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An Examination of the Application and Relevance of Des Wilson's Taxonomy of Traditional Media Systems in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
'Dele Odunlami
161-165 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


This paper examines the application and relevance of Prof. Des Wilson's Taxonomy of Traditional Communication Systems in the Igbo socio-cultural setting of Nigeria as captured in one of Africa's popular epics: Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. It concludes that the focus of scholars in this era of globalization should be how to formulate inter-ethnic codes of traditional African Communication Systems through an effective synergy to fortify it against the frequent onslaught and threat of attrition posed by the technology-mediated modern media.

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Selected Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Shifting the Center of Africanism in Language Politics and Economic Globalization
edited by Olaoba F. Arasanyin and Michael A. Pemberton
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