Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 229

Full Length Research Paper

Politeness in media talk shows: The case of media panel discussions in Ghana

Kwasi Sarfo-Adu
  • Kwasi Sarfo-Adu
  • Department of Liberal Studies, Faculty of Business and Management Studies, Kumasi Technical University, Kumasi, Ghana.
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Cynthia Elizabeth Osei
  • Cynthia Elizabeth Osei
  • Department of Liberal Studies, Faculty of Business and Management Studies, Kumasi Technical University, Kumasi, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 05 May 2020
  •  Accepted: 08 July 2021
  •  Published: 31 July 2021


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