internet and the media, also play a role in the employment of English in Ghanaian homes.