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Title: An analytical commentary on some telling grammatical errors on some frequency modulation stations in Kumasi, Ghana
Authors: Armah, K.O.O.
Keywords: Word
linguistics
grammar
literacy
vulgarism
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 24 No. 2, 2004 pp 92-98
Abstract: This paper presents evidence of some serious grammatical aberrations on nearly all the Frequency Modulation Stations (FM) in the Kumasi Metropolis. The paper argues that owing to the power of the electronic media, constant repetition of grammatical aberrations tend to exert a negative effect on learners, especially, the impressionable young ones. Some ways to tackle this sickening waywardness in the use of English have been suggested and attention drawn to the very sanctity of the word, as postulated, at least for our purposes, in John’s proclamation (1984). In the beginning was the Word, And the Word was with God, And the Word was God. This paper's position, therefore, is that the fact of the Word being God attests to its very sanctity and the compelling need to avoid too many abusages and vulgarisms.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 24 No. 2, 2004 pp 92-98
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5111
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