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Sexism and gender stereotyping in the Dagbanli language

Salifu Nantogma Alhassan
University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana

Salifu Nantogma Alhassan PhD is a lecturer in the African and General Studies Department at the University for Development Studies in Ghana. He obtained his BA in Linguistics and Arabic, his PhD in African Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon and his MPhil in Linguistics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim in Norway. His recent publications include ‘Implications for Gender Relations of Summons-Response and Address Forms in Dagbanli’ (Linguistik Online, 2014), ‘The influence of Islam on the culture and language of the Dagomba of northern Ghana’ (Maghreb Review, 2012) and ‘Signalling politeness, power and solidarity through terms of address in Dagbanli’ (Nordic Journal of African Studies, 2010). His research interests include language and gender, language and development, and gender in the media.