Three members of staff attended conferences at Michigan State University, USA and Middlesex University, Mauritius respectively. They presented research topics on the following:

  • An Instrumental View of Diphthongs in Ghanaian English
  • Focus Marking and Dialect Divergence in Likpakpaln (Komkomba)
  • Communicative Language Testing: Do High-Stakes English Language Tests in Ghana Measure Students’ Communicative Competence?

Others were:

  • Modeling discourse intonation in emerging varieties of English: Towards a categorization

of outer circle Englishes. LAG11, July (2018); University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

  • Speech rhythm in Ghanaian English: Evidence from spoken academic discourse.LAG11,

July (2018); University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana (with Gifty Osei-Bonsu).

  • Accent and identity: The case of English teachers in Ghana (with Jemima A. Anderson).

            WALC 30/LAG10, July-August (2017); University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.

  • How long are the sounds?: Vowel length and the English teacher’s dilemma. WALC

30/LAG10, July-August (2017); University of Education, Winneba, Ghana (with Patricia B. Mireku-Gyimah).

  • Pause structure and information packaging: A study of classroom discourse West African

Languages Congress (WALC30)/LAG10, July-August; University of Education, Winneba, Ghana (with Gifty Osei-Bonsu). (2017).

  • Ghanaian English as language of education in Ghana: Views from teachers and

students. 10th Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF 10), June (2017), Helsinki, Finland.

Members of staff also attended the Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG) Annual Conference at the University of Ghana, Legon from July 30 to August 1, 2018 on the theme: “Current Trends in Language Studies”. Some researched on;

  • Speaking the unspeakable: proverbs of obscenity and invectives in Akan.
  • An Instrumental View of Diphthongs in Ghanaian English. Paper presented at the 49th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) in East Lansing Michigan USA, 22nd to 25th March 2018.