Nana Ama Agyeman

BA (UG, Ghana), M.Phil (NTNU, Trondheim), PhD (SOAS, London)

Research Areas:

  • Language Documentation & Description
  • Field Linguistics
  • Language Endangerment
  • Minority languages
  • Serial Verb Constructions


  • Ansah, Mercy Akrofi. & Agyeman, Nana Ama. (2015). “Ghana language-in-education policy: the survival of two South-Guan minority dialects”. Per Linguam 31(1), 89-104.
  • Agyeman, Nana Ama. (2013).“Language Use in Winneba– Some Preliminary Observations” SOAS Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 16 (2013), pp. 259-277
  • Agyeman, Nana Ama.(2006). “Middle Verb Constructions in Akan”. Studies in the Languages of the Volta Basin, Vol. 3.
  • Agyeman, Nana Ama. (2003). “On object sharing and referent sharing in Akan serial verb constructions”. Studies in the Languages of the Volta Basin, Vol. 1, pp. 3-8. 

Conference Presentations:

  • Agyeman, Nana Ama & Sherris, Ari (2017). "Aggression Against Ghanaian Simpa  School Children and Advocacy Efforts to Stop it". Presented at the First International Conference on Revitalization of Indigenous and Minoritized Languages, University of Barcelona, Spain, April 19‐21, 2017.
  • Agyeman, Nana Ama & Akrofi Ansah, Mercy (2016). "Vowel harmony systems in two South-Guang languages (Efutu and Leteh): A case of dominant language influence". Paper presented at the 9th Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG) Conference, GILLBT, Tamale, 26-28 July 2016.
  • Agyeman, Nana Ama. (2015). "Agreement in Efutu (Simpa) - a language documentation study". Paper presented at the  School of Language Conference (SOLCON-1), University of Ghana, Legon, 27-29 October 2015.
  • Agyeman, Nana Ama. (2013).“Language Policy of Education in Ghana: Implications for minority languages”. Paper presented at the Language Endangerment: Language Policy and Planning Conference. CRASSH, Cambridge. 26th July 2013.
  • Agyeman, Nana Ama. (2013). “Language use in two South-Guan language communities in Ghana: Implications for language documentation”. Paper co-presented at the Institute of African Studies Seminar Series, University of Ghana.
  • Agyeman, Nana Ama. (2011). “Serial verb constructions in Efutu”. Paper presented at the 2011 International Workshop on the Description and Documentation of the Ghana-Togo-Mounting Languages, Ho, Ghana.
Courses taught: 
UGRC 110: Academic Writing I, LANG 004: Reading and Comprehension II