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By Joyce Penfield

Using quotations or proverbs to express a message is a vital verbal exchange method 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 means of whom or between whom proverbs are used, and the diversity of interactional occasions during which they're used. this kind of examine, Penfield believes, may demonstrate the numerous styles and values of a specific society, and recommend recommendations that might be worthwhile in constructing a basic conception of quoting habit and using proverbs.

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