Education

Education

2014- Present   Rutgers University, Ph.D. Linguistics

 

2012-  2014       University of Ghana, Mphil Linguistics
                            Thesis: Linguistics strategies in the expression of modality in Akan.

 

2007-  2011       University of Cape Coast, B.A English, and  Linguistics

                            Thesis: The Semantics of the Akan indefinite determiner bi.

Invited Talk

2021                    Definite indefinite stacking in Akan.       

                            Triple A Semantics Conference. National University of Singapore

2020                  Definite Propositions and Clausal Determiners

                           Colloquium talk. Boston University. Boston Massachusetts 

2017                 Actuality Entailment in Akan. New York University                    

                          Linguistics Department

Conference Presentations

Conference Presentations

Conference Presentations

 

 

2019                    Bare Nouns in Akan  Revisted. Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian  Languages                                        (TripleA6)-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. (handout)

                   

                           Determiners outside the nominal domain.  Annual Conference of African Linguistics (ACAL50.                                   The University of British Columbia, Vancouver​

2018                  Actuality Entailment in Akan and Lubukusu

                           Annual Conference of African Linguistics (ACAL) 49, Michigan State University (with Ken Safir)

 

                       

                           Tense and Aspect in Akan Coordinate Constructions

                           Annual Conference of African Linguistics (ACAL) 49, Michigan State University 

 

2017                  Actuality Entailment in Akan
                           Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages (TripleA 4)- Gothenburg, Sweden

 

                           Another look at bi: an Epistemic Indefinite Analysis

                           Annual Conference of African Linguistics (ACAL) 48, Indiana University

  

                           The Typology of NC sequences in Central Tano.
                           Annual Conference of African Linguistics (ACAL) 48, Indiana University 

 

 

2016                  Actuality Entailment in Akan (Poster)
                           Mid-Atlantic Colloquium of Studies in Meaning (MACSIM) 6, Hunter College, CUNY.

                       

 

2015                 Modal Concord in Akan
                          8th World Congress of African Linguistics, Kyoto University, Japan.

 

 

2013                 A comparative study of Reflexivisation in Akan and Ewe.
                          Linguistics Association Conference (LAG), University of Cape Coast.

 

 

 

Manuscripts

2017            Tense and Aspect in Akan Multi-verbal Clauses. Qualifying Paper, Rutgers University

2016             Actuality Entailment in Akan. Qualifying Paper. Rutgers University

Teaching

Boston College

2022 Spring              Semantics 

                                   Language and the study of Africa

 

                                   The Linguistic Structure of Akan                            

       

 

2021 Fall                   General linguistics 

                                    

                                    Languages of Africa 

Primary instructor (Rutgers)

2020 Summer           Introduction to Linguistic Theory 

                                      Undergraduate Course  

 

2019 Fall                     Exploring Language

2018 Summer            Introduction to Linguistic Theory 

                                      Undergraduate Course  

 

2017  Summer           Introduction to the Study of Language
                                      Undergraduate  Course

 

           Spring               Introduction to Linguistic Theory 

                                      Undergraduate Summer Course  

2019 Summer            Semantics Faculty African Linguistics School, Grahams town South Africa

                                      African Linguistic School (2019) 

 

 

Teaching Assistant (Rutgers)

                   

2017  Fall                    Introduction to the Study of Language                                     

                                      Undergraduate  Course (TA for Simon Charlow , instructor)

                       

 

2016   Summer          Introduction to Semantics
                                      African Linguistics School, (TA for Veneeta Dayal)

 

 

2014                             Pragmatics
                                      University of Ghana, (TA for Prof. Kofi Agyekum)

 

                                      Language and Business
                                      University of Ghana,  (TA for Prof. Nana Aba Amfo)

 

 

2011                             Syntax                                    

                                      University of Cape Coast , (TA for Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia)

 

 

Graduate Assistantship 

 

2017-2019                     Research Assistant and Assistant Director. The African Anaphora Project;An on-line                                               resource for research on African Languages

 

Service

2019          Journal Review

                                          Journal of West African Languages

                 

                 Conference Abstract Reviews

                                         Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages (Triple A) 51st Annual    

         

                                         Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 51)

 

                                         Annual Conference of African   Languages (ACAL 51)

2018                               Planning committee. Workshop on Displaced Lives: Gender Based Violence, Refugees,                                           and Resettlement organized by Center on Violence Against  Women  and  Children,                                               Rutgers  University.

 

                                       Volunteer as ESL instructor. Interfaith RISE,Highland Park NJ; Refugee and Immigrant                                             Services  and Empowerment.

2016-2018                    Organizer. Semantics Reading Group at Rutgers

2017-2018                    President Linguistics Graduate Students Association