Table of Contents



Table of Contents



 Volume 8 Number 2


 Editorial Committee:

Ọbádélé Kambon (Editor-in-Chief; University of Ghana)

R. Akuɔko Duah (Co-Editor; 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 & Technology)


Editorial Board:       

Emmanuel N. Abakah (University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)

Felix Ameka (Leiden University, Netherlands)

Thomas Bearth (Universität Zürich, Switzerland)

Paul Kerswill (University of 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 (Central University College, Ghana)

The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is a publication of the Linguistics Association of Ghana. Authors have sole responsibility for the content of their articles.    

The Ghana Journal of Linguistics is published by the Linguistics Association of Ghana.

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© Linguistics Association of Ghana, 2019.

ISSN 2026-6596




Clement Kwamina Insaidoo Appah                                                                                                                                                                       

A Survey of Exocentric Compounds in Three Kwa Languages: Akan, Ewe and Ga                      

Hasiyatu Abubakari                        

The Syntax and Semantics of Relative Clauses in Kusaal  

Ruth Karachi Oji

Conceptual Blending Patterns in Selected Nigerian Television Talk Shows                     

Anthony Olabiyi Adejuwon

Discourse Intonation Patterns in the Non-Interrogative Utterances of Selected Educated Nigerian Speakers of English                          

Adebimpe Adegbite

Bilingualism and the Psychology of Colors            

Contributors to this Issue                                                                                                                   

Preferred Format for References                                                                                                               

Author Biography

Ọbádélé B Kambon, University of Ghana




References made in the notes or in the text should, for the most part, conform to the American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide, 5th edition, including the author’s last name, the date of publication and the relevant page number(s), e.g. (Bodomo 2004:18-9).

There should be a separate list of references at the end of the paper, but before any appendices, in which all and only items referred to in the text and the notes are listed in alphabetical order according to the surname of the first author.  When the item is a book by a single author or a collection of articles with a single editor, give full bibliographical details in this order: name of author or editor, date of publication, title of the work, place of publication and publisher. Be absolutely sure that all names and titles are spelled correctly. Examples:

Obeng, Samuel Gyasi. 2001. African Anthroponymy: An Ethnopragmatic and Morphophonological Study of Personal Names in Akan and Some African Societies. München: Lincom Europa.

Ameka, Felix K., and Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu, eds. 2008. Aspect and Modality in Kwa Languages, Studies in Language Comparison Series. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

If the book has more than one author or editor, they should all be given, the first appearing as above, the others with their first name or initial placed before the surname:

Heine, Bernd and Derek Nurse, eds. 2000. African Languages, an Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

An article appearing in an edited book should be referenced under the author’s name, with the editor(s) and full details of the book and page numbers of the particular article. For example:

Osam, E. Kweku. 1997. "Serial Verbs and Grammatical Relations in Akan." In Grammatical Relations: A Functionalist Perspective, edited by T Givón, 253-280. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


However, if you cite several articles from the same book you can give the full details just once, in a reference under the editor’s name, as the one for the book edited by Heine and Nurse above, and abbreviate the reference details for the specific article, as below:


Bender, Lionel M. 2000. "Nilo-Saharan." Pp. 43–73 in African Languages: An Introduction, edited by B. Heine and D. Nurse. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


A journal article should be cited similarly to an article in an edited book. Note that the words ‘volume’, ‘number’ and ‘pages’ can be omitted, provided the correct punctuation is observed, as in the following:


Amfo, Nana Aba Appiah. 2010. “Noun Phrase Conjunction in Akan: The Grammaticalization Path.”  Pragmatics 20 (1):27-41.


If the page numbering is continuous through all issues of the volume the ‘number’ itself can also be omitted:

Bresnan, Joan and Sam A. Mchombo. 1987. “Topic, pronoun and agreement in Chichewa.” Language 13:741-82.

Items in newspapers can be cited in the same way as journal articles. Unpublished papers will not have a place of publication or a publisher: simply add ‘ms’ (for ‘manuscript’), or the name and place of the meeting at which it was presented.

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How to Cite

Kambon, O. B. (2019). Table of Contents. Ghana Journal of Linguistics, 8(2), i-iii. Retrieved from

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