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Title: A Common Language for Mass Communication in Ghana­ - Verbal UK Visual
Authors: Owusu, G.W.A.
Keywords: Communication
Media
Information
Press
Symbol
Language
Issue Date: Feb-1998
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology,Vol 18, No.1
Abstract: A carefull study of the Mass Media of Ghana discloses the folowing facts 1. That Ghana has inadequate infrasfnlctural facillties for effective use of the electronic and printed media for mass communication. 2. That the media in Ghana uses only 5 of the 45 or more indigenous languages, which which most Ghanaians speak. 3. That only 5 of these 45 languages with their numerous dialects are written and taught In the schools in Ghana. 4. That the few written indigenous languages, have such complex phonetic sounds as have to be modified by diacritical marks in order to bring out the appropriate meanings of words, but the country's prfnting press do not have the technical facilities for printing all these marks. These facts indicate that the Ghanaian media cannot safely depend on the local languages for effective mass communlcation in this country.In searching for an alternative mode of communication for the country.The Paper examines the great variety of the intemalional and traditional symbols. Discovering the symbolic power of the Adinkra and other designs the Paper satisfies itself of the possibility of the development of such a language and proceeds to make recommendations for the implementation of the idea.
Description: Article Published in the Journal of Science and Technology,Vol 18,No.1 February,1998
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4752
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