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  • Editor in Chief University of Ghana - Institute of African Studies



The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is a double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal appearing twice a year (not including special issues), 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 Mr. Fred Labi of Digibooks Ghana Ltd.: or +233246493842.

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.

As of January of 2016, GJL switched from an email-based article submission process to the use of website-based Open Journal Systems (OJS) software, which allows tracking of submissions, double-blind reviews, copyediting, production, and publication. We encourage linguists and scholars interested in linguistics to visit GJL’s website to peruse past issues and to submit their articles.


To submit an article, the author must create an account at GJL’s website. 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 article submission 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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ISSN 2026-6596



Author Biography

Editor in Chief, University of Ghana - Institute of African Studies

Dr. Ọbádélé Kambon completed his PhD in Linguistics at the University of Ghana in 2012, winning the prestigious Vice Chancellor's award for Best PhD Thesis. He also won the 2016 Provost's Publications Award for best article in the College of Humanities. He is a Research Fellow in the Language, Literature and Drama section of the Institute of African Studies at UG & is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Ghana Journal of Linguistics & Secretary of African Studies Association of Africa. His website is

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