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  • Vol. 9 No. 1 (2020)

     

    The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is a double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal appearing twice a year (not including special issues), published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana. Beginning with Volume 2 (2013) it is published as an open access journal in electronic format only, at https://gjl.laghana.org and https://www.ajol.info/index.php/gjl/. However, print-on-demand copies can be made available on application to Mr. Fred Labi of Digibooks Ghana Ltd.: fred.labi@digibookspublishing.com or +233246493842.

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

    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. Ọbádélé Kambon, Editor-in-Chief, Ghana Journal of Linguistics, University of Ghana, P.O. Box LG 1149, Legon, Accra, Ghana. These will be used in editorial book critiques. Anyone who wishes to review a particular book is invited to contact the Editor-in-Chief. These will be considered for publication after internal review.

    As of January of 2016, GJL switched from an email-based article submission process to the use of website-based Open Journal Systems (OJS) software, which allows tracking of submissions, double-blind reviews, copyediting, production, and publication. We encourage linguists and scholars interested in linguistics to visit GJL’s website https://gjl.laghana.org to peruse past issues and to submit their articles.

     

    To submit an article, the author must create an account at GJL’s website. Upon account creation, the author should complete all required information including the author’s full name in the form it should appear in print, plus his/her current academic or professional position, his/her field of research interest(s) and a short bio statement. Please see the inside back cover of this issue for detailed article submission guidelines.

     

    GJL complies with Creative Commons Attribution BY  license. This copyright license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. More information on copyright and licensing information can be found here.

     

    The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana, P.O. Box LG 61, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

    GJL Email: gjl@laghana.org | GJL Website: https://gjl.laghana.org

    LAG Email: info@laghana.org | LAG Website: https://www.laghana.org

     

     

    © Linguistics Association of Ghana and individual authors, 2020.

    ISSN 2026-6596

  • Vol. 8 No. 2 (2019)
    The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is a double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal appearing twice a year (not including special issues), published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana. Beginning with Volume 2 (2013) it is published in electronic format only, open access, at https://gjl.laghana.org and https://www.ajol.info/index.php/gjl/. However, print-on-demand copies can be made available on application to Mr. Fred Labi of Digibooks Ghana Ltd.: fred.labi@digibookspublishing.com or +233246493842. The Editors welcome papers on all aspects of linguistics. Articles submitted should not have been published previously. 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. Ọbádélé Kambon, Editor-in-Chief, Ghana Journal of Linguistics, University of Ghana, P.O. Box LG 1149, Legon, Accra, Ghana. Anyone who wishes to review a particular book is invited to contact the editor. As of January of 2016, GJL switched from an email-based article submission process to the use of website-based Open Journal Systems (OJS) software, which allows tracking of submissions, double-blind reviews, copyediting, production, and publication. We encourage linguists and scholars interested in linguistics to visit GJL’s website https://gjl.laghana.org to peruse past issues and to submit their articles. To submit an article, the author must create an account at GJL’s website. Upon account creation, the author should complete all required information including the author’s full name in the form it should appear in print, plus current academic or professional position, field of research interest(s) and a short bio statement. Please see the inside back cover of this issue for detailed article submission instructions. GJL complies with Creative Commons Attribution BY license. This copyright license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. More information on copyright and licensing information can be found here. The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana, P.O. Box LG 61, Legon, Accra, Ghana. GJL Email: gjl@laghana.org | GJL Website: https://gjl.laghana.org LAG Email: info@laghana.org | LAG Website: https://www.laghana.org © Linguistics Association of Ghana and individual authors, 2019. ISSN 2026-6596
  • Vol. 8 No. 1 (2019)
    Ghana Journal of Linguistics 8.1 (2019)
  • Vol. 7 No. 2 (2018)
    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
  • Vol. 6 No. 3 (2017)
    We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest issue of GJL! This issue is noteworthy as it marks our third for this year with our regular issue 6(1) having been published in July and our special issue 6(2) published earlier in December. In the current issue, 6(3), we are proud to have four strong articles representing a diverse range of areas of linguistic interest. The papers of this issue are a testament to the wide variety of theoretical approaches and diverse research areas pertaining to linguistics found in Africa. In this vein, GJL continues to serve as a hub of scholarship, providing an avenue for the publication of double-blind peer-reviewed studies on language, linguistics and all interrelated disciplines. We hope that our readers find this issue intellectually stimulating and informative as we continue to explore and gain a deeper understanding of linguistic phenomena from innovative perspectives. Ọbádélé Kambon, PhD Editor-in-Chief – Ghana Journal of Linguistics Accra
  • Vol. 6 No. 2 (2017)

    This special issue of GJL contains seven papers coming out of the eighth annual conference of the Linguistics Association of Ghana, hosted by the Departments of Modern Languages and English Language at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on 27th–29th July 2015. The conference theme was ‘Language in the Midst: Theories and Practice’, and under this umbrella a wide range of papers were presented, ranging from topics in theoretical and descriptive linguistics to discourse analysis, language and gender, language and social issues, language and religion, language and politics, language in education, language and literature and corpus linguistics. Some 25 languages were discussed, including Arabic, French and local varieties of English. Paul Kerswill (University of York) gave a keynote dealing with demographic change and dialect change in the UK, drawing parallels with language change in Africa. The papers we present here reflect the diversity of the conference, dealing not only with the indigenous languages of Ghana, but also those spoken elsewhere in Africa, including Nigeria and Kenya, as well as English in Africa and internationally. Topics, too, are diverse, covering phonology (Kuubezelle & Akanlig-Pare), morphology/syntax (Imoh, Areo, Moles & Gambo, and Lamidi), discourse (Kpogo & Abrefa, Kambon & Duah, Kambon & Dzahene Quarshie) and language and literature (Kodah). 

    We hope you find this collection stimulating and informative.   Nana Aba Appiah Amfo Jemima Asabea Anderson Paul Kerswill   Accra & York

  • Vol. 6 No. 1 (2017)

    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 http://gjl.laghana.org and https://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 published previously.

    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. Ọbádélé Kambon, Editor-in-Chief, Ghana Journal of Linguistics, University of Ghana, P.O. Box LG 1149, Legon, Accra, Ghana. Anyone who wishes to review a particular book is invited to contact the editor.

    Submissions should be submitted electronically to our website at http://gjl.laghana.org. The author must create an account. Upon account creation, the author should complete all required information including the author’s full name in the form it should appear in print, plus current academic or professional position, field of research interest(s) and a short bio statement. Please see the inside back cover of this issue for detailed instructions.

     

    The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana, P.O. Box LG 61, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

    Email: info@laghana.org | Website: http://www.laghana.org

     

     

    © Linguistics Association of Ghana and individual authors, 2017.

  • Vol. 5 No. 1 (2016)

    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 gjl.laghana.org and 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 published previously.

    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. Ọbádélé Kambon, Editor-in-Chief, Ghana Journal of Linguistics, University of Ghana, P.O. Box LG 1149, Legon, Accra, Ghana. Anyone who wishes to review a particular book is invited to contact the editor.

    Submissions should be submitted electronically to our website at gjl.laghana.org. The author must create an account. Upon account creation, the author should complete all required information including the author’s full name in the form it should appear in print, plus current academic or professional position, field of research interest(s) and a short bio statement. Please see the inside back cover of this issue for detailed instructions.

     

    The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana, P.O. Box LG 61, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

    Email: info@laghana.org | Website: www.laghana.org

     

     

    © Linguistics Association of Ghana and individual authors, 2016.

     

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