Contributors to This Issue
The Guest Editor for this issue, Gordon S.K. Adika, is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Language Centre, University of Ghana, where he teaches academic writing to undergraduate and graduate students, and acts as consultant on many inter-collegial projects upgrading scholarly work. His research focuses on academic discourse and literacy and English as a medium of instruction in second language contexts.
Notes on contributors
Hasiyatu Abubakari is a post-doctoral fellow in the African Studies Department of the University of Vienna. She is also a Lecturer at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana. Her research interests cover both descriptive and theoretical linguistics in areas including Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, and Information Structure. Her current research is on Kusaal and related Mabia languages.
Atipoka Helen Adongo is a Lecturer in the Department of Ghanaian Languages Education, University of Education, Winneba. Her research areas include phonetics and phonology of Gurenε and general linguistics.
Kofi Agyekum is a Professor of Linguistics, and the Acting Dean of the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana. His areas of interest are Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Ethnography of Communication, Stylistics, Semantics, Lexicology, Translation, Oral Literature and Terminology.
Nana Aba Appiah Amfo is a Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics, University of Ghana. Within the broad areas of pragmatics and sociolinguistics, her research interests include information structure, grammaticalization and language use and practices in specific domains such as language and religion, language and health, language and gender and language in migratory contexts.
Mercy Akrofi Ansah is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. Her research interests include grammar of less-studied languages; biographical studies and language use in multilingual communities.
Akosua Anyidoho was a faculty member of the Department of Linguistics, University of Ghana, for many years until her retirement. She is now the Director of New York University-Accra. Her research interests include language in education in multilingual Africa, second language teaching and learning, language and gender, and women’s verbal art forms.
Mercy Bobuafor is a Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics, University of Ghana. Her research interests are in language documentation and language description, especially syntax and semantics, as well as lexicography, and anthropological linguistics. Her regional specialisation is West Africa, focusing on Kwa languages especially, Ewe and Gbe languages, Tafi and other Ghana-Togo-Mountain languages.
Adams Bodomo is a Professor of African Studies, holding the Chair of African Languages and Literatures. He also serves as the Director of the Global African Diaspora Studies (GADS) Research Platform at the University of Vienna. He is an interdisciplinary researcher with interest in areas including Linguistics, Literature, and Diaspora Studies.
Dewei Che is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of African Studies, University of Vienna. Her research interests centre on comparative syntax in Sinitic, Germanic and Mabia languages.
Grace Diabah is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics, University of Ghana. Her teaching and research focus on general Linguistics as well as gender and language, including language and masculinities.
Charles Ofosu Marfo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi. He is currently the Head of the Department and the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Avea E. Nsoh is an Associate Professor of Linguistics and a Principal at the University of Education, Winneba. His research areas include theoretical linguistics with focus on morphology and syntax, culture, oral literature and language policy.
Samuel Gyasi Obeng is a Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics, Indiana University, Bloomington. His research interests include African languages, political discourse analysis, multilingualism, language contact, and ethnopragmatics.
Seth Antwi Ofori is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Ghana. His areas of research include phonology, morphophonology, morphosyntax, semantics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and pragmatics.
Kweku Osam is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics, University of Ghana. His research interests include the functional-typological linguistics, structure of Akan and related languages and the typology of African languages.
Kofi Korankye Saah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics, University of Ghana. His teaching and research have been focused on the syntax of Akan, language acquisition, sentence processing, and language use and attitudes.