(Translation equivalent of Welcome in Akan(Twi))

I am a PhD Candidate in my 5th year in the Linguistics program at Boston University. My research concerns how typically developing children and adults acquiring their first and second language(s) navigate the process of acquiring complex linguistic systems found in African languages and their implications for language development theories. I am also interested in examining what bilingual/multilingual speakers' experiences with their native languages reveal about their linguistic systems. I examine these questions with empirical data from understudied languages (such as Akan & Ga) spoken in Ghana. I rely on experimental and field data to address speech production and perception questions in the populations described above.


November 4, 2022 - Minimizing complexity while maintaing the grammar: The case of diminutives in heritage Twi. @ 47th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD).

August 15, 2022 - Vocalic Variation in Asante Twi vowel harmony system. @ Weekly Dept. Seminar, Ghanaian Lgs & Linguistics, University of Cape Coast.

January 7, 2022 - A vowel shift in Twi harmony system: A case of urban Twi speakers @ 96th Linguistics Society of America Annual Meeting.