Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN 1569-2159
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9862
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This paper addresses the use of invectives in modern Ghanaian politics. Evidence is drawn from public speeches of political activists of the two leading parties of the country, namely: the National Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The paper analyses at the context as well, i.e. the participants involved, the reaction of the public, and tries to answer the question what makes a public speech or utterance an invective. It also considers some pragmatic effects of such invectives in the over all development of the country and the need for reconciliation.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): critical discourse analysis; invectives; media discourse; verbal taboos
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