Indirection as a Communicative Skill Among the People of Abora Etsifi in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese (A.A.K.) District of Central Region, Ghana.

Abstract

Indirection, a speech form which avoids speaking directly to issues or going straight to the point but rather moves around the main purpose of the interactions to display meanings has been an effective communicative technique that has lived among the people of Abora Etsifi in the A.A.K distrsict in their day to day interactions. This paper discusses the meaning of indirection and its importance in communication within the Abora Etsifi speech community. Using two scenarios and popular behaivours that pertain to the community, the author avails the meaning, types and usages of indiredtion. The author argues that indirection is an operative communiacative technique that should be perpetuated.

Keywords: Abora Etsifi, Akan, Indirection, communicative skills, techniqu


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