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Implications for Gender Relations of Summons-Response and Address Forms in Dagbanli
This paper examines the structure and function of the summons and response in Dagbanli as well as address forms in the husband-wife relation. The Dagbanli language imposes different response forms on males and females and asymmetrical address terms between husband and wife. Drawing from my knowledge of the language as a native speaker and from observed practices of other speakers as well as from insights of key informants, I apply theories of sociolinguistics and pragmatics to analyze thesedoi:10.13092/lo.63.1325 fatcat:bw4nowbeknc75kaqpphplyliei