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Mutations des systèmes de communication en pays sanwi (XVIIe - XXIe siècle)
Mutations of communication systems in sanwi countries (17th - 21st centuries)

Author(s): Assouan Pierre Andredou
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Keywords: Channels; Sanwi; drumming; village radios; broadcast

Summary/Abstract: This paper highlights the use of means and systems of communication by the Sanwi people. There is evidence that between the XVIIth and the XXIth century there was a variety of channels this people resorted to in order to send information in the community. Thus, over this period, four main channels were used. Between the XVIth and the XIXth centuries, communication existed by means of drum-based language. In the XXth century, information was transmitted by town criers and often also by drumming. At the beginning of the XXIth century, the development of NICT brings about new means of communication : the proximity radios and the « village radios ». Of course these communication tools differ from each other, yet they all aim at achieving one single purpose : conveying information.

  • Issue Year: 13/2018
  • Issue No: 25
  • Page Range: 205-211
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: French
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