The aim of this book is to make the reader sensitive to good English. The author has not set out to criticize unduly journalists, reporters, radio and TV presenters, newsreaders, academics, teachers, top civil and public servants, business executives, politicians, writers, book publishers and editors, students and all who use Ghanaian English. The criticism is a reminder of the difficulty of writing and speaking good English.
The book deals with the deviant forms and usage in educated Ghanaian English, and other common errors in English. It explains the criteria to be used in distinguishing between acceptable and unacceptable forms and usage in second language English.
The bulk of the material used for the criticism was collected from educated Ghanaian English – written and spoken. The sources included newspapers (and editorials), magazines, books, reports, television and radio news, discussions and phone-ins and conversations.