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Ghana Journal of Linguistics 7(2)

The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal appearing twice a year, published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana. Beginning with Volume 2 (2013) it is published in electronic format only, open access, at www.ajol.info. However print-on-demand copies can be made available on application to Digibooks Ghana Ltd.: fred.labi@digibookspublishing.com.

The Editors welcome papers on all aspects of linguistics. Articles submitted should not have been previously published.

The Editors welcome reports on research in progress and brief notices of research findings, as well as news of general interest to linguists.

The Editors also welcome books from authors and publishers for review in the Ghana Journal of Linguistics. They may be sent to Dr. Obadele Kambon, Editor-in-Chief, Ghana Journal of Linguistics, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG73, Accra, Ghana. Anyone who wishes to review a particular book is invited to contact the editor.

Submissions should be submitted electronically to the Editor-in-Chief, at http://laghana.org/gjl. They should be accompanied by a brief biographical note giving the author’s name in the form it should appear in print, plus current academic or professional position and field of research interest. Please see the Author guidelines for detailed instructions.

The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana, P. O. Box LG61, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
Email: linguisticsgh@gmail.com. Website: http://www.laghana.org


Vol 7, No 2 (2018)

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PROFILE OF PROFESSOR FLORENCE ABENA DOLPHYNE Professor Florence Abena Dolphyne holds a PhD in Phonetics and Linguistics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She obtained her first degree, a BA Honours in English, from the University College of Ghana (now University of Ghana) in 1961. She began her career as a Lecturer at the University of Ghana in 1965. She rose through the ranks and earned the status of Professor of Linguistics in 1996. During this period, she became the first female Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University. Earlier, she served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Head of the Department of Linguistics. She served on the University of Ghana Council and was the Hall Warden of Volta Hall. Altogether, she served the University of Ghana for 36 years, from1965 to 2001. The last three years were her post-retirement service. Professor Dolphyne held visiting scholar positions in other universities. These include University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone; Michigan State University, and University of California, Los Angeles. She is a Fulbright Senior Scholar. Professor Dolphyne’s research interest is in Instrumental Phonetics, Phonological Theory, Phonology of the Akan language and its dialects, the Phonology of English and its variations in Ghanaian English, Historical Linguistics with reference to Akan, Language in Education in Ghana with reference to the place of Ghanaian languages and English, especially at the Primary school level. In her active research years, Prof. Dolphyne produced key publications that influenced the discipline. Among these are: A phonological analysis of Twi vowels; A classification of Akan verb stems; Dialect differences and historical processes in Akan; The Brong (Bono) dialect of Akan; Tone and grammar in Akan: the tone of possessive constructions in the Asante dialect; The Akan (Twi and Fante) language: Its sound systems and tonal structure; A course in oral English; A Course in oral English: Teachers’ handbook. Professor Dolphyne’s contribution to the discipline of Linguistics went beyond her teaching and research at the University of Ghana. She was instrumental in the work of the Linguistics Circle of Accra, the precursor to the Linguistics Association of Ghana, as well as the West African Linguistics Society (WALS). Professor Dolphyne has made a huge impact not only in the field of academia but also in national development and Christianity in Ghana. She was the Vice Chair for the National Council on Women and Development and later became Chairperson for the Council. She was the Chairperson of the Ghana Education Service (2002-2006). She also served as a Board Member of the Ghana Education Trust Fund and VALCO Trust Fund. She also served on the Council for National Reconciliation Commission (2002-2004). She has held the positions of first and second Vice President of the Bible Society of Ghana. She was a member of Methodist University College Council and has been a Conference Member of Methodist Church, Ghana since 1999. In recognition of her sustained role in the development of higher education in Ghana, Prof. Dolphyne was awarded an honorary doctorate (D.Litt) by the University of Ghana in 2004. Guest Editor, Prof. Gordon S.K. Adika

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Ọbádélé B Kambon i-v
On Nominalizing the Serial Verb in Mabia Languages EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Adams Bodomo, Hasiyatu Abubakari, Dewei Che 1-32
Optimal Inflections as Symmetry between Nominal and Verbal Reduplications in Akan EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Charles Marfo, E. Kweku Osam 33-51
The Syntax of Reciprocal Constructions in Akan EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Kofi K. Saah 52-70
Vowel Doubling Before The Verbal Unit -Yɛ [jɛ] In Asante Twi EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Seth Antwi Ofori 71-101
Vowel Harmony in Gurenɛ EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Helen Adongo Atipoka, Avea E. Nsoh 102-133
“Paddling a Canoe and Preparing Rice Balls” The Semantics of Tafi Cuisine EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Mercy Bobuafor 134-153
Fictional Characters and Toponyms in Kwabena Adi’s “Brako” EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Kofi Agyekum 154-174
To Dance or Not to Dance Masculinities in Akan Proverbs and Their Implications for Contemporary Societies EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Grace Diabah, Nana Aba Appiah Amfo 179-198
Language and Liberty in Ghanaian Political Communication: A Critical Discourse Perspective EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Samuel Gyasi Obeng 199-224
Shifting Sands: Language Policies in Education in Ghana And Implementation Challenges EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Akosua Anyidoho 225-243
Reminiscing the Contribution of a Pioneer of The Development of The Twi Language: Clement Anderson Akrofi EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Mercy Akrofi Ansah 244-266
Contributors to This Issue EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Gordon S.K. Adika 267-269
Preferred Format of References EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ọbádélé B Kambon 270-271
Inside Back Cover: Guidelines for Contributors EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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