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Papers Presented

The Lyrics of Alex Konadu.’ Paper presented at the First Oral Literature Conference Dept. of Linguistics Legon 14th Aug 1988.

Negation in Akan. Semester’s Paper presented at Trondheim University 1992.

Patterns of Lexical Polysemy and Metaphorical Extension of Akan Verbs of Perception.’ Paper Presented at Trondheim Univ. First Semester 1993.

Causativity in Akan.’ Paper Presented at Trondheim Univ. Second Semester 1993.

Presequencing: A Necessary Tool in Conversation. Paper presented at Linguistics Seminar :Trondheim University: February 16th 1995.

Communicative Competence in Akan. Paper presented at the Niger-Congo Linguistic Conference at the University of Ghana Legon June 1997.

Lexical Polysemy and Metaphorical Extension of Te ‘Hear’ Verb of Perception in Akan. Paper presented at the NUFU Linguistic Workshop Legon-Nov. 12th 1997.

The Concept of Face Among the Akan. Paper presented at the Ghana Linguistic Association Conference at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi Ghana. Feb. 1998.

9. The Ntam Reminiscential Taboo among the Akan’ Paper presented at a Linguistics Departmental Seminar : Legon 20th May. 1998.

Overview of Akan Verbal Taboos. Paper presented at Linguistic Colloquium Summer Institute of Linguistics, Univ. of Oregon Eugene USA: 8th July 1998.

Aspects of Persuasion in Akan Communication. Paper presented at the Linguistics’ Departmental Seminar Legon 4th Nov. 1998.

Metaphorical Extensions of Body Part Terms in Akan’. Paper presented at the Linguistics Association of Ghana’s Conference at Legon: 8th January 1999.

Mother-tongue Education in Ghana. Paper presented at the Readsworth Foundation GNAT Hall Accra: 12th November 1999.

Honorifics and Status Indexing in Akan Traditional Communication. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Linguistic Association of Ghana at Legon: 4th December 1999.

Aspects of Akan Oral Literature and the Media. Paper presented at the International Conference Against All Odds: African Languages and Literatures into the 21st Century at Asmara- Eritrea: 11th -18th January 2000.

Indigenous Education in Ghana. Paper Presented to American Tourists at Bay View Hotel Accra: 1st July 2000.

Lexical Elaboration and Expansion in Akan : A Case Study of Afisem and the Media. Paper presented at the 22nd West African Languages Congress. University of Ghana Legon: 15th -19th August 2000.

The Ethnography of Akan Greetings. Paper presented at Linguistics Departmental Seminar University of Ghana Legon: 14th March 2001.

Harmonising Akan Orthography: The Loss of Assimilation. Paper presented at CASAS Akan Workshop Ibis Hotel Plateau. Abidjan: 22nd-24th May 2002.

Ghanaian Proverbs: Functions, Context and Usage. Paper presented to American Students from Memphis University at the Institute of African Studies : Legon 13th June 2002.

Significance of Names. Paper presented to American Tourists at the Linguistic Dept. Legon Accra 12th July 2002.

The Pragmatics of Requests in Akan Communication. Paper presented at the Linguistics Dept. Seminar 16th October 2002 University of Ghana-Legon.

Etiquette and Non-Verbal Communication. Paper presented to TUFT University Students. 17th February 2003.

Invective Language in Contemporary Ghanaian Politics. Paper presented at the Linguistics Departmental Seminar 2nd April 2003.

Participant Faculty of Arts Colloquium Legon 19th-20th May 2003. Presented a report on the Akan Dictionary Project.

Cultural Attitude to Speaking; Royal Oratory in Akan. Paper presented to American Students from Colorado 10th June 2003.

Ghanaian Traditional Ethics and Etiquette: A Case for the Foreign Student. Paper presented to TUFT University Students. 14th August 2003.

Akan Apology : A Reparation Mechanism. Paper presented at the Linguistics Departmental Seminar 17th March 2004.

Twi Teaching in Ghana: Paper presented at the SCALI Instructors Caucus Ohio University 14th July 2004.

Aspects of Mother Tongue Education and Language Policy in Ghana:: Paper presented at the African Linguistics Human Rights Seminar Ohio University 15th July 2004.