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Agyekum, Kofi. 2004. The socio-cultural concept of face in Akan communication. Pragmatics & Cognition 12 (1) : 23–23. 23 pp.
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The paper examines the metaphorical expressions derived from 'anm' (face) in Akan, a major language in Ghana. It analyses and discusses face metaphoric expressions in relation with the universal concept analysed by Face Theory. The paper projects this concept onto the Akan cultural system and looks at how the concept is used in Akan communicative interaction. The sociolinguistics and pragmatics of 'anim' are considered. In particular, it focuses on face-to-face interaction and the typical situations and discourses within the Akan speech community where the concept of face plays a role. (Kofi Agyekum)