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CONFERENCE DAY 1

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MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

OPENING CEREMONY

8:00a.m - Registration of Participants
9:00a.m.
 Opening Prayer
 Welcome Address: Professor Joshua Alabi, Vice Chancellor, UPSA Opening Remarks &
Introduction of Chair-person: Prof. Nana Aba A. Amfo, LAG President

 Chairman’s Response: Mr. Godwin Adagawine, Dean, Faculty of Communication
 Poetry: Archiebold Acheampong
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Keynote Address: Professor Ozo-mekuri Ndimele, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Chairman’s Closing Remarks


10:30am-11.00: COCOA/COFFEE/TEA BREAK


MORNING SESSION (11.00 am – 1.00 pm)


Time
CONFERENCE ROOM 1

Syntax and Semantics

Chair: Prof. K. K. Saah
CONFERENCE ROOM 2

Language Teaching and Acquisition

Chair: Prof. J. F. Wiredu
11:00 Wh-Movement in Bassa: A Transformational Account

Philip Manda Imoh
Language Practice Strategies of Students Learning French at
the University of Cape Coast

Anthony Y.M. De-Souza and Safiatu Mohammed

11:30 Focus Exhaustivity in Akan

Reginald Akuoko Duah

Negative Attitude Towards the Study of L1 in Ghanaian
Senior High School

Charles Owu-Ewie

12:00 Anaphoric Expressions in Dagbani and Dangme

Samuel Alhassan Issah and Regina Oforiwah Caesar

Theorizing Terminology on Models of Child Language
Acquisition and Scientific Knowledge Evolution

Bem P. Ianna

12:30 Syntax-Semantics Interface: The Issue of Co-referential in
Di-argument Structure

Kofi Busia Abrefa and Juliet Oppong-Asare

Examining the Pedagogical Relevance of AL-TA
C
LĪL in the
Teaching of Arabic Grammar

Mohammed Mubarak Hidir



1.00 – 2.15pm: LUNCH PERIOD


AFTERNOON SESSION (2.30pm – 5.00pm)


Time
CONFERENCE ROOM 1

Language and Literature

Chair: Prof. Kofi Agyekum
CONFERENCE ROOM 2

Evolution, Media and Language Change

Chair: Dr. Josephine Dzahene-Quarshie
2:30 When Politics Rhymes with ‘Poly-tricks’: A Critical Study of
Amu Djoleto’s Money Galore

Mawuloe Koffi Kodah

A New Use for an Old Language: Nigerian Pidgin in Urban
Humor and Comedy

Patrick Oloko

3:00
Chanting YorubAkan: A Stylistic Analysis of Jimi Solankẹ ’s
O
̣
na La in The Path

Obadele Kambon
Temporal Relations and Outcomes of Language Contact in
West Africa, Suriname and the Netherlands: Implications for
Creole Formation

Margot van den Berg, Evershed Amuzu, Komlan Essizewa, Elvis Yevudey

3:30 The Rhetoric of Genocide: Language, Memory and Trauma
in Three Selected Novels

Moussa Traore
The Effect of Globalization on Yoruba Proverbs

Esther Titilayo Ojo

4:00 Rendering the Intangible Tangible: An Analysis of Language
in Akan-content Advertisements

Philomena Abakah Yeboah, Charles Marfo and Lucy Bonku

Rank Shifting at the Level of the Clause in Editorials from
Ghanaian and British Newspapers

George Kodie Frimpong


4:30 – 6.00pm: BUSINESS/GENERAL MEETING

6:30pm: COCKTAIL???


CONFERENCE DAY 2:

TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014

MORNING SESSION (8.30 – 11.00)


Time
CONFERENCE ROOM 1

Morphophonology and Morphosyntax

Chair: Dr. Clement Appah
CONFERENCE ROOM 2

Phonetics/Phonology and Morphology

Chair: Dr. Hudu Fusheini
08:30 Relative Clause Construction in Akan

Isaac Oduro

Nasalisation Practices in Ghanaian English

Kingsley Cyril Mintah

09:00 ‘To Be and to Have’: Multi-functionality of the Leteh
Morpheme bʋ̀

Mercy Akrofi Ansah

Nativisation of Akan Loan Words: A Study of Diphthongs
and Consonants

Monica Amoah Apenteng

09:30 Nominalization in Tafi in an Areal Typological Perspective

Mercy Bobuafor

Personal Pronominalisation in Akan

Clarice Sheila Turpin


10:00

Verb Complement in Akan

Bright Amoah


Tone Bearing Unit in Akan: Syllable or Mora?

