Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty

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James EssegbeyJames Essegbey

Associate Professor of Akan
PhD, Leiden University
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I am interested in descriptive, documentary and theoretical linguistics, especially in the domain of syntax, semantics and pragmatics; contact linguistics; language and culture; Kwa languages of West Africa, especially Gbe (i.e. Ewe, Gen, Aja and Fon), Akan, and Ghana-Togo Mountain languages; and creole studies. Lately, I have been working on the influence of the Gbe languages on Suriname creoles and, more recently, the description and documentation of Nyangbo, one of the Ghana-Togo Mountain languages.

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