Patience A. Mensa
OFFICIAL STATUS: Lecturer
Patience Afrakoma H. Mensa has been a lecturer at the English Department, University of Ghana since 2005. She is currently a full-time Ph.D. student at the Centre for Language and Communication at The Open University in the United Kingdom. She holds both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Philosophy degrees in English and Linguistics from the University of Ghana and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology respectively. She has since had her Master of Research degree in Education from the Open University and is currently working towards a Ph.D. titled "Communicative strategies in Ghanaian radio ads: the producer, the text and the audience".
Her academic interests are in the area of sociolinguistics and applied linguistics: the use of language in society, in the media (particularly in advertising), in technologically mediated communication, and also in general second-language situations.
The topics she is currently researching on include:
- Communicative strategies in Ghanaian radio advertisements
- Pidgin discourse in Ghanaian advertisements
- Multilingualism in Ghana
- Motivations for English language use and learning
- Using triangular design perspective for qualitative research
She is also interested in qualitative research methodology and is currently conducting an ethnographic oriented research in her study of communicative strategies in radio advertisements.
A. Papers Published
1. Anderson, J. A., Bota, G. & hMensa, P.A. (2011). Powerful women in powerless language: Media representation of African women in politics (the Case of Liberia). Journal of Pragmatics (Forthcoming 2011)
2. hMensa, P. A. (2010). Radio advertising research; A triangular design perspective from an African context. [Special Edition, Radio: challenges and new directions] Communication Journal of New Zealand, 11(1), 52-68.
3. Anderson, J., Ansah, G., & hMensa, P. A. (2009). Domains of English in Ghana and its use for specific purposes. In M. Krzanowksi (Ed.), English for occupational and academic purposes in developing, emerging and least developed countries (pp. 122-129). London: Garnet Education.
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