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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The language of Hausa greetings: the social construction of hierarchy
Author:MacIntyre, J.A.
Year:1980
Periodical:Afrika und Übersee: Sprachen, Kulturen
Volume:63
Issue:1
Pages:39-67
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Hausa
greeting
Hausa language
Abstract:'Greeting' is a means of defining and affirming both identity and rank. A description of greetings in Hausa society - how, when and why greetings, both verbal and physical, are made - indicates that both the greeter and the person greeted know their respective places in the social structure. Bibliogr., notes.
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