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Vol. 8 No. 2 (2019): Ghana Journal of Linguistics 8.2 (2019)
Ghana Journal of Linguistics Volume 8 Number 2

The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal appearing twice a year, published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana. Beginning with Volume 2 (2013) it is published in electronic format only, open access, at and However, print-on-demand copies can be made available on application to Digibooks Ghana Ltd.:

The Editors welcome papers on all aspects of linguistics. Articles submitted should not have been published previously.

The Editors welcome reports on research in progress and brief notices of research findings, as well as news of general interest to linguists.

The Editors also welcome books from authors and publishers for review in the Ghana Journal of Linguistics. They may be sent to Dr. Ọbádélé Kambon, Editor-in-Chief, Ghana Journal of Linguistics, University of Ghana, P.O. Box LG 1149, Legon, Accra, Ghana. Anyone who wishes to review a particular book is invited to contact the editor.

Submissions should be submitted electronically to our website at The author must create an account. Upon account creation, the author should complete all required information including the author’s full name in the form it should appear in print, plus current academic or professional position, field of research interest(s) and a short bio statement. Please see the inside back cover of this issue for detailed instructions.


The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana, P.O. Box LG 61, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

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Published: 2019-12-31

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Editorial Committee:
Ọbádélé Kambon (Editor-in-Chief; University of Ghana)
E. Kweku Osam (Consulting Editor; University of Ghana)
Gordon S. Adika (University of Ghana)
Nana Aba A. Amfo (University of Ghana)
Jemima A. Anderson (University of Ghana)
Charles O. Marfo (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science &

Editorial Board:
Emmanuel N. Abakah (University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)
Felix Ameka (Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands)
Thomas Bearth (University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland)
Paul Kerswill (University of York, York, UK)
D. D. Kuupole (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)
Gudrun Miehe (Bayreuth Universität, Germany)
Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele (University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria)
John Singler (New York University, USA)
Kwesi Yankah (Minister of Tertiary Education, Central University)


Contact Info for Editorial Office:

GJL is managed by Editor-in-Chief, Ọbádélé Kambon and Co-Editor R. Akuoko Duah
Mailing address: P.O. Box LG 1149, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is owned and published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana.
© Linguistics Association of Ghana, 2019.
ISSN 2026-6596