Lawrence Bosiwah

10:30 A Morphosyntactic Analysis of Some Fante Personal Names
Charles Owu-Ewie and Patience Obeng
Some Grammatical Functions of Tone on Gua (Gwa) Verbs

Michael Obiri-Yeboah


11.00-11.30: COCOA/TEA/COFFEE BREAK




Time
CONFERENCE ROOM 1

Language Acquisition and Sociolinguistics

Chair: Dr. Evershed Amuzu
CONFERENCE ROOM 2

Language Use

Chair: Dr. Charles Owu-Ewie
11:30 A Study of Linguistic Interference in the Language of Level
100 and 200 Students of Spanish at the University of Ghana

Setor Donné Novieto
From “Gidi Power” to “Gentleman Power”: A Linguistic
Representation of Male Sexual Power in Ghanaian Radio
Commercials
Grace Diabah

12:00 Translanguaging: Exploring a Case of Monolingual and
Bilingual Curriculum Classrooms in Ghana

Elvis Yevudey

Religion, Language and Food: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of
Traditional Meal Prayers among the Larteh of Ghana

Alexander Hackman-Aidoo and Mercy Adzo Klugah

12:30 Discursive Constructions of Bicultural Identity: A Cross-
generational Cognitive Sociolinguistic Study on Oromo
Americans in Minnesota

Oromiya Deffa

Semantically Ambiguous: An Overview of some Akan and
Krobo Riddles

George Appiah and Melvin Nartey

1.15pm: EXCURSION TO THE PLANETARIUM/ KN MAUSOLEUM/CRAFTS VILLAGE

CONFERENCE DAY 3:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014

MORNING SESSION (8.30am – 10.30 am)


Time
CONFERENCE ROOM 1

Language Use and Discourse

Chair: Dr. Samuel Atintono
CONFERENCE ROOM 2

‘Mixed Grill’

Chair: Prof. Nana Aba A. Amfo
08:30 Labeling in Media Discourse: An Analysis of Television
News Presentation of Internal Crises and Peace
Management in Nigeria

Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara

A Comparative Analysis of Meta-Discourse Uses in the
Literature Review Section of MPhil Theses of Biology and
English Students of UEW

Harriet Okoh

09:00 The Efficacy of Words in Ghanaian Indigenous Healing:
Some Ethnographic Observations

Samuel Adu-Gyamfi and Charles Marfo

A Pragmatic Act Analysis of HIV/AIDS Literacy Classrooms
in South-Western Nigeria
Foluke Olayinka Unuabonah

09:30 Language Identity: The Gradual Transformation of the Akan
of Ghana to the Proverbial Bat (Apan)

Emmanuel Asubonteng

Kiliji, an Unrecorded Cult Language of Eastern Ghana

Jonathan Brindle, Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu and Obadele Kambon
10:00 “I have a Running Stomach”: Understanding the Ghanaian
in Intercultural Communication

Abigail Ayiglo Kuwornu

African Indigenous Languages and National Development:
The Role of Radio

Kofi Agyekum


10:30am-11.00: COCOA/COFFEE/TEA BREAK





Time
CONFERENCE ROOM 1

Phonetics, Phonology and Language Change

Chair: Dr. Mercy Akrofi Ansah
CONFERENCE ROOM 2

Language Use

Chair: Dr. Augustine Uzoma Nwagbara
11:00 Tone choice and information status in Ghanaian English
discourse: Implications for communicating in English as a
Lingua Franca
Charlotte Fofo Lomotey

“M’akoma mu Toffee”: The Metonymic and Metaphoric
Conceptualisations of the Heart in Akan

Esther Serwaah Afreh

11:30 Voicing in Ghanaian English: A Preliminary Study

Moses Kwadwo Kambou

A Sociolinguistic Survey of Likpakpaln Praise Names

Abraham Kwesi Bisilki and Samuel Issah Alhassan

12:00 The Perception of Akan Migrants in Accra on the Akan
Variety They Speak

Solace A. Yankson

Toponymy as a Source of Knowledge: The Importance of
Place Names in South-West Nigeria

Ayo Yusuff

12:30 Underapplication in an Akan Linguistic Game

Kwasi Adomako

Bagyimiberɛ: The Paradox of Contemporary Akan Perception
of Modernity

Isaac Adjei Forson and Emmanuel Antwi Fordjour


1.00 – 2.15pm: LUNCH PERIOD/ACLS AHP Application Workshop

AFTERNOON SESSION (2.30pm – 4.30pm)


Time
CONFERENCE ROOM 1

Language Use

Chair: Dr. Jemima Anderson
CONFERENCE ROOM 2

‘Mixed Grill’

Chair: Mr. Esther Afreh
2:30 Age, Gender, Status, Power or Face-saving? –The Choice of
Address Forms as Element of Language Etiquette

Ildiko Csajbok-Twerefou
New Paradigm in Linguistic Field Methods: The Use of
Stimuli-based Techniques in Semantic Fieldwork

Samuel Awinkene Atintono
3:00 Between Rhetoric and Political Reality: A Pragmatic Study
of the Keynote Address at the Presentation of All
Progressive Congress (APC) Manifesto

Matthew Abua Ebim

Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Resources
for Teaching and Learning Igbo Language

Eugene U. Ibli and Amechi Boniface Oha

3:30 The National Language Question in Ghana: Insights from
the East

Josephine Dzahene-Quarshie and Robert Wilton Oduori

The Effect of Language Barrier on French Lesson Notes
Supervision: A Case Study

Bernard Ampong and Stella Afi Makafui Yegblemenawo
4:00

Digitizing Language Reading Materials in Ghana: Moving
Towards Affordable Learning Solutions

Murtada Mahmoud Muaz



CLOSING AND FAREWELL