Hello,

a bit about me:

I am a final Ph.D. Candidate at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. My main research area is the semantics of African languages. I work on Akan, a Niger-Congo language, spoken in Ghana.  I am finishing my dissertation titled "Anaphoricity Marking in Akan ".  I am working with Professor Simon Charlow.

 

My research interests revolve around what African languages can contribute to linguistic theory, especially formal semantic theory. My research involves critically applying current theories to Akan and other Kwa languages in an attempt to account for empirical data and also support or revise the existing theory. The goal is to highlight the role of these under-studied languages in a quest to have an explanatorily adequate theory. Underlying this research program is also a desire to generate research interest in formal semantic analyses in African languages by native speaker linguists.

 

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Outside of Linguistics, I am interested with the role of women in conflict negotiation, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding especially in Africa. I also  volunteer as an ESL teacher for a Refugee resettlement agency. 

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