Communicating with Quotes: The Igbo Case by Joyce Penfield

By Joyce Penfield

Using quotations or proverbs to exhibit a message is a vital conversation procedure within the Igbo society of southeastern Nigeria. Penfield contends that there are few, if any, passable ethnographic investigations of the place, why, how, and by way of whom or between whom proverbs are used, and the diversity of interactional events during which they're used. this type of examine, Penfield believes, might show the numerous styles and values of a specific society, and recommend options that will be necessary in constructing a normal idea of quoting habit and using proverbs.

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