• Ghana Journal of Linguistics Volume 8 Number 1 Ghana Journal of Linguistics 8.1 (2019)
    Vol 8 No 1 (2019)

    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, 2019.

     

    ISSN 2026-6596

     

  • GHANA JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS  Volume 7 Number 2  SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO PROFESSOR FLORENCE ABENA DOLPHYNE Ghana Journal of Linguistics 7.2 (2018) Special Issue Dedicated to Professor Florence Abena Dolphyne
    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. 7 No. 1 (2018): Ghana Journal of Linguistics 7.1 (2018) Ghana Journal of Linguistics 7.1 (2018)
    Vol 7 No 1 (2018)
    EDITORIAL NOTE

     

    Dear esteemed readers of the Ghana Journal of Linguistics,

    It is with great pleasure we announce the publication of this latest issue of GJL! This issue marks our first of 2018 and we are pleased to have four solid double-blind peer-reviewed articles representing a wide range of linguistic research. 

    These articles exemplify GJLs commitment to serving stakeholders by continuing to providing a hub for diverse linguistic scholarship. It is our fervent hope that GJL readers will find issue 7(1) engaging, intellectually stimulating and informative as we continue to promote the dissemination of top quality peer-reviewed research from throughout Africa.

    This year, in addition to the regular issues, we look forward to a guest-edited special issue on the emerging research area of Areal Semantics. The Guest Editors of the special issue are Prof. Felix K. Ameka, Prof. Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm and Dr. Jonathan Brindle.  The articles to be included were selected from several that were presented at the School of Languages Conference (SOLCON), which took place at the University of Ghana in 2015. We are excited about this issue and we look forward to its forthcoming publication here at the Ghana Journal of Linguistics.  

    Finally, as always, we at Ghana Journal of Linguistics (GJL) would like to thank authors, reviewers, readers and the entire membership of the Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG) for their continued support. Additionally, I would like to thank LAGs Executive Board, our Editorial Board, our Editorial Committee and most especially our Consulting Editor, Professor E. Kweku Osam, whose guidance is invaluable. We look forward to future issues of GJL as we continue to showcase the rich tradition of rigorous interdisciplinary linguistic scholarship from Africa and the African world.

    Obadele Kambon

    Editor-in-Chief Ghana Journal of Linguistics

     Accra

                                                                                                   

  • Ghana Journal of Linguistics 6.3 (2017) Ghana Journal of Linguistics 6.3 (2017)
    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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

  • GJL 6(2) Front Cover Ghana Journal of Linguistics 6.2 (2017)
    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

                                                                                                                                                               

  • Ghana Journal of Linguistics 6.1 (2017)
    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 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 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: www.laghana.org

     

     

    © Linguistics Association of Ghana and individual authors, 2017.

  • GJL 5(1) Front Cover Ghana Journal of Linguistics 5.1 (2016)
    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.

     

    ISSN 2026-6596

     

     

  • Ghana Journal of Linguistics 4.2 (2015)
    Vol 4 No 2 (2015)

    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, at www.ajol.info. However print-on-demand copies can be made available on application to the editor.
    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 Ọbádélé Kambon, Editor-in-Chief, Ghana Journal of Linguistics, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 1149, Accra, Ghana. Anyone who wishes to review a particular book is invited to contact the editor.
    Submissions should be submitted electronically to http://www.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 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 LG61, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
    Email: linguisticsgh@gmail.com. Website: http://www.laghana.org
    © Linguistics Association of Ghana, 2014.
    ISSN 2026-6596

  • Ghana Journal of Linguistics 4.1 (2015)
    Vol 4 No 1 (2015)

    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, at www.ajol.info. However print-on-demand copies can be made available on application to the editor.
    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 M. E. Kropp Dakubu, 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 either medakubu@ug.edu.gh or medakubu@gmail.com. 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 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 LG61, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
    Email: linguisticsgh@gmail.com. Website: http://www.laghana.org
    © Linguistics Association of Ghana, 2014.
    ISSN 2026-6596

  • Ghana Journal of Linguistics 3.2 (2014)
    Vol 3 No 2 (2014)

    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, at www.ajol.info.
    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 M. E. Kropp Dakubu, 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 either medakubu@ug.edu.gh or medakubu@gmail.com. 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 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 LG61, Legon, Accra, Ghana. Email: linguisticsgh@gmail.com. Website: http://www.laghana.org
    © Linguistics Association of Ghana, 2013.
    ISSN 2026-6596

  • Ghana Journal of Linguistics 3.1 (2014)
    Vol 3 No 1 (2014)

    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, at www.ajol.info. However print-on-demand copies can be made available on application to the editor.
    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 M. E. Kropp Dakubu, 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 either medakubu@ug.edu.gh or medakubu@gmail.com. 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 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 LG61, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
    Email: linguisticsgh@gmail.com. Website: http://www.laghana.org
    © Linguistics Association of Ghana, 2014.
    ISSN 2026-6596

  • Ghana Journal of Linguistics 2.2 (2013)
    Vol 2 No 2 (2013)

    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, at www.ajol.info.
    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 M. E. Kropp Dakubu, 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 either medakubu@ug.edu.gh or medakubu@gmail.com. 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 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 LG61, Legon, Accra, Ghana. Email: linguisticsgh@gmail.com. Website: http://www.laghana.org
    © Linguistics Association of Ghana, 2013.
    ISSN 2026-6596

  • Ghana Journal of Linguistics 2.1 (2013)
    Vol 2 No 1 (2013)

    The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal appearing twice a year, published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana. 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 M. E. Kropp Dakubu, 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 by email.
    Submissions should be submitted electronically to the Editor-in-Chief, at either medakubu@ug.edu.gh or medakubu@gmail.com. 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 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 LG61, Legon, Accra, Ghana. Email: linguisticsgh@gmail.com. Website: http://www.laghana.org
    © Linguistics Association of Ghana, 2013.
    ISSN 2026-6596

  • Ghana Journal of Linguistics 1.2 (2012)
    Vol 1 No 2 (2012)

    The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal appearing twice a year, published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana. 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 Research Review. They may be sent to M. E. Kropp Dakubu, 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 by email.
    Submissions should be submitted electronically to the Editor-in-Chief, at either medakubu@ug.edu.gh or medakubu@gmail.com. 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 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 LG61, Legon, Accra, Ghana. Email: linguisticsgh@gmail.com.
    © Linguistics Association of Ghana, 2012.
    ISSN 2026-6596

  • Ghana Journal of Linguistics 1.1 (2012)
    Vol 1 No 1 (2012)

    The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal appearing twice a year, published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana. The Editors welcome papers on all aspects of linguistics. Articles submitted should not have been previously published.
    The Editors also welcome short reports on research in progress and brief research notes.
    Submissions should be submitted electronically to the Editor-in-Chief, at either medakubu@ug.edu.gh or medakubu@gmail.com. They should be accompanied by a brief biographical note giving the author’s name in the form it should appear in print, current academic or professional position and field of research interest. Please see the inside back cover of this issue for detailed instructions.
    The Editors also welcome books from authors and publishers for review in the Research Review. They may be sent to M.E. Kropp Dakubu, Editor-in-Chief, Ghana Journal of Linguistics, University of Ghana, PO Box LG73, Accra, Ghana. Anyone who wishes to review a particular book is invited to contact the editor by email.
    Published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana, P.O. Box LG61, Legon, Accra, Ghana. Email: linguisticsgh@gmail.com.
    © Linguistics Association of Ghana, 2011.
    ISSN 2026-6